St. Louis Rams Catching on That Combine Isn’t Everything

March 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The last few years one of the league’s worst kept secrets has been how combine climbers don’t always equate to NFL success.  Despite this players often charge up draft boards based solely on a good combine that weighs athleticism over in-game talent.
With the first pick in the draft, making the right decision could be critical for the 1-15 St. Louis Rams.  General Manager Billy Devaney knows this.  He also knows not to fall too far into the combine hype before the draft.
When discussing key players absent from combine drills, such as top rated quarterbacks Jimmy Clausen, Sam Bradford, Colt McCoy, and Tim Tebow, he made note that missing the combine was not a big deal in the grand scheme of evaluating talent.
“It’s not worth getting frustrated over,” Devaney said during a Saturday news conference. “Some of these guys, it's legit. Physically, they can’t work out so you’ve just got to roll with it.
“You’d love to see them work out. But for a quar...

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