Here's Wednesday's Reading The Coverage:
Mike Chappell from the Indianapolis Star has a neat story on Marcus Spann, a DirectTV installer with aspirations to play in the NFL. Spann was one of about 500 players trying to make an impression to scouts during the league's regional combine in Indianapolis last weekend. The combine was for draft-eligible players who were not invited to the NFL scouting combine in February. The players went through position-specific drills that were videotaped and made available to all 32 teams. "This is something I truly believe in my heart I've always been destined to be, an NFL player,'' Spann said. "I won't ever stop. If it doesn't work out this year, you'll see me here again next year."
Kevin Bowen of Colts.com writes that Ryan Grigson is the Mariano Rivera of general managers in the NFL because of his ability to close deals with players when given the opportunity. “Grigson has successfully closed the door on numerous free agents over the past three offseasons with the Colts recruiting pitch attracting numerous veterans,” Bowen wrote.