The combine is a standardized test that gauges athleticism and can be a tool to measure whether a player has the ability to compete against NFL level competition. Limited athleticism creates limited potential and can decrease the range of outcomes of how a player can “win “against NFL caliber athletes.
Athletic comparables are important because it provides a visualization on how a player may look on the field at the next level. Sometimes sorting through combine data can help you find that diamond in the rough or the prospect that everyone in your league is sleeping on.
For this exercise, I used the top prospects from the combine then sorted and listed the NFL players that best compare to their athletic profiles by using height, weight and the data from their combine drills. These comps are meant to gauge a player’s athleticism and not their overall profile.