#826 – Tyson Bagent | NFL Combine Experience

Tyson Bagent (00:00):

Oh, finally. My goodness. It’s been, feels like I was there. <laugh> feels like I was there for like 10 years.

Sevan Matossian (00:06):

Bam. We’re live. Uh, so when is the last time you’ve been home?

Tyson Bagent (00:12):

Uh, so I left on New Year’s Day and then I got back, uh, yesterday.

Sevan Matossian (00:17):

Oh my goodness. So you’ve been gone and, and, and you were down in Florida training?

Tyson Bagent (00:20):

Yeah, I was in Fort Myers, like the Fort Myers, Cape Coral area.

Sevan Matossian (00:25):

And is that where a lot of guys go?

Tyson Bagent (00:28):

Yeah, a lot of, a lot of players they go to like, I don’t know, like the, the popular kind of hotspots, like nobody wants to do. There’s a lot of running involved, so nobody wants to be kind of like up in the northeast necessarily where I’m from, where it’s cold and you gotta worry about snow and all that stuff. So I think, you know, Texas, Cali and Florida are a couple, couple hotspots where dudes like to train.

Sevan Matossian (00:52):

I, I guess kind of like, uh, spring training for baseball, the big spots Arizona. It, it just doesn’t rain there. Good weather. Yeah.

Tyson Bagent (00:59):

And there was, even in where I was at the Red Sox spring training was, was is in Fort Myers.

Sevan Matossian (01:05):

Okay. So those dudes are around.

Tyson Bagent (01:07):

Yeah. And it also too, like because of that, a lot of the facilities will move. Like where I trained, this was their first year in Florida. They were based in Nashville, Tennessee. But because of where everybody were the big names in, in the players, like the train, they moved their shop down to Florida so that they can, you know, get more, get more dudes to commit to their program.

Sevan Matossian (01:30):

Um, this is, is this the third time you’ve been on the show?

Tyson Bagent (01:33):


Sevan Matossian (01:34):

Uh, Tyson Pagen, third time he is been on the show. Uh, I’ll, we’ll skip over a lot of stuff today, but just to catch those of you up who have not, um, seen the other shows that he’s on, uh, from a young age, uh, Tyson’s dad, uh, got him into sports, uh, got him into football, coached, coached him, stayed close to him, stayed too close to him, but for some reason it <laugh> for for some reason it worked out and against all odds. Uh, Tyson, uh, had an crazy high school, um, uh, football career. Uh, played the quarterback position, uh, went off to college, ended up playing five years of college football there because of the weird, uh, issues around, um, the country being closed down in order to try to get rid of a virus. Didn’t work. Um,

Tyson Bagent (02:26):

COVID bloated.

Sevan Matossian (02:27):

Yeah. That did that didn’t, that didn’t do so good. Especially if you were old. Um, still got you or didn’t Anyway. And then, um, and then, and then all of a sudden, uh, he, uh, college. So, so then after high school goes to college, plays five years there and then college is over and then there’s this thing called the National Football League where dudes who are like, want to keep playing, can try to keep playing <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (02:51):


Sevan Matossian (02:54):

Crazy. Uh, no, you’re, you’re an adult now. You can’t play football anymore. You have to go get a job like building homes or working in the coal mine. But no, there’s this group of guys that don’t ever want to grow up and they try to get to the, uh, national Football League. So on Sunday we can chill.

Tyson Bagent (03:11):

Yep. And watch play kids play kids game forever.

Sevan Matossian (03:14):

Yeah. Play kids game forever and, okay. So that’s pretty accurate, right?

Tyson Bagent (03:19):

Yeah, spot

Sevan Matossian (03:19):

On. Okay. And then, so you have to bear with me. No detail is gonna be too small cuz I, cuz none of us really knows what happens. So. Yeah, I got you. So you, you finish your, um, college career, you have a last game and up till that point some pretty crazy shit had happened. These guys who work at the n there’s 32 teams in the NFL and they’ve all come out to take a peek at you because they hear and they see the numbers. Hey, there’s this kid who might be able, who we might wanna play in the N F nfl. Is it normal for all 32 teams to come out and, and look at a player?

