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    People watch these players play for 2 to 3 years against competition in big games, they see someone like LenDale White be nothing but productive scoring 53 td's in his career. then all of a sudden he walks on to an empty field against no one and all of a sudden he's not talented anymore or should drop. this is why players like Boldin and Suggs fall because scouts payto much attention to the workout numbers then the game tape.
     
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    Oh, he's still talented. The problem isn't his talent. It's his not bothering to get into shape (high body weight, low strength). Can you say "Maurice Clarette?"
     
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    If they show up 10+ pounds overweight, absolutely they should. Would you want to put millions of dollars into a player who hits the buffet circuit instead of the gym to get ready for his first NFL season ?
     
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    If you're talking about a player who's shown great speed on the field for four years then runs a slow 40 at his pro day, I agree you should discount it. But in the case of White, it absolutely matters because the pro day failings precisely confirm the prior question marks about the player: weight problems, off-and-on work ethic, durability concerns, "who cares" attitude. (Similarly, Chad Greenway's poor lifting reps reinforce concerns scouts already had about his functional strength.)
     
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    I think you're dead on. Especially regarding White.The draft is arguably the most important event of his life, I think i'd be making sure i was in the best shape possible. 40 times not so much, but strength and conditioning defineately. I kind of liked White myself, but now, not so much.
     

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