http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/24/sports/football/nfl-considers-changes-at-scouting-combine.html This actually sounds interesting to me. You could have guys run their time on their own and then pair up players based on their rank. The 40 is pretty worthless as a means of how a player will play in the NFL, they might as well try go get the best times out of it and make the event more interesting. And of course, spoken like an agent looking out for good old #1. What about the chance of injury just getting out of bed to do the interviews? Might as well have bedside interviews where NFL teams "speed date" each player and then move on to the next prospect. I think I'd like to see it. Not so much a side-by-side of the bench but putting a little competition into the 40 yard dash would be something I'd watch.