Besides the obvious fact that certain players fit NFL systems better or worse than college systems, I wonder how similar the approach is between the top level NFL execs and college coaches in regards to talent evaluation. A lot has been said about the NFL's love of the combine numbers and how many great players have fallen in the draft because measurables have been weighted heavier than film in recent years. I am wondering if the same issue pops up in college recruiting, especially in the ranking systems. Big and fast must equal good. I read something yesterday (I don't remember exact details, but I think it was about Jake Ryan) along the lines of 'he had a lot of tackles but he only runs in the 4.6 range (very loose paraphrase). How different are the two talent evaluation systems, and which do you think works better?
is there such a thing as an etsy genuis? if so, this is it.