Originally posted by DarkKnight1680:
If they made the tests more appropriate, those scouts might be more interested. I personally spend way more time watching the position drills. Especially with the wideouts, you can really spot the guys who are true route runners and/or true pass catchers, and not just athletes.
True, but even that is difficult. The gauntlet drill only tells you how well a guy can run in a straight line in shorts while catching balls from a bunch of different QBs.
The main problem with position drills is that they're non-contact and physicality is obviously a huge aspect of football.
I would like to see a more scientifically advanced way of measuring raw abilities. For example, you could easily replace the bench press with the ground-based jammer or a similar machine and measure maximum force output instead of strength endurance.