Monday, March 2, 2015

2015 NFL Scouting Combine

Over the past week, I spent my time at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.  This was my third straight Combine, and it is a very long week of work.  It also was the longest time I had every been away from my son, who is just shy of 9 months old now.  I went away on a quick 3 day work trip to Mobile Alabama for the Senior Bowl practices the month before that, so spending a week away from the wife and kid was a brand new experience.  This was also the coldest Combine I had been to, with temperatures at one point dipping into the negatives (-6 during one night), and plenty of snow this time around.  As usual, there is lots of good eating to be done in Indy, and I had a chance to hang out with some friends at work who I normally don't see.  There was meeting of new friends and colleagues, and all the other good ol' familiar faces as well.  I thought this year's Combine, I was able to try different things, and new angles, and I'm pretty pleased with the images I was able to make this year.  I hope you enjoy looking at the pics!


Workers paint the end zone with stencils before the start of the Combine.

The goal posts come down, because, well, there are no kicking drills.

Rex Ryan is always a great interview. 

Cleveland Browns Head Coach Mike Pettine is seen through a viewfinder of a camcorder.

Notre Dame wide receiver Davaris Daniels speaks to the media.

Riverboat Ron.

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota faces the media.


Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty is measured for flexibility.

Towson defensive lineman Ryan Delaire warms up for the 40-yard-dash.

Washington defensive lineman Danny Shelton poses for a photograph.

Washington defensive lineman Danny Shelton prepares to perform the broad jump.

LSU defensive back Jalen Collins rests before running the 40-yard-dash.

Biggest storyline of the Combine:  Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston.

San Diego State wide receiver Ezell Ruffin stretches.

Harvard defensive lineman Zack Hodges came with his game face.

Tennessee State offensive lineman Robert Myers prepares to run the 40-yard-dash.  Quadzilla!

New York Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin, in his usual spot, wearing his usual jacket.

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota looks on during the bench press portion of the Combine.

Baylor QB Bryce Petty asks Getty Images photographer Joe Robbins to see what it's like on the other side of the camera.

Georgia running back Todd Gurley records Florida State running back Karlos Williams.

Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion throws a pass.

Hawaii running back Joey Iosefa runs the 40-yard-dash.

Rutgers RB Mike Burton tips a pass, and hauls it in.

East Carolina wide receiver Justin Hardy runs up the field.
USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams runs the 40-yard-dash.

NFL Network host Rich Eisen runs the 40-yard-dash for St. Jude.

Texas linebacker Jordan Hicks is directed during drills.

Michigan linebacker Jake Ryan is directed by coaches during drills.

TCU safety Chris Hackett makes a catch.

Tennessee defensive back Justin Coleman performs the broad jump.

Florida Atlantic defensive back D'Joun Smith turns to run up the field.

Connecticut defensive back Byron Jones makes a catch.

Florida State QB Jameis Winston and NFL Network's Steve Mariucci pose for a photograph.

Nebraska wide receiver Kenny Bell and his glorious hair.

Hanging out with the running back group after their day is done!

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