Why conduct the NFL Scouting Combine in the first place?
After all, there are players who had bad performances that ended up with stellar careers.
Yes, there are also prospects who improved their draft stock by doing excellent on the drills.
But shouldn’t scouts be focused on game tape because that’s what is more important?
Despite its inaccuracy, the 2022 Combine still pushed through.
Its recent edition led current NFL players to reminisce about their own experiences.
One of those who received unfavorable judgment during his Combine was Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, as shared by B/R Gridiron.
.@DangeRussWilson was told this after his height was announced as 5'10" at the combine.
He never forgot. pic.twitter.com/4iAFf42VLT
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) March 3, 2022
The tweet alludes to the incident wherein Wilson received the comment “he’ll never make it” after the announcement of his height (5-foot-10).
That person might not be in the NFL anymore because he doesn’t have the foresight to determine good from great players.
Wilson Had A Chip On His Shoulder
Even to this day, Wilson is playing as if he wants to silence a critic.
He still leads the team with the same intensity and he went back from surgery earlier than expected to continue playing.
A decade into his career, he has become one of the better play-callers despite his height.
He has won one Super Bowl and was a part of nine Pro Bowls.
Wilson also became a Second-Team All-Pro in 2019 and led the league in passing touchdowns once.
Beyond the field, he continues to make an impact by helping communities within the Seattle area.
His efforts earned him the 2020 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
This offseason, several teams are interested to acquire his services.
However, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll declared that he’s not on the trading block.
Still, the fact that he gains much interest is a far cry from the sentiments about him during his Combine.NEXT: Pete Carroll Shuts Down Russell Wilson Trade Talk