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Athletes love to stretch truth at Combine

Updated: February 28, 2010, 5:05 PM ET
By Matt Glenesk

INDIANAPOLIS -- Shrinkage has hit the NFL Scouting Combine.

And no, cold-water pools were not involved.

Colleges are notorious for stretching the truth when it comes to heights of players. At the combine, the NFL does its own fact checking. And for cornerbacks, height is just as important as the 40-time is for wide receivers. An inch could potentially cost prospects draft position and thousands of dollars.

"This NFL measurement is crazy. I thought I ...

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