The Most Tepid Defense of Scouting You’ll Ever Read

In other words, the combine is, at best, a waste of time and, at worst, flatly misleading by putting the focus on measures not correlated with on-field performance. And this same analysis applies to the even more highly orchestrated “Pro Day” workouts held on college campuses. It’s not that athleticism is totally irrelevant, it’s that once a player has been invited to the combine he probably already meets the physical requirements, and the only question is if he has enough football skill to succeed in the pros. And the combine doesn’t help.

NYTimes.com
4/19/10