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Put combine in perspective

Posted by Chris Brown on March 1, 2011 – 2:47 pm

The NFL combine gets a ton of coverage and a ton of hype, but for the NFL clubs seeking answers to questions on prospects it has to be put in perspective. Bills GM Buddy Nix explained that in an appearance on Morning Bull on 103.3 the Edge Tuesday.

“If you come in here and let this decide who you’re going to pick and whether or not a guy is going to be successful, you’re going to have a very low percentage of hitting on a guy,” said Nix. “It’s a yearlong process and sometimes longer on some of these guys and this may set them back a little bit and then you go check further.

“I know yesterday there was some talk about some of the quarterbacks looking good throwing. Most of them were not very accurate and for different reasons. Go back and they say one of the best QB workouts ever here was Joey Harrington. Where’s Joey now? You can’t base it off this. It’s something to add to the evaluation process. It doesn’t make or break them.”

Nix also said the scouting staff will hit the road on Wednesday to attend the pro day workouts of most of the prospects through the month of March and early April.

“We will be working these guys out and satisfying questions that were brought up or that we saw at the combine,” he said.


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