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NFL littered with cautionary combine tales

Welcome to the NFL scouting combine, where every eighth of an inch and every hundredth of a second count. Way too much sometimes, writes Pat Forde.

Updated: February 23, 2007, 2:18 PM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- The monstrous young man walked into the media room at the Indianapolis Convention Center wearing a gray sweatshirt that said "OL45" on the chest.

When OL45 showed up, reporters got excited. They stampeded behind him to the podium.

In response to the first question, OL45 dispensed the following vital information:

Height: 6-6½.

Weight: 311 pounds.

Hand size: 10 1/8 inches.

Arm length: 33 1/4 inches.

Welcome to the NFL scouting combine, where ...

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