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#21 CanadianCat

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:17 AM

Listening to alot of scouts talk on this the combine is a tool used to eveluate players. Basically its really beneficial for kids that didnt play in the top tier confrences as it allow them to get on the same level.


The biggest value to the combine is the player interviews. This more than anything impacts their draft 'stock'

BTW isnt it a bit degrading that at the beginning of the combine all the player get 'herded' on to a stage in their underware to have pictures take of them. Its like when you buy cattle...

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:19 AM

Also seems like for coaches, agents and GM's the combine serves as a big meet a greet. Its probably as important for scouts and NFL staff for networking as it is for draft prospects.

Combine makes for decent TV in the offseason.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:29 AM

I think you just use it as another avenue of evaluation. Game tape and interviews obviously being much more important. But if you worry that guy that looks slow on tape, and then he looks slow in workouts, you might just have to chalk up that he's slow.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:09 AM

Also seems like for coaches, agents and GM's the combine serves as a big meet a greet. Its probably as important for scouts and NFL staff for networking as it is for draft prospects.

Combine makes for decent TV in the offseason.



Agree about the meet and greet. Very similar to the MLB's winter meetings.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:16 AM

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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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:54 AM

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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Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:09 AM

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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Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:17 AM

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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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:49 PM

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

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:53 PM

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


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