The Sport Information Resource Centre
The Sport Information Resource Centre

Can standardized drills designed to measure strength, speed and explosiveness predict success in complex sports such as football? Analysis from sport scientists at the University of Rhode Island found the NFL Scouting Combine can predict only 20-25 percent of a player’s future success, and fails to capture intangible traits such as leadership, drive and “mental makeup.” The researchers suggest past performance on the field is the best predictor of future performance.