Example: Notre Dame receiver Golden Tate, who's blessed with a first-round projection, gave his full formal Combine interview schedule during his media session today. Last night, he met with the St. Louis Rams. Tonight, it'll be the Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, and Miami Dolphins. Tomorrow, it'll be (deep breath) ... the Oakland Raiders, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Kansas City Chiefs, Carolina Panthers, Detroit Lions, New York Jets, and Indianapolis Colts.
Wow. Now, could all of these teams use the kind of inside toughness, smooth speed, and route correctness that Tate brings to the table? Absolutely. Certain teams more than others? Perhaps, but where do you draw that line? This is why, as much as we may want to believe that Team X has a bead on a player because of a specific interview, hold off on buying that custom replica jersey just yet when your favorite team spends some time with your dream draft prospect.