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Maupin233

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Think combine is a formality for a QB, but I will agree at the other


positions. Too much emphasis on measurables. At best, it should be a means of sorting through guys and narrowing down whose film you need to really study and who might rate an in-house workout.

A few years ago, there was a fascinating article about a lineman who had a first round grade and was also a statistics major. He went through every combine drill and used stats to tease out which ones would really affect his draft position and ultimate salary. He figured out that for OL, any 40 time faster than 4.88 made no difference in draft position and salary and 4.88 was only slightly better than sub 5.00. He did the same on the jumping and the cone drills. In the end, he figured out that for an OL, at the combine, only 4 drills really mattered, and there was a law of diminishing returns for each. That is, there was a target number that maximized your perception as a great athlete, and above that number, you got no benefit, and the drop off from that number was a soft curve. Accordingly, he maximized his pre-draft prep by only training those 4 drills and only training to consistently reach the magic number in each. Think he ended up getting drafted in the Top 20.

(In response to this post by hooman#1)

Posted: 01/12/2021 at 12:34PM



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