Answers could have big impact on NFL draft stock

MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer Published:

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- For some players, the most important part of this week's NFL combine won't come on the field.

It will be the medical exams and the team interviews, and you can bet most of the 300-plus draft hopefuls in Indianapolis this week are ready to answer any question that is asked.

Most have already undergone some version of formal interview training, forcing teams to determine who's being honest and forthright, and who's trying to spin answers.

The list of those facing tough questions this year include Marcus Lattimore, who is trying to return from a gruesome knee injury; Tyrann Mathieu and Da'Rick Rogers, who failed drug tests in college; and Manti Te'o, the victim of an online hoax that drew international attention.