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Ravens GM: NFL combine improvements discussed during confidential meeting

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Ethan Sears
Written by Ethan Sears

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said Wednesday that the NFL held a confidential meeting on how to improve the combine.

“The process has to remain pure,” Newsome said, per ESPN. “I think that gives the players the time and the opportunity that they need, and it gives us what we need to properly evaluate the players”

This is fairly vague — you can’t tell whether the NFL wants to make it better for the fans, for scouts, for the players themselves or for everyone.

However, the current iteration of the NFL Combine isn’t all that great for anyone. The fans get meaningless numbers shoved down their throats as if they’re significant in any way, the scouts have to judge players based off three-cone drills and 40-times, and the players are treated like cattle.

Mike McCartney, an agent, wholeheartedly endorsed reform on Twitter.

Reform, in some way, shape, or form, is needed here. It’s tough to imagine any major changes, but it is positive that the league is at least looking at changes. That being said, don’t get your hopes up.

About the author

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears is the publisher of sports web site EthanSears.com and will graduate in 2017 from Rye High School in Westchester County, New York. He has loved sports from an early age and intends to have a long career in journalism.

Ethan interned at the New York Post in the summers of 2015 and 2016. He also writes for Giants Wire, USA Today's New York Giants blog. In addition to writing and editing his own website, Ethan is the sports editor for his school paper, Garnet and Black. You can follow him on Twitter @ethan_sears.