Classical Combine

For those of you with an NFL obsession like our house has, there might be some interest in the upcoming Combine (when prospects show off their skills for pro scouts and coaches prior to the draft). CBS News has a brief feature which begins:

You can tell a lot about an NFL prospect based on how they were raised.

For offensive tackles Jonathan Martin and Matt Kalil, All-Pac-12 counterparts fighting to be the top offensive lineman drafted in April, background is at the forefront at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Stanford’s Martin majored in Classics — Greek and Roman history — with plans to eventually attend law school. He was recruited by Harvard, his father is a criminal justice professor and his mother is legal counsel for an auto company. At 6-5, 312 pounds with 34-inch arm length, he has the size advantage over Southern Cal’s Kalil. […]

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