Originally Posted by Iamcanadian
Watch NFL network, the football people on the show all go 'wow' when say a Poe runs a sub 5.0, they hardly mention the short shuttle or cones timing. I'm not saying it isn't important but believe me a 40 time at any position carries a lot of weight in NFLer's eyes.
The people on NFL Network who are actually qualified to comment on what drills mean (mainly Charlie Casserly) are not the people who go "wow" when a guy runs fast. I mean NFLN's draft honcho is Mayock, who's one of the most vehement "anti-numbers" people in the draftnik business
Plus, I mean, they never show you Poe running the cone or the shuttle, so of course they don't gush over it. The 40 is the the thing the analysts talk about because the 40 is the thing they put on the TV and the analysts are there to entertain.