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"Is This Some Kind Of Bust?"




While one of my favorite lines, queried from the well-endowed woman in the Naked Gun series, it also could be an applicable quote from GMs after drafting a client that did well at the NFL Combine- only to see them fail miserably when the pads came on. The event is laden with players who can do the time, but when drafted, it's a crime. For the most part, the athletic portion is way overblown and the medical records and one-on-one interviews is what is gleaned.

The Combine drills start this weekend, and it could be a good time to remind people that just because a WR runs 4.6 seconds in the 40 (Jerry Rice) while a CB does a 4.30 (Tye Hill), the faster guy isn't always the better selection. Just because a QB scores 16 on the Wonderlic Test (Dan Marino) doesn't translate that he'll have a shorter career than the other QB that accomplishes a 37 (Akili Smith).

Remember that Tony Mandarich guy? The 6-6, 315 lbs massive OL from Michigan State ran a 4.65 in the 40 yard dash while Emmit Smith, the All-American RB from Florida ran a 4.7. Mandarich was picked number one, Smith 17th. If I remember correctly, Emmit had a slightly longer career than Tony.

So for every Chris Johnson, Adrian Peterson, Calvin Johnson workout that just wows you, there's always a Vernon Gholston, Mike Mamula, Joey Harrington that just makes you shake your head.

Kinda like when LT. Frank Drebin said, "It's 4th and 15 and you're looking at a full court press."

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Revenge of the Birds' (ROTB) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of ROTB's editors.</em>

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