Combine pressure is high by design

Stressful environment created to expose players who might wilt in big moments

Originally Published: February 26, 2014
By Tania Ganguli | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- Devon Kennard's father played in the NFL, and when his son prepared for the recent scouting combine, he offered some simple advice:

Don't stress out.

It wasn't a difficult directive for the linebacker out of Southern California to follow. He thrives on intense moments, like the few minutes he gets to impress teams in meetings. He's comfortable and confident even amid the rigors of travel, meetings and myriad medical exams. Prospects might get three hours of ...

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