Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 11/18/14
The NFL added a player-assessment test to the famed Wonderlic test this year in order to better gauge players "non-physical capabilities, aptitudes and strengths." The league has added regional and super regional combines to the long-running NFL Scouting Combine so that general managers, coaches and scouts can further dissect a players physical and mental strengths and weaknesses. There are college pro days, there are interviews with friends, family members, coaches and peers, there are scores of websites devoted to statistical analysis and there is more and more film, aided by greater and greater technology, to examine every facet of players games for flaws and hidden strengths. And yet, the NFL Draft remains a crapshoot; a highly inexact science where the misses are just as common as the hits. Try as they might, the NFL cognoscenti cant create a foolproof method of grading draft prospects. And no matter how deep they delve, statisticians cannot reduce human beings to reliable math...
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