Tyson Bagent (03:59):

I wouldn’t say, uh, I mean I wouldn’t say any of this is normal. Right.

Sevan Matossian (04:03):

I would say Right, right.

Tyson Bagent (04:04):

It’s, it’s normal for, it’s normal for guys that they believe can play at the next level. Uh, it’s, it’s normal but it’s not, it’s really not normal. Like that had never happened. Or maybe it might have happened at Shepherd one other time. I know in the early, like in like the 2014, 1516, um, time, they had a lot of defensive studs on the team. So that could’ve brought a handful, a good, a good handful of teams to watch practice. But no, I wouldn’t say, I wouldn’t say that’s that’s normal, but it was, it was definitely, you know, extremely cool

Sevan Matossian (04:40):

And gave me so flattering and a good sign.

Tyson Bagent (04:42):

Yes, yes.

Sevan Matossian (04:44):

Um, uh, rb uh, Chevon, um, when, when he makes it, are you actually gonna watch an N F L game? So I already started looking, I’m, I’m gonna not only watch it, I’m gonna get the whole entire like N F L package <laugh> so I can watch every single, someone’s like, oh, you don’t have to watch the whole game. You can just, they, they, I’m like, no, no, I’m watching the whole game. They’re like, they do a Cliff Notes version. I’m like, nah, I’m gonna start watching. I’m gonna be a

Tyson Bagent (05:07):

Football player. Yeah, you watch you, I watch your podcast, you watch my games

Sevan Matossian (05:11):

<laugh>. Yeah. It’s simple. Very simple. I was already thinking, how am I gonna do what, what’s that gonna do to my Sundays? Um, okay. And then, and then from there they, how do you know that you’re going to, do you have to like, is it like college, you have to fill out a bunch of paperwork and apply and shit? Or are they more like coming after you?

Tyson Bagent (05:30):

So they, they come after you. And then there’s also, I mean there’s so many forms and medical clearances and a bunch of stuff that you and, and questionnaires that you do fill out so that, um, so that you can go in and do these things. But not everybody fills ’em out. You only fill ’em out if they, if they ask you to. So like with the Risi Bowl, there was about 5 million things I had to fill out in order to go to the risi Risi bowl at the combine. Same thing prior to you get the invite, then immediately they start sending you things to, to fill out to make the process a little bit smoother. Cause it’s like a five. It was like, uh, we were there for five days and then we didn’t do anything on the field until, you know, the last deck.

Sevan Matossian (06:15):

This is the combine that happened this last past weekend.

Tyson Bagent (06:18):

Yes. Yeah. So this is,

Sevan Matossian (06:19):

That was Come on in buddy. Come on in. Uh, don’t be scared, come on in.

Tyson Bagent (06:22):

Nah, he’s, yeah, he’s all good. Um, so it was, uh, five days and then the, the, the four days before that, all it is is N F L Players Association meetings. Um, you know, they’re check a bunch of medical clearances and they, they really check head to toe everything. Like they want you to play in the nfl but they don’t want you if you’re banged up and hurt and they can’t use you to, to a hundred percent what they, what they, how they want to use you. So they’re checking injuries that happened, you know, in high school. And luckily for me, I didn’t have a, I didn’t have a whole, a whole lot. I had, um, a shoulder injury that was minor in 2019 that I told they my range of motion was fine. Everything was good, but they’re so on top of it and just, they have so much money to spend that they just get MRIs and x-rays on everything. So there was a day for that. You had a bunch of media things.

Sevan Matossian (07:17):

No shit. So they’re looking inside of you?

Tyson Bagent (07:20):

Yeah, yeah. So they had a shoulder AC joint and then turf toe, which is just like, I was planting on my right foot a lot just cuz of what I have to do as a quarterback, just planting on my right foot. So my big right toe started there was just some, like, some swelling, uh, in my big right toe and it was just kind of, kind of stiff and it was, it’s all good now, but even then they, they checked it, did a range of motion checked, they said everything was good, but then they were like, ah, we’re still gonna get an mri. So they, they, wow. Yeah, so I, there was like a couple dudes that would get stuck in the hospital. Like you got dudes that are just banging on each other nonstop throughout the game that have, you know, actually sustained some, some real injuries and they ended up, those guys will end up being in the hospital for, you know, up to 8, 8, 9 hours just getting MRIs

Sevan Matossian (08:04):

Experts. Who are those guys? Those are like guys on the line.

