With Careers Shorter NFL Teams Ask: What Can Rookies Do For Me Now?

The Washington Post  

E. Lyle Cain, Jr. , M.D.

WASHINGTON D.C. -- Like skid marks at the scene of a car crash, the evidence of a college career’s worth of collisions was evident to a skilled medical practitioner looking to find fault with the test results on Alabama defensive end Jonathan Allen at the NFL scouting combine. There were signs of surgery on each shoulder and a trace of arthritis in each joint.

Alabama's Jonathan Allen out to prove shoulders not a hindrance 

E. Lyle Cain, Jr. , M.D.

INDIANAPOLIS -- The bench press will be in the spotlight at this year's NFL Scouting Combine, a new-look event flanked by bleachers so fans can watch it live. When Alabama star defensive end Jonathan Allen steps to the bench, his efforts will be seen by all.

Behind closed doors, however, there will be just as many eyeballs on Allen's shoulders.