McCourty offers Combine advice

McCourty offers Combine advice
February 21, 2014, 12:15 pm
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Devin McCourty is turning into a multimedia leviathan.
The Patriots corner – and insightful dinner buddy on Quick Slants – wrote a little advice column for Peter King’s MMQB site giving 10 tips to prospective NFL players at the NFL Combine in Indy this week.
It’s a fun read from McCourty, who was taken in the first round out of Rutgers by the Patriots in 2010 and was named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year the following season.
A sample of his top 10?
7. It’s okay to Google your name every once in a while, but don’t let it consume you. I remember at the Senior Bowl, I’d sit in the hotel room with my roommate, Mardy Gilyard from Cincinnati, and watch NFL Network. We’d see Mike Mayock’s mock draft scroll across the bottom, and we were fixated. Of course we were going to watch. It’s the biggest thing going on in your life, and you’re curious about what the media is saying. At the time, my stock was rising and my name was mentioned in blogs, newspaper articles and mock draft boards. If you can ignore all of that stuff, that’s ideal—but it’s not that realistic. Just take it with a grain of salt. In the end, there’s only so much that you can control, and that’s what you should be focusing on.
The other nine are right here.