For over 300 draft prospects, their first taste of the National Football League arrives this weekend at Indianapolis. There, a bevy of front office executives, coaches and scouts will descend upon Lucas Oil Stadium to watch the former college stars work out during the NFL Scouting Combine.
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The merits of the combine have been hotly debated over the years. Some view the drills conducted at the event, ranging from the bench press to the 40-yard dash, as significantly less important than the game film the prospects produced in college. Others find that the drills can reveal more about a player than what they put on tape. In either case, every team sends their personnel department to Indianapolis to take part.
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“No tanking because teams will not be playing for their own pick, so they would only be benefiting another team by losing. And this solution still allows the worst teams to generally get the better picks. And finally, there would be intrigue as to what teams are picked by which teams — heck, I’m sure the NBA could figure out a way to generate money on the day the picks occur to replace the revenue lost on lottery night. Thoughts?”
Cousins is one of the few players eligible for what’s called a Designated Player Extension, DPE for short. That means he could’ve signed a five-year, $209 million extension this summer and added that to the one year left on his contract that would’ve locked him in through 2023. It would’ve been the largest contract in NBA history. Also, once a player signs a DPE, he can’t be traded for a year, which further narrowed the options the Kings had.