The NFL mix isn’t fully about the way you carry out. It’s additionally about the way you measure up. Drew Brees truly put up first rate speeding numbers in school — 521 speeding yards and 5 touchdowns his closing 12 months at Purdue. He was no slouch when it got here to his athleticism, however his top and power had been huge query marks heading into the 2001 Draft.
Brees drew a number of criticisms for being undersized. At only a smidge underneath 6 toes, Brees drew skepticism from analysts who believed he wouldn’t be capable of see over the offensive line. Coupled together with his underwhelming arm power, and it’s a surprise that Brees was drafted as early as he was (thirty second total). Wanting again now although, I’m certain each staff would change their choose in a heartbeat for a possibility to have Brees go well with up for them. — JH
Anquan Boldin, 2003
Regardless of unbelievable numbers at Florida State, Boldin slid drastically down NFL draft boards after posting a 4.7 40-yard sprint, the slowest amongst receivers on the 2003 mix. Now, judging somebody based mostly solely on their 40 time is rarely a sensible technique, however Boldin solely furthered his poor mix by ending with equally sluggish instances within the three-cone drill and shuttle.
Drafted 54th total by the Arizona Cardinals, Boldin went on to have among the finest rookie seasons of all time. He gained a Tremendous Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens, participated in one other with the Arizona Cardinals and was all in all one of the constant receivers of the 2000’s and early 2010’s. Boldin by no means relied on his velocity to create separation. If solely scouts might’ve seen that on the mix. — JH