Top prospects, lessons from Indy

Bill Polian offers combine perspectives, from Manti Te'o to coming trends

Updated: March 1, 2013, 11:33 AM ET
By Bill Polian

The NFL combine is not the be-all, end-all scouting event some make it out to be, but it is an essential part of the draft process. Not only do you gain physical and medical insights into the top prospects, but the event also provides a forum to trade notes with other coaches and executives and to start throwing out some ideas for the season ahead.