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Combine observations: Speed thrills

Fast WRs such as Tavon Austin steal spotlight from unexceptional QB crop

Originally Published: February 24, 2013
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- As mentioned Saturday, one of the weirdest Indy scouting combine news conferences involved the NFL trying to persuade players to run 40-yard dashes years ago on what was considered a slow track.

Before the combine was televised, the NFL had an impossible time persuading draft prospects to run because the artificial turf in the old RCA Dome was slow. In response, the NFL purchased something called Mondo Track, a rubberized surface used in Olympic venues that is supposed ...

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