As the combine continues to rage on, the Colts won’t be looking too deeply into the workouts. They are more focused on what a player has to say.
Chris Ballard spoke to the media yesterday. One of the questions he was asked is what he asks prospects during that 15 minute interview session. What he said was interesting and kind of revealed what the Colts think about the combine process in general.
Ballard said that he doesn’t ask them many questions. He turns it over to the coaches and they ask mostly football questions. They want to see how fast the prospect can think on their toes and process the information. They are looking for quick decision-makers.
That seems to be more important to them than any on the field workout they could do at the combine. Ballard has already shown that he stresses more on the field production at the college level than any workout a player could do at the combine.
But Ballard also said that it’s impossible to get to know someone in just 15 minutes. He understands that the prospects have been through a lot before the interview process and that he won’t judge someone purely on just fifteen minutes with them.
Based off of everything he has said, it is purely a cumulative evaluation process. They know that one thing isn’t going to be a determining factor. But it does seem like they like the interview process the best because they get to see how quickly a prospect can think.