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Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by VJCPatriot, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. VJCPatriot

    VJCPatriot Pro Bowl Player

    Apr 28, 2006
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    So this article on the Bleacher Report has come out with this new system to grade the physical specification of prospects:

    NFL Combine 2013 Results: Winners and Losers from the Weekend | Bleacher Report

    Do you believe it's oversimplistic or is it a useful tool to evaluate draft prospects? I think the system might need some tweaking.

    The highest graded prospect according to DMR was Christine Michael with a 9.1, whom I have not heard of but apparently had a very explosive combine. His teammate Swopes also blew up with big numbers.

    Just Wait Til Next Season: Christine Michael Verifies His Incredible Day at The NFL Combine
  2. DaBruinz

    DaBruinz Pats, B's, Sox PatsFans.com Supporter

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    The problem with something like that is that it highlights the Workout Warrior while not giving any credence to the skills portions of the Combine.

    Another issue I have with it is that all positions don't need the same metrics. For instance, the 10 yard split is much more important for O-linemen and D-Lineman than the over-all 40.

    The 10 yard split is a good indicator for WRs as to whether they have explosion off the line or are more long-striders who build up their speed. A perfect example is the WR Moe from Missouri. He's got a horrible 40 time for a modern day WR at 4.74. But his 10 yard split at 1.57 is pretty good, though not ELITE. However, Moe has the best 3-Cone and Short-Shuttle of any receiver in this draft. So, despite being almost 6'0, he projects to be a better slot receiver than an outside receiver. And he could, very well be a good punt returner.

    I think that what they are trying to apply a new "Metric" to something that they don't really understand.
  3. Ochmed Jones

    Ochmed Jones Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Combines and prodays numbers should only be used as tools to help confirm or deny what the tape says of that player.

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