Alabama running back and 2015 Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry was very impressive at the Scouting Combine. The 6’2″, 247-pound collegiate star clocked a 4.52 40-yard dash and 37.0 vertical.
I’m not comparing Henry to Denver Broncos outside linebacker and Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller by any means, but they had very similar performances at their respective Combines:
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With that being said, a strong Combine performance shouldn’t be overvalued. Too often, teams get caught up in Combine measurables and diminish a variety of basic attributes such as their production and intangibles. However, for players like Henry who were very successful and productive in college, strong Combine performances complement what scouts see on tape.
Scouting Combine performances should be just a fraction of what teams evaluate. Football production and intangibles should carry more value in the evaluation process.