how much stock should you put into the combine?
Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:40 PM
It's my only real chance to see these players on a level playing field. I don't have access to their practices, their interviews, the coaches' film or their pro days. I think you can tell a lot by how fluid players are in their position drills.
That said film should be the prominent factor in the evaluation of a prospect. I quite like the Senior Bowl too - especially the practices.
If a player doesn't show up on film and he blows up the Combine he's only considered in the 6th/7th round in my opinion. You can always use athletes, but not at the expense of football players.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:39 PM
Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:06 PM
Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:01 AM
Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:01 AM
Those are three characteristics of a great football player so usually when you see good numbers at those designated drills it tends to mean you have a pretty good ball player on your hand (i.e. Kuechly, Newton, Beason, Williams, Smith, Davis etc).
I'm sure other drills are important to other people, but to me; these guys already know how to play football so just show me something extra (the wow factor) to make me a believer (i.e. 40 time).
Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:47 AM
What is not seen, but probably carries the most weight are the interviews.
Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:58 AM
Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:18 AM
For instance, may a cb runs a 4.6 40 but does really good in the short shuttle and the 3 cone. And maybe he is 6 feet tall and has a good bench press numbers and reads routs very well. Well if he goes to a zone team, the 4.6 wont hurt him so bad and he will probally be able to play right away.
It just depends on what teams are looking for and how well they know how to scout.
Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:43 PM
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