The NFL Scouting Combine is well underway. But exactly how should the Dallas Cowboys be looking at the event in order to improve their team?
The NFL Scouting Combine is an event that features over 300 of the top athletes across the NCAA. It is an opportunity for NFL teams to evaluate the athleticism of each player, and to have face to face interviews.
There have been many players that did well at the combine but didn’t have a good career in the NFL. There have also been many players that did not perform well at the combine but had a great NFL career.
The Dallas Cowboys have one draft pick in every round except the 6th round, which was given up for the rights for defensive end Robert Quinn. How should the Dallas Cowboys look at this NFL Scouting Combine?
All in on the Combine
Being an athletic freak would mean you can become an elite football player right? If you’re the fastest, strongest, and most agile then you can be among the greats.
Rookies that had a great combine and had a good season in 2019 helped prove that the combine matters. Wide receiver D.K. Metcalf was in the top-five in four of the seven recorded drills. He was also given a 6.80 grade which classifies as a year one quality starter.
In 2019, which was his rookie season, he had a solid season with the Seattle Seahawks. He caught the ball 58 times for 900 yards and seven touchdowns. The only down part is his 58 percent catching percentage is a little low but should get better.
Another player to look at is defensive end, Myles Garrett. He was given a 7.50 rating at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine. He was drafted first overall and now has two 10.0+ sack seasons and one Pro Bowl.
Prospects that have graded well at the combine have proven to be athletic freaks on the field. Countless other names can be put out there that had a good grade and succeeded.
With a track record that the combine has of projecting a prospect’s career, you would think that franchises would keep a close eye on it, and they have. So, should Dallas go all-in on scouting athletic freaks at the combine?