On-Field Production Shouldn’t Be Forgotten at NFL Combine

The NFL scouting combine is rapidly approaching and hundreds of NFL-hopefuls are preparing to be poke, prodded, dissected and scrutinized.

The combine makes a team game all about the individual, stripping away many of the true football activities in favor of a field day run by stopwatches. There is certainly a place for the combine in the draft process but it tends to overshadow some player’s production during their college careers if something doesn’t look quite right or lacks beauty.

One high school bowling champion in New Jersey helps to show that results are what counts, no matter what it looks like to get the job done.

Check out the video below:

Phil Rivers has a throwing motion that no quarterback coach would ever teach but it has been effective for him. Former NFL linebacker Sam Mills was said to be too small but he put together a successful twelve year career.

The combine will provide more information on the prospects that participate but it will in no way tell the whole story. Combine risers will not be guaranteed NFL success while the supposed losers may just have to fight that much harder for their chance.

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  • http://www.thelionsinwinter.com Ty

    I liked this piece a lot. I tore my hair out when you put it up yesterday, though, ‘cuz I was two paragraphs into a really similar post, and you killed the topic! Loved the bowling video, BTW, great find.