Originally posted by YourHuckleberry:
I hate the combine. It f**ks up all the mock drafts, and they have players getting selected based on their combine results instead of how they actually play.
True, but a little misleading. More often than not, the combine drops people in their ranking rather than moves them up-at least that is what the combine is supposed to do-. If a player has good film as a WR and rolls up a 4.7 40 time he is going to drop in the rankings because of statistics and the law of averages...there simply aren't very many good WR with speed that slow. That doesn't mean they aren't good (i.e. boldin, J. Rice etc) but it means that it is less likely that they are good. This is the point of the combine.
If you have a scout that actually moves someone up their rankings because of the combine than you have a problem with that scout. The more likely occurrence is that the player stayed where they are in the rankings and those ahead of him dropped due to very poor performances.
[ Edited by bigwads on Feb 20, 2010 at 06:26:02 ]