The NFL Combine is an integral part of the NFL’s off-season.
It’s where a lot of college players measurables are taken, such as 40-yard dash times, ability to make certain throws (quarterbacks only), broad jumps, vertical jumps, and various agility tests. Scouts and GMs also measure college players’ aptitudes in the classroom in going over film to see how well those players read coverages and formations.
A lot of interviews are conducted during the combine to get a feel for the players they may have an interest in drafting, save the dumb “was your mother a prostitute?” questions.
And that is all the combine should be used for.
It should never, EVER be used as the only way to determine the draft status of a particular player. No one can rationally translate how good a player looks in shorts to how well he will perform on the field.
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