Tyson Bagent (08:07):

Yeah, guys on the line. I mean even, you know, there’s receivers, they’re jumping up high, catching the ball, getting hit, you know, defensive back. Basically everybody except the, the quarterbacks in the, uh, the special teams players. And even then there’s also some quarterbacks that, you know, sustain injuries as well. So I’m sure a couple of them got stuck in the hospital, um, getting MRIs and x-rays as well. But it’s a pretty crazy process. And also on that day there you go into about six rooms, you got yourself the physician that they teamed you up with and the physician will go through your paper, he’ll check everything, make sure your range of motion is in check. Then you go into six different rooms. Each room has got 20 to 30 team doctors that are all sitting on a table with their, at a table with their computer in a, a u-shape. Yeah. And you know, when you go, when you go to the, the doctor say, you say you um, say you’re feeling sick, you go and you get checked out, you sit on that table and he talks to you. Yeah. Like in the room. Yeah. There’s one of those tables. You sit on that table right in the middle of everybody,

Sevan Matossian (09:06):

Like the one with the paper, they pull the paper out. Yes, yes.

Tyson Bagent (09:08):

Yeah. You sit on that table like that your physician reads through the sheet and all the do, all the 30 people do. They look at you and they just take notes and then you leave there and then you do that six every time. So it was like

Sevan Matossian (09:21):

SEMA with a hard question. Do they ask you about STDs?

Tyson Bagent (09:24):

Uh, no they don’t. But they check your blood. They check your urine like the first day you get there. So they, they check, they check everything.

Sevan Matossian (09:31):

That’s a great question. I wish I would’ve thought of that. Yeah, <laugh>. Uh, and um, and, and I’m guessing that on, on one hand you can’t make it out of, um, college football without having some wear and tear on you. I mean, you’re at that point, you’re, you’re, those guys have been playing football for everyone. There’s been playing football for 15 to 20 years, right?

Tyson Bagent (09:54):

Yeah. Unless you’re, unless you’re like a uni a

Sevan Matossian (09:56):


Tyson Bagent (09:57):

Yeah. Unless you’re like a, it’s like some unicorn story. Even kickers, like I I, my little cousin’s a kicker and he was kicking so much that he, he did something really traumatic to his hip flexor uhhuh <affirmative> had to get surgery and he can’t, can’t move that part, that section of his body for like five months. So even, I mean there’s even kickers, like nobody’s really exempt from the whole, uh, medical clearance, uh, thing. They, they, they take, they, they take that extremely seriously. Um, but it was just kind of cool how it all worked. Like it, it was, it was, it was annoying at the time cuz I’m like, man, let me get on the field and just do my thing. However, I was like, wow, this is, they really like, you know, they, I guess they, they pay you all, all that money. They wanna make sure that you’re perfectly healthy.

Sevan Matossian (10:42):

Yeah, it sounds true. And I guess they only get so many picks, right? And so it’s like they don’t want to pick a le a

Tyson Bagent (10:47):

Lemon. Yeah, you don’t wanna waste it. You don’t wanna waste a, a pick. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (10:52):

So then you, you, you finish high, you finish college and then you get that invitation to the Senior Bowl and is any part of you not want to go? Is that, why is the Senior Bowl important? Does any part of you not want to go because there’s a chance you could get hurt there?

Tyson Bagent (11:08):

Uh, there is a chance that you could get hurt at the Senior Bowl. That’s not necessarily what I was thinking. I, in my, I’m from a small school. I desperately needed the Senior Bowl because a lot of the questions everybody had for me was the fact that they didn’t believe I could play at that higher level. And all the Senior Bowl is, is dudes at the highest level. Um, so I could see if I was already made my mark at the highest level, like high D one, like at school like Alabama, I could be like, ah, you know, maybe that’s a risk going to the Senior Bowl. Maybe I’ve already proved everything. You can watch my film. However, me, I would play in a, on a division two school, I needed to showcase that I could play with the dudes that are gonna go to the nfl.

