It's an interesting phenomena; guys that claim they wanna play pro football, yet have no clue what skills scouts look for to evaluate them.
But as that old song goes, a "change gone come," because it's time for football players to know this stuff, because it's important.
Think about it; how the hell are you going to make sure your offseason training is getting you closer to NFL material, if you don't clearly understand what NFL material "means?"
Still not convinced? Check out these two scouting reports on Ndamukong Suh heading into the 2010 NFL Draft, and you'll see that many of the same terms are used in both reports (from two completely different sources, by the way)…
Did you catch it? In both reports, you'll find the words Hands, quickness, explosion, and many others, to describe Suh's abilities. This is a clue that if "you're" a defensive tackle with hopes of making it to the league, you need to make sure you're working on these things!
Want to know what else you can do to increase your chances of landing on an NFL roster? Go to Get2TheLeague.com, and use the search box in the upper right hand corner, to search for your position. The search results will bring back posts we've done that cover the attributes and skills NFL scouts look for in players at every position.
You may have to sort through them a little bit, but they're there.
By the way, do you know somebody that probably isn't going to get drafted, or didn't get drafted in the recent past, but wants a shot at playing in the NFL?
"Breaking the Chains: The Undrafted Football Player's Guide to Tackling a Pro Football Career", by Yours Truly, will be available soon, via Get2TheLeague.com and Amazon.com.
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