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THE QUESTION

Is the Combine Overrated?

Do teams and coaches give too much credence to players' performances at the NFL Scouting Combine?

Posted by Emil Steiner on February 19, 2009 12:04 AM
FROM THE PANEL

Combine Blurs Reality

The combine itself is not overrated, but it does create overrated players.

Posted by Jim McCormick, on February 20, 2009 3:03 PM

February 20th Winner: GEORGE43

The below average scores prospects get on the Wonderlic underscores the true lack of education most players receive in college.

Posted by TOP COMMENTER, on February 20, 2009 2:07 PM

Combine for Success

For these prospects it's a week of great potential and infinite possibility.

Posted by Zach Leibowitz, on February 20, 2009 8:51 AM

Can't Measure Desire

In college, the best athletes can get away with poor work habits. That formula doesn't work in the NFL, just ask Ryan Leaf or Maurice Clarett.

Posted by Gene Wang, on February 19, 2009 6:23 PM

Wonderlic Personnel Test Revealed

See how you match up against the NFL Combine prospects with these sample test questions direct from Wonderlic.

Posted by Emil Steiner, on February 19, 2009 1:23 PM

Is the NFL Scouting Combine Overrated?

Do teams and coaches give too much credence to players' performances at the NFL Scouting Combine? You decide...

Posted by Reader Poll, on February 19, 2009 12:12 PM

The Combine Sells

The Combine has become an event that is not only followed by old-school Draftniks, but also all of those looking to make money from or through the NFL.

Posted by David Carter, on February 19, 2009 6:23 AM

What's the Wonderlic Got to do With It?

To me the NFL Scouting Combine seems like an Indiana livestock auction turned reality show.

Posted by Emil Steiner, on February 19, 2009 6:22 AM

A Piece of the Process

The Combine earns its importance when it becomes the best forum for smaller-school players to perform on a (literal) even playing field.

Posted by Doug Farrar, on February 19, 2009 6:08 AM

Mmm... Measurables

I love the combine. But I'll never understand why it matters.

Posted by Dan Levy, on February 19, 2009 5:58 AM

Combine Feed

Doug Farrar's live Twittering of the NFL Scouting Combine

Posted by Emil Steiner, on February 19, 2009 2:12 AM

Supportive, Not Overrated

The bottom line is that the "meat market" data is relevant to teams, especially the medical data.

Posted by Peter Schaffer, on February 19, 2009 1:01 AM

FEATURED COMMENTS

magicflap: It is underrated. Don't forget they drug test them. In this day and age that is invaluable info for teams....

LegallyMurphy: Some events matter more than others. the 40-yard dash is very overrated. The position specific drills are given more importance by people wh...

dalee16: The combine is is overated, agents have players attend camps in order to prepare for the combine, a whole new industry has has been created ...

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