Out of Line: NFL Needs To Rein in Probing of Potential Draft Picks

April 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

What do Dez Bryant, Toby Gerhart, and Myron Rolle all have in common?
There were all exposed to the modern-day slave auction that the National Football League pre-draft festivities has become.
Strong sentiments to make? Yes.
Untruthful? Not by a long shot.
There are not too many industries in this country where potential employees are asked to strip to be weighed, poked, prodded, and examined in a room full of scouts, coaches, and other NFL high-ranking officials to determine their value based on muscle mass and number of post-surgical scars on already beaten bodies.
It is the most notorious meat market in all of pro sports.
Not only are future pros asked to run through the gamut of physical drills to test speed, stamina, and strength, but the athletes also undergo a college entrance exam-like Wonderlic test that is suppose to gauge critical thinking and intelligence.
Now we come to find out that NFL team officials evaluate draft picks based on race, ...

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