Sevan Matossian (11:51):

So, and you completed 17 of 22 there?

Tyson Bagent (11:54):

Yes. Yeah. I had a real, it was, it was, it was a lot of fun. But it’s funny, that was like hell week, like if I had to go to the Senior Bowl again tomorrow, I would be like, like shit, I gotta go back to and do all this shit again. Like, it was like, cuz it was almost everything that we did at the combine. But also you had to learn a whole offense

Sevan Matossian (12:15):

Oh, oh oh.

Tyson Bagent (12:16):

And practice and get ready for a game on top of having to meet with N F L, um, with N F L personnel and go to parades and do, uh, your, your day was accounted for every minute from 6:00 AM to 11 o’clock at night the whole time. So after, after that, you know, going to the combine was a breeze. It was, it was, it was quite, it was just a, I was able to take it all in and not really worry or stress about anything.

Sevan Matossian (12:44):

Uh, solid work at the Senior Bowl. Trish, uh, Tyson, congrats on your Senior Bowl performance. Hey, I, if you are, I know, I know it. It’s all um, new to you. Every day is like, unfolding is new, but it almost seems like the senior bowl, if I was an NFL scout, would be more relevant than the combine. I, I’m kind of tripping on the combine because what could they actually learn from you in a day that they, that they haven’t seen already from four years of high school and five years of college? Like I’m trying to, like why would there, like I, as I was going through your combine, um, you know, uh, footage on YouTube mm-hmm. <affirmative>, you know, they suggest videos. Like, it’s like a man who has worse combine ever. And it’s like, I forget who it is, but they show some guy who has like a shitty combine. But I’m like at that point, like <affirmative>, everyone knows what they’re getting don’t they?

Tyson Bagent (13:39):

100. Yeah, 100%. It was the, like, the list cuz you’ve got in my, this whole off season thing, pre-draft thing, it was, I had the senior bowl, the combine and I have my pro day, which is just at my school, right? And ranking knows it was Senior Bowl number one, combine number two. Then pro day number three, like that was the like importance like level of importance with all three Senior bowl you’re playing actual football against actual people, you know, doing exactly what you would do at the next level. So that, that’s huge. Then the combine, obviously you got all the dudes. So for quarterback will just be specific on the quarterback. You got all the quarterbacks right in the same area, throwing the same routes and you kind of get a chance to see what like just like, oh this dude’s killing this, but you know, this dude can’t really do this or he doesn’t do it. Like this dude does it. You get a

Sevan Matossian (14:30):

How many quarterbacks? 15.

Tyson Bagent (14:32):

There was 15. Okay. And you get an idea of like ath athletically, the numbers you put up like, hey, can this dude, can this dude, is he athletic enough to obviously maneuver around N NFL caliber players, like as a quarterback for receivers? The all the athletic stuff is very important. You, you know, you want to be able to, you obviously you pick dudes that you think can run past the, the defenders. So the the times matter more so for them than, than it would like a special teams player or a quarterback. But getting a general idea of the athletic ability, how they kind of carry themselves throughout the week when you got ’em doing a bunch of stuff they don’t want to do. Um, and just kind of, you know, are they a slappy, are they not? Do they

Sevan Matossian (15:17):

Care? Just what’s a slappy?

Tyson Bagent (15:19):

Just like a slap dick. Like a

Sevan Matossian (15:20):

Oh oh, okay, okay.

Tyson Bagent (15:21):

Um, you know, do they care? Do they not care? You know, are they cool to

Sevan Matossian (15:26):

Be out? Did you get that vibe from anyone there that like they were just like going through the motions?

Tyson Bagent (15:30):

Maybe, maybe a handful, but I mean, everybody, most everybody there is like is is is is putting on a super front. Like just trying to be super perfect because they

Sevan Matossian (15:40):

Understood they brought their a game.

Tyson Bagent (15:41):

Yeah, exactly. So even if they were, you know, an asshole or, or not the best person, you would never, you would never be able to notice in that, in that short amount of time

Sevan Matossian (15:51):

They pushed it down. Uh, Cobra Rhodes, Tyson QB number one NFL combine. Why did you, why were you wearing the number one? Um, uh,

Tyson Bagent (16:01):

Jersey alphabetical order by last name.

