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Mr. Scot

Workouts vs Game Tape

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The combine is a dog and pony show that offers little IMO, although some info can and should be gathered there about guys.

As a whole though, judge a guy by what he does on the field. You go primarily by combines, and you're the Raiders.

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the combine is apart of the draft process.it should confirm what you see on tape,or make you go back to see if you missed something.

This. Some players just don't test well but perform well on the field. With that said, the combine is important because it gives teams another chance to learn more about their potential investments. The heavy lifting, however, is done through watching game film, practices, etc.

The players that test well, or don't test well even, will just make the personnel guys go back and study their film that much closer.

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The only staff that cares about a o-lineman's 40 time, is one that expects their lineman to run down guys who forced a turnover and going the other way with the ball. Other than that, o-lineman don't run 40 yards at any given time.

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Linville has a point... I like it explained that way.

The combine shows you how seriously the guy is taking things. Game tape is where it's at but a bad showing at the combine is a red flag. A good showing at the combine for a guy that didn't look great on tape isn't as telling imo.

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Combine is important. I think interviews are something that weeds out a lot of players for teams.

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I hewed warmack didn't interview well, came off as not very bright

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The interviews and medical is the biggest part. The rest are for show.

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I think the NFL could do without the combine

The combine is very useful in at least one aspect: It allows teams to interview top guys at one location as opposed to teams having to fly people around all over the place, wasting time and money.

As for the rest, it is a bit contrived, but it does help to winnow out the wheat from the chaff in regards to each team's needs.

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Most evaluators will say that a player can only move up or down between a half to a full round based on their combine. One player who may have moved up to the middle of round one is Tyvon Austin. I'd definitely put him in our mix as an impact playmaker in the mold of DeSean Jackson.

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