According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore is attending the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, not to spend time with his teammates, but to try to see what it’s like to be an NFL scout:
Turning 33 years old in May, Gore may only have a year or two left as an NFL running back and could be looking toward life after playing football.
The 11-year veteran has always been highly regarded for his football intelligence and is one of the best running backs in NFL history, having 12,040 career rushing yards which is 15th most all-time in NFL history.
One would think Gore would at least know a thing or two about things when it comes to properly evaluating an NFL running back prospect.
Heck, he could even be a helpful resource to general manager Ryan Grigson, as it relates to finding his potential long-term successor with the Colts through the draft–although the team would assuredly much rather have his help on the field.
While Gore failed to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards on the season for the first time in his career since 2011, it wasn’t through a lack of effort. Despite shaky offensive line play, Gore ran hard and was productive, but the running lanes were simply too few and hard to come by all season.
That being said, he figures to be a major part of the Colts rushing solution next season again, even if doesn’t actually get to scout his long-term successor for the team.