Sevan Matossian (16:04):

Oh, that was cool.

Tyson Bagent (16:05):

Yeah, I know. It was really cool cuz the whole no bull thing was, uh, they, they like, they experiment. They did all their experimentations with the QB one, um, number and position. So it all worked out, uh, to where that was the most like, popular one anyway, so it was pretty sweet.

Sevan Matossian (16:25):

So you get there and is there just a ton of noble gear in your room?

Tyson Bagent (16:28):

Oh my gosh. So we get there, checked in and then they had, they built like this, they must, I mean they spent a ridiculous amount of money building this like no bull locker room in this noble training facility. Cuz the people I trained with in floor in Fort Myers, my trainers, um, they came, they had a group of dudes that were going the combine and I was in it. So they came to the combine and throughout the day, whenever we had an open slot, we would go and we would train with them to continue to get ready. Cuz you don’t wanna just sit around for four days and then go out there and try to put up your best numbers. So they trained with us throughout the day. Um, they had, uh, um,

Sevan Matossian (17:06):

Wow, that’s crazy. I didn’t, you’re telling me that the team that you’re training with in Fort Myers shows up and they set up a little camp there somewhere. Yes. And then your downtime, they got you still moving. Yeah,

Tyson Bagent (17:16):

And they brought their PT people, so we’re able to continue to get It’s crazy pt. It was, yeah. The whole thing is unreal. Like, it’s so crazy, especially where I’m coming from like with just no resources. So I’m like, this is all like, new to me, but it was really cool. So I, we would train with them or whatever, but yeah, the whole gear thing, we showed up, we went into that Noble locker room and they had a locker for you and there’s probably $5,000 worth of gear just, and it’s all yours. It’s got your name on it, you try it on, do it whatever you take it to your room. You know, they had, they got, you know, two bags, a lifting belt, like, it was like a bunch of, it was, I got so much gear that when I left for Florida, I didn’t have any of that stuff that’s over there on the ground.

Sevan Matossian (18:05):

Okay. Wow. All right.

Tyson Bagent (18:06):

All those boxes and all those bags. And now I’m kind of in panic mode trying to figure out what I need to get rid of so that I have room for all that stuff.

Sevan Matossian (18:14):

So, and you’re Hey. Uh, eBay, eBay, eBay.

Tyson Bagent (18:17):

Yeah. Yeah, yeah. It was all, it was all great though. Yeah, they did. We had a, we got a bunch of gear. It was a, it was a super, super time.

Sevan Matossian (18:24):

So you’re there for six days and five days or basically looking under the hood. Do, do they put you through a psychological eval? Is it, is it like a shrink talk to you?

Tyson Bagent (18:34):

We did have like a, we did have a test, like a, it wasn’t, it was like a IQ test, I guess just kind of one of those ones with a bunch of trick questions on it. They put us through that, but it was pretty brief.

Sevan Matossian (18:46):

But is there anything like, uh, you’re driving down the street and someone flips you off? Uh, a

Tyson Bagent (18:51):


Sevan Matossian (18:51):

It was more pull the car over and slap ’em B wave and say sorry, there’s nothing like that.

Tyson Bagent (18:55):

Nah, the ones that, the, the harder ones was, it would be like, it would be a question composed of like, or a riddle of like four or five sentences. And it would be, the flu is similar to common cold, but it is more rapid and it’s more deadly. And then it would say the common cold is similar to a car accident, but it happened slower and it’s less deadly. And then it would have like a couple more of those, and then it would be like, um, and then it would be like true false. The the flu is more deadly than a plane crash. Right? And then like, you would have to like go and decipher and it, it wasn’t like common knowledge. Like obviously you would pick the plane crash, but you had to go and like read the rhythm and be like, okay, hold up. So the flu is more deadly than this, but this is more deadly than that. And then hold up. All right. So there it is. And then you would go, but it was time too, so you had to like, there was a time limit, so you had to try to decipher all of it

Sevan Matossian (19:58):

Pretty quickly. Do you know that that shit’s coming when, um, when you get there? Like you Yeah,

Tyson Bagent (20:03):

I had a, I had an idea. I didn’t, we obviously, I didn’t have all the, like I didn’t know what the questions were gonna be, but knew there was gonna be some type of, some type of like IQ test, mental test.

