Originally Posted by bah007
When you apply a different standard to one pick but not others you get yourself into trouble. This isn't even really a discussion about Clowney for me.
If you draft based on football ability for all other picks why would you ignore that and base your criteria for the most important pick solely on athleticism?
Workout numbers don't tell me squat. I'm not drafting guys to compete in the crossfit games. I'm drafting football players. So the tape of them playing football is what I will use to make my selection.
If that means that every once in a while a stud athlete sneaks past me then fine. The teams that covet athleticism over all else are usually the teams that are consistently picking at the top.
I don't watch film , maybe a youtube video , but for the most part I just guess based on the information I read and watching games . Having said that , I don't get paid to scout but I do ok when I do the TT mocks . Luck plays a huge factor in the NFL or any draft .