Originally Posted by WinslowBodden
My whole point is that Blackmon is a gamer, he's a baller, he's a play maker, and a shot caller.
I'm saying he's good and you shouldn't really need the combine to see that. Obviously it would be nice if he put up freakish numbers, but who cares? Look at Jerry Rice, never had the best speed jumping ability or strength but he knew how to play.
If it was all about how a guy looked on the field and how productive he was then the number one pick every year would be a running back from Division II. I think the Combine is simply a way for scouts to bring into perspective what they have seen on tape. Is this guy really that fast, or is the defender he just burned 3 times a total stiff? He looks really good mauling his opponent...is he really strong or is that guy a total puss? I think it would be foolish to use it exclusively, but also to completely discard it.