Keep an eye on the Combine
If you don't think the Combine is important, then just consider what it meant to former Loyola star Jon Alston.
His good showing at the Combine helped him become a first-day selection in last year's NFL Draft. He made the St. Louis Rams and now Rams officials are talking about Alston as a possible breakthrough guy next year.
So don't discount the Combine. Instead, keep an eye on the NFL Network this week and the Combine's activities.