Character studied closely at combine
Because few top prospects take the field, the interview process has become a key aspect of the combine, writes Len Pasquarelli.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Not even 45 seconds into his Sunday afternoon session in front of the media here, long enough for Brandon Meriweather to have fielded the obligatory softball questions about what agent represents him and how his height and weight checked out, the University of Miami safety was asked about his role in the infamous brawl last season with players from Florida International University.
Meriweather, who had been coaxed to the microphone by NFL public relations officials and obviously ...
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