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    Combine tests the the rookies must go thru for the NFL Drsft

    Combine tests consist of body measurements, physical tests and position-specific drills. Physical tests are used to determine a player's size, speed, quickness and strength. Position drills allow players to demonstrate their ability in fundamental skill areas necessary for their position...I know most of you know what they test just in case for those who dont , Heres what the Nfl look for ...
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    Body Measurements
    Height
    Height and weight measurements determine a player's size. Height is measured to 1/8th of an inch accuracy...

    Weight

    Weight is measured to the nearest pound...

    Body Photo

    The body portrait provides a visual image of a player's body type and build. Players are photographed from the front wearing shorts only...

    Hand Span

    Spread hand is measured from tip of thumb to tip of pinky...

    Arm Length

    Extended arm is measured from shoulder blade to tip of middle finger...

    Physical Tests (40 & SS Filmed)
    40 Yard Dash

    The 40 yard dash is a measure of straight ahead speed. Each player runs twice. Two times are recorded for each run. The best time is used for scoring purposes. Timing is done by pro scouts... (Filmed)

    20 Yard Short Shuttle

    The 20 yard short shuttle is a measure of quickness. Each player is timed twice, once to the left and once to the right. Both times are recorded. The best time is scored...

    Vertical Jump
    The vertical jump is a measure of lower body strength. The test is conducted using the Vertec measuring device. Each player jumps twice. The highest jump is scored....

    225lb. Bench Press
    The 225 pound bench press is a measure of upper body strength. Each player completes as many repetitions as possible...

    Position Drills (All Filmed)

    Quarterback
    QB's perform a series of 3, 5 and 7 step drops while throwing to stationary receivers...
    QB’s throw to to TE’s, RB’s and WR's during the 1-on-1 coverage drills...

    Runningback
    RB's run routes against LB's in 1-on-1 pass coverage...

    Tight End
    TE's run routes against LB's in 1-on-1 pass coverage...

    Wide Receiver
    WR's run routes against DB's in 1-on-1 pass coverage...

    Offensive Line
    OL are timed in 10/20 yard dash...
    OL perform agility and pass block drills...Defensive Line

    DL are timed in 10/20 yard dash...
    DL perform agility and pass rush drills...

    Linebacker
    LB's cover RB's in 1-on-1 pass coverage...

    Defensive Back
    DB's cover WR's in 1-on-1 pass coverage...

    Punters
    Punters perform the Baseline Strength Test and Random Selection Scenario Test. During the Baseline Strength Test, punters are measured for hang time, distance and get-off time. During the Random Selection Scenario Test, punters are tested on their ability to perform various punts evaluating ball control...

    Kickers
    Kickers perform kickoffs and field goals. During kick-off tests, kickers will be measured for hang time, location and distance. During FG tests, kickers will be asked to kick FG's at randomly selected distances from 30-55 yards from both hashmarks. ..

    Long Snap

    Players experienced in long snapping are tested at both 7 and 15 yards. Each player completes 7 snaps at each distance and is graded on time and accuracy...

    A Combine Preparation DVD and Manual is available in the Scout Camp Store to assist players in their preparation...

    With the ever-increasing interest in the NFL Draft, the Scouting Combine has grown in both scope and significance. The combine allows select NFL Head Coaches & General Managers to sneak a peak at the upcoming college talent pool.

    The Scouting Combine has come a long way since National, Blesto and Quadra Scouting services began back the workouts back in 1977. The Combine has always been 'by invite only', and other than the players and team officials that are invited, very few are permitted to attend. The invitees go through various physical and mental challenges for the team officials as clubs try to evaluate the talent pool available to them:
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