"I really like the fact that Michael did it before the draft, because his attitude was, 'You know what? I know who I am. I know I can play great football and judge me on the merits,'" Obama said in an interview with TNT's Charles Barkley that aired prior to the NBA All-Star Game.
The combine begins this week with exclusive coverage on NFL Network and runs from Feb. 22 to 25.
» Friday, Feb. 21: Travel to Indianapolis, register, pre-exam and X-rays, orientation and team interviews
» Saturday, Feb. 22: Measurements, medical examinations, meet with the media, team interviews
» Sunday, Feb. 23: Psychological testing, bench press, team interviews
» Monday, Feb. 24: On-field workouts, depart Indianapolis.