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The NFL Combine is a very important part of the scouting and draft process for college prospects, as it is their big opportunity to show scouts what they’re made of and their ultimate potential at the next level.
For some players, it may be their only real chance if they didn’t have a very stellar college career or if they attended a small school that isn’t really on the radar of most scouts.
At this year’s combine, the league is going to start using body scanners to take measurements of prospects, with the hope that they will eventually replace manually measuring players.
New at @CBSSports: The NFL will do beta-testing with body scanners at the upcoming Scouting Combine in hopes of a less intrusive, more accurate measurement process for