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Predraft camps have become big business

Getting players prepared for the combine has become a big business in recent years.

Updated: February 25, 2005, 2:39 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

During the 1998 fiscal year, prominent NFL player agent Pat Dye Jr. spent zilch in predraft training costs. Seven years later, the investment for Dye to prepare his draft prospect clientele for this week's combine workouts and subsequent campus auditions in front of NFL scouts will exceed $50,000.

In a business that is all about pumping up a player's draft value, about maximizing image in the well-trained eyes of NFL evaluators, preparation costs clearly represent the biggest inflationary ...

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