Scouting combine slowly evolves

Adjustment to increase of younger prospects is one of this year's top storylines

Originally Published: February 17, 2014
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Though the annual NFL scouting combine has been slow to change through the years, change has been an important part of its growth.

Indianapolis was chosen as the event's permanent site in 1987. Location made it a perfect marriage. Teams doctors had enough close hospital facilities at which they could conduct the necessary MRIs and other tests of prospects' health. Indianapolis has enough hotel space clustered so that all combine activities are within a short walk.

But, like ...

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