2023 NFL Draft: Front Offices Must Avoid Combine ‘Workout Warriors’

As evaluators get farther away from live football and more in tune with player workouts, the combine, and pro days, players who test well in practice and drills begin to shine ever-brighter. Former NFL general manager Rick Spielman recalls the best examples of “workout warriors” he can remember from his time in personnel evaluation. He explains why it’s essential to avoid players that perform well in practice but don’t show up on game day.

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