Sevan Matossian (20:14):

Do they give you an itinerary before you get there? Hey, like, these are the six days or five days?

Tyson Bagent (20:19):

Uh, they did, but it was very brief. Like you don’t get the real itinerary. Like it was, you get a broad itinerary, like you get what day you’re getting there and it’ll be like two bullet points. Like this is basically what you’re doing on this day, this day, this day. But then you, we got, uh, we got our real itinerary when we got there and they did it through an app. And we had a group leader who’s, he was great. And his name was Donovan. He was with the, he was with the Chargers. And uh, he did, we just communicated through that. So our schedule would be on there. He would what time we needed to be there prior. And then we, that we would leave as a group and all that, all that stuff.

Sevan Matossian (20:53):

Um, I’m gonna, I’m gonna pull up a video. I’m not sure if you’re gonna be able to see it, but, um, maybe you could tell us, uh, what’s going on here. Let me see if I can pull this up. So you’re, you’re on a field here. What C can you, yeah, it says quarterback wide receivers, tight ends. What, like what is this? Like that’s you in the, that’s you in the middle, right? Yes. At

Tyson Bagent (21:18):

The ball. So that day, those are the position groups that were working out on that day.

Sevan Matossian (21:23):

And who are all those dudes? Who are all those dudes? The other dudes in like the black shorts and the red tank tops. Those are, uh, other quarterbacks.

Tyson Bagent (21:30):

Yeah. So all the red shirts are, are quarterbacks that are behind me. Uhhuh <affirmative>. And then there’s a big group of red shirts behind that receiver, but you can’t really see ’em. And those are all the receivers. Everybody else who’s wearing other color is either a, um, a, a phys, uh, is either a trainer that’s giving people water. It’s either a, a scout of an n NFL team or a camera person.

Sevan Matossian (21:51):

That dude with the stick that’s like some sort of camera or audio gear.

Tyson Bagent (21:55):

Yeah, there’s cameras. Yeah, there’s cameras everywhere.

Sevan Matossian (21:58):

And, and how about the girl, like up at the top? What’s she doing? Just sit with her hands on her and then

Tyson Bagent (22:02):

They al Yeah, so they also had a bunch of people that were like, that would just gather the, the, the footballs. Like there’s footballs flying everywhere, you know, they would just be the, like, the people picking up everything and making sure that everything is able to move, able, able to move smoothly.

Sevan Matossian (22:19):

And what’s that dude telling you that’s like, he’s standing like right in your grill when you’re snapping? So

Tyson Bagent (22:23):

He’s got, he’s a, he’s got a sheet and he’s going over the order. So he’s got the order of the quarterbacks throwing. So I’m throwing, and then he would be quick to be like, all right, yeah, so and so you’re on deck.

Sevan Matossian (22:34):

Like, and, and how many throws do you get right there?

Tyson Bagent (22:37):

Right here? You got, you got three and then you switched three at a time.

Sevan Matossian (22:42):

So not very many.

Tyson Bagent (22:43):

Yeah. Each route you got to throw, uh, three times. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (22:47):

And do you know this guy, have you, this guy you’re about to throw to, have you ever thrown to him before in your life?

Tyson Bagent (22:52):

I have not. Nah. He’s from, he’s from the University of Michigan.

Sevan Matossian (22:56):

So you guys both step up there together and then you look over and you’re like, Hey dude, don’t fucking drop this. Yeah,

Tyson Bagent (23:03):


Sevan Matossian (23:04):

<laugh>. And he’s like, Hey dude, don’t fuck the throw up. Yeah,

Tyson Bagent (23:07):

I don’t know. I guess there’s a level of, of trust just because, I mean, I know how good I had to be to get to the N F NFL combine, so I can only imagine how good that dude had to be to get to the N F L combine. So right now I’m just more focused like, you know, on upholding my end of the bargain than I am worried about if I’m gonna throw a good ball and he’s gonna drop it.

Sevan Matossian (23:27):

Yeah. Um, Tyson, um, there were 106 dudes there.

