NFL Draft 2011: The Top 10 Skills Needed For Evaluating NFL Talent

February 25, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With roughly 330 college football players invited this week to the NFL Scouting Combine, how does any NFL scouting department truly evaluate one athlete from the next? What are the key skills and qualities needed to be able to consistently make the right choices year after year?
In this article, we will delve into these issues and attempt to identify the attributes that distinguish top flight NFL talent evaluators from the pack. Their skills will be on display all week in Indianapolis, sometimes behind closer doors.
Figure that of the 330 players, only 224 will be drafted.
There will also be some compensatory picks added to the end of round seven, how many remain to be seen. The rest will fall in to the undrafted free-agent pool, at which point sharp front offices are able to scoop up talent and fill in missing pieces. Due to the uncertainty of the CBA, this may be a very important step in fielding a competitive team.
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