NFL Combine 2011: It’s Time to Make Some Changes

February 27, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Every February, some of the best athletes in the world convene in Indianapolis to demonstrate their strength, speed and agility.
The NFL Combine, held for the benefit of scouts, runs a series of physical and mental tests in order to better understand college prospects' professional potential. The idea behind the Combine is that talent evaluators be able to judge players using quantifiable standardized tests.
NFL teams invest millions of dollars in the players they draft every year. It’s crucial that they do their due diligence and know exactly what kind of athlete and person they're bringing into the organization.
A running back or wide receiver may have been tearing it up in Conference USA, but how fast is he compared to players in the SEC?
The goal of the Combine is to answer those questions and provide a stronger basis for evaluating a player’s potential at the next level.
The 40-yard dash shows how fast a player can run in a straight line.

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