Tyson Bagent (23:33):

Uh, you talking about athletes?

Sevan Matossian (23:35):

Yeah. At the combine? Yeah.

Tyson Bagent (23:36):

There’s 300,

Sevan Matossian (23:38):

300. Okay. 300

Tyson Bagent (23:39):

Each year. Yep.

Sevan Matossian (23:40):

And then, and then, and then there’s like, um, uh, 280 or 300 dudes who get drafted in totality every year into the nfl. Yes.

Tyson Bagent (23:48):


Sevan Matossian (23:49):

And is there anyone who they, if you get invited there, what am I trying to ask here? Are there people who will be drafted who don’t get invited there? Or is it pretty much, and I know there’s outliers, but is there anyone, like, is the,

Tyson Bagent (24:04):

There’ll be some outliers. Most of those dudes that went to the combine will get drafted. Some, there’s a handful that won’t. And there’s,

Sevan Matossian (24:10):

Is there anyone who’s so good they don’t have to go to the combine?

Tyson Bagent (24:14):

Um, not, not go to the combine. They don’t have to participate in the combine. There was a couple, there was a couple dudes that didn’t, that just went just to do interviews and, and show their face that they were already stamped enough to not have to take any risk. Not, not, not drop their draft stock by not participating. They were already kind of

Sevan Matossian (24:33):

No shit.

Tyson Bagent (24:34):

Yeah. So I, yeah. Yeah. The Alabama quarterback. This dude is five 10 short dude. Right? Like from quarterback standpoint, this dude’s so good. He just came and just hunt. Got to hang out.

Sevan Matossian (24:50):

Oh man. That’s a good gig.

Tyson Bagent (24:51):

Yeah. I was like, man, I was like, wow, that’s, that dude must just be like, they must think this dude is so good because not only, you know, he’s short. Like, so I imagine he just must be super, super nice.

Sevan Matossian (25:05):

Hey, so, so, and being shorts bad because you have to throw over the top of tall dudes.

Tyson Bagent (25:10):

Yeah. Just like, there’s just a, you know, a perception that the, you know, the o line in the NFL is so huge that you would just want to you that, you know, I think it’s not as nearly as important as people make it out to be, but you would just, their, their ideas like you wanna do that can see over the line, that can see the field. And you could just imagine that it gets cloudier and cloudier the lower you get.

Sevan Matossian (25:35):

Uh, right. That’s a good description. More cloudy. Uh, Tyler spot. I wanna see the throw. Okay. Chill. Chill. Press play Chevy. All right, everyone be cool? Everyone chill. Everyone chill. Trish, uh, pull up his 40 yard dash in due time. Jesus. You guys are just, man. Okay, here we go. <laugh>. Um, and, and I, I like the way they described this. Someone said that, uh, they described this as you putting it in the bucket.

Tyson Bagent (26:00):

Yeah. So they, and they, they did a good job coaching us too. Whenever the route would change. Yeah. They go, Hey look, this is what we want on this one specifically, I want you to take your five step drop and I want you to put a high in the air, let it, let it fall in.

Sevan Matossian (26:12):

Okay. And that’s what they told you for this? Yeah. Okay. Career,

Tyson Bagent (26:16):

Of course. He, his

Sevan Matossian (26:16):

Career ended. Okay. So like that five steps drops, just what you did right there. You just backed up.

Tyson Bagent (26:21):

Yeah. Just five steps. Yep.

Sevan Matossian (26:24):

And is your mind clear or you shitting your pants right here?

Tyson Bagent (26:27):

Nah, I was good by this point. And this one, there’s a lot less thinking. You just take a five step drop and you throw it high as far as you can.

Sevan Matossian (26:33):

How about this dude in the upper right hand corner, he’s holding a satellite dish at you trying to get like, like strong enough to hear your breathing. Yeah. <laugh>. You see that? The audio guy? Yeah. Guy. And then you got these two cats on the ground here.

Tyson Bagent (26:45):


Sevan Matossian (26:48):

And this is all being televised.

Tyson Bagent (26:50):

Yes. It was live. I mean, it’s like everybody watches. I mean, I grew up watching the combine. That’s why the whole time I was there I would just pause and be like, wow, I cannot believe I’m in a combine right now. This is, is crazy.

