View Poll Results: What is the surest indicator that a college star will be a pro BUST?

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  • Level of Competition (i.e. college success against weak opponents)

    3 7.89%
  • Measurables/Physique (i.e. too short, too light for position at pro level)

    4 10.53%
  • Measurables/Performance (i.e. too slow in 40, to weak in weightroom)

    0 0%
  • Injury history (i.e. frequent injuries or recovered from severe injury)

    2 5.26%
  • Behavior (i.e. often in trouble with law, university or NCAA)

    3 7.89%
  • College stats (i.e. production low compared to measurables)

    2 5.26%
  • Flash in the Pan (i.e. player who had only one productive year in college)

    3 7.89%
  • System Differences (i.e. player who succeeded in a non-pro style system)

    11 28.95%
  • None of the above: They're all indicators, and ultimately its a crapshoot.

    10 26.32%
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    Re: What is the most accurate BUST indicator?

    Supposedly from Howard Balzer, the Rams used for most of the last 20 years a private scouting service that sold teams a draft board. Cheap franchises bought it and that's how they picked their players. It wasn't about picking players that fit the style of play. I think Hub is right also, signability was considered.

    That's not the way things are being done anymore at Rams Park. The Rams have professional scouts that are choosing and interviewing players that fit the system.

    And the Rams have chosen a WR in the past. When did they automatically eliminate that group?


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    Re: What is the most accurate BUST indicator?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel
    Supposedly from Howard Balzer, the Rams used for most of the last 20 years a private scouting service that sold teams a draft board. Cheap franchises bought it and that's how they picked their players. It wasn't about picking players that fit the style of play.
    Man, Rebel, I gotta tell you.....that kind of churns my stomach. I mean, how can an organization outsource one of the most important functions of their future productivity?

    How glad I am that Shawgmunt is out of the front office.
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