View Full Version : How Overrated is the Combine?

04-29-2011, 02:50 AM
Looking back at some of the performances, which are supposedly a good measure of where you'll be drafted, the #1 QB threw like absolute hell, the #2 WR had a better all-around perforamance than the #1, the #1 RB ran a 4.6, and the #1 OT didn't even work out. "Upside" and game film clearly dictates the draft...

04-29-2011, 02:59 AM
Yeah, that's why the NFL spends millions on the post season because upside and game film clearly indicates the draft. Oh by the way, without the combine how do you judge upside?? Why did Fairley drop to #13, the Prince to #19, Luiget rise up to #18, etc. etc. etc.
Again, you show a lack of knowledge about the draft process.

04-29-2011, 03:01 AM
Jesus, don't be too nice iac... Don't know why people feel the need to be so condescending...

04-29-2011, 03:04 AM
You are the very last person on this forum that should be attacking someone's knowledge of the draft process. You should be in hiding right now. Go around and check out some of your pre-draft wisdom/guarantees. Its sad. Just .....go away lol

04-29-2011, 03:04 AM
Jesus, don't be too nice iac... Don't know why people feel the need to be so condescending...

Sorry but me and Giant are having a little tit for tat on another post.

04-29-2011, 03:07 AM
Btw...nothing Fairley or Prince did at the Combine caused them to drop genius. Fairley would be the character/motor questions...Prince would be a case of studying the game film (woah) a little closely and seeing sloppy technique. Luiget probably helped himself there...you go get yourself a cookie for that.

04-29-2011, 01:02 PM
Pro days are much more important to QBs than the combine. At the combine, you find yourself throwing to WRs that you have no feel for. Qbs looking "off" at the combine, is nothing new.

The combine is a good overall tool...but you'd be foolish to use that as your only barometer when grading prospects. Great combine performances can be immense for some players...but really, we see great performances lead to no gain in draft positioning all the time. It's just one way, of many, to aid in the formulation, of a more concrete grade for the prospects.

04-29-2011, 01:07 PM
The combine is a check on what you've seen live and on tape. The combine is not intended to form opinions, but to refine them. Heck, the main reason they do the thing is the interviews and the medical.

04-29-2011, 01:54 PM
I guarantee you hadn't Kerrigan tested as well in agility drills the Skins wouldn't have taken him for our 34 system.