Sevan Matossian (27:03):

And that’s not real grass. That’s just plastic. That looks like grass.

Tyson Bagent (27:06):

Yeah, it’s just turf

Speaker 4 (27:07):

Did here in Indianapolis as a backup to Andrew Luck. And he was terrific at that too. So crazy. That’s Ronnie Bell.

Sevan Matossian (27:15):

Hey, is there anything wrong with that pass? Like did he, like is it like, I mean that looks just like his perfect as it could be

Speaker 4 (27:21):

Rear ended here in Indianapolis. Yeah. That’s very

Tyson Bagent (27:22):

Sweet. So with this,

Sevan Matossian (27:23):

Oh, what’s he do right there? Sorry, hold on, hold on. Before you answer his career, what’s he do? Indianapolis. Oh, he does a little joke move.

Tyson Bagent (27:29):

Yeah. At the cone. They’ve got cone set up and they, they do a good job of coaching and telling you exactly what they want out of

Speaker 4 (27:35):

Pick up Tan Luck. And it was terrific at that too.

Sevan Matossian (27:40):

So yeah. God that looks like that couldn’t have gone any better, right?

Tyson Bagent (27:43):

Yeah. Was this was the first year that

Speaker 4 (27:46):

Fans Tan Andrew you this.

Tyson Bagent (27:48):

Terrific. Everybody kinda lost it and they were all like, so Cause that was the, that was the first one.

Sevan Matossian (27:54):

Oh, really?

Speaker 4 (27:56):

Here in Indianapolis. A backup to luck. It was

Tyson Bagent (27:59):

Terrific. Was just like everybody got pretty excited after that one

Sevan Matossian (28:02):

And then the, yeah. Okay. I see the crowd over here.

Tyson Bagent (28:05):

Yeah, they’re all in like the end zone, the, the end zone that we can’t see yet.

Sevan Matossian (28:09):

Yeah. Look how high the ball is. How far is that pass?

Tyson Bagent (28:14):

50 yards. But I’m throwing

Speaker 4 (28:15):

That’s Ronnie Bell

Tyson Bagent (28:17):

More than probably closest

Speaker 4 (28:21):

Here in Indianapolis.

Sevan Matossian (28:22):

You throw from the 10

Speaker 4 (28:23):

Was terrific at

Tyson Bagent (28:24):

That too. At the opposite 40. But it’s at an angle. So if you made it Oh,

Sevan Matossian (28:28):


Tyson Bagent (28:29):

Line insane. Like it’s 50 yards literally, but in a straight, like how far it actually went, it’s probably closer to right, maybe around 60.

Sevan Matossian (28:37):

Look at these dudes on the 20 just sitting in lawn chairs.

Tyson Bagent (28:41):

Yeah, yeah. There’s people everywhere. So all the, and those dudes standing up after that receiver catches the ball. Yeah. And he does what he does after, and then he just tosses it to them and he gets back in line and they handle, you know, the making sure the ball gets back.

Sevan Matossian (28:54):

So it’s kind of cool that you went first because you did, uh, fuck you dude. I am not, are you kidding me? I’m k Sevanna is struggling without Caleb. I’m murdering it. <laugh> Your mom’s struggling without me right now, but that’s it. So, so they, you, you go first and you don’t have to think like you don’t have to Those guys in the who, the guy who’s last is just, that’s horrible.

Tyson Bagent (29:19):

Yeah. The only way, the only way going last would be good is if everybody else before you screwed it up, <laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (29:26):


Tyson Bagent (29:26):

Right. And you could just go be the savior.

Sevan Matossian (29:29):

Hey, in Olympic weightlifting there’s this, like, if someone walks on the platform in front of you, like you’re supposed to get all angry, like it’s a distraction. Yeah. I mean, what a what? You can’t have any of that primadonna shit at the combine mean there’s literally, there’s people everywhere on the field way

Tyson Bagent (29:43):

Too professional. They are on top of everything. Everything is like, every inch of turf is like accounted for something.

Sevan Matossian (29:53):

It’s nuts. Oh, you’re glad. I’m assuming you absolutely love the experience.

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