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2018 NFL Mock Draft | Post-Combine Edition | Cover 1

Let me tell you, don’t be that person. Be better than that. If your boards are having drastic shifts because of the way certain players are testing average or just above average, you’re doing this wrong. It’s always great to see where players are as athletes, and it helps justify some of their strengths and weaknesses on film, but trust the film. My rankings will only have a drastic shift when a player tests historically poorly or they have some type of medical issue. The Combine displays the athletic ability and versatility from a player. Those are two important traits that coaches and scouts covet in the players they want to draft. But an example of all this is that quarterbacks don’t need to broad jump, but wide receivers need to block. However, you don’t see those wide receiver blocking drills at the Combine. This isn’t me bashing the Combine and the drills that take place, it’s just a simple evaluation. Not everything there translates to game day. However, it gives you a good idea of the versatility a player has and where they stand athletically.

By Russell Brown

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