With the annual underwear Olympics known as the Scouting Combine only a few days away, we’re trying to shame the top prospects into working out in Indy by celebrating the top prospects who have decided to go against the grain (plug in the Red Hook sign, McLovin) and put their lofty status at risk by working out at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Many of the top prospects choose to defer until their Pro Day workouts, where the players operate on familiar turf. For quarterbacks, it means being able to stage a choreographed pitch-and-catch session with receivers to whom the passers have been passing the ball for months, if not years. For receivers, it means catching the ball from someone with whom they’ve working repeatedly.
But that won’t stop the top receiver in this year’s class from working out at the Scouting Combine. Oklahoma State’s Justin Blackmon recently told Albert Breer of NFL Network that Blackmon will “do it all” in Indy.
Though some would say he has nothing to gain by working out, the truth is that he’ll show scouts that he’s willing to compete, regardless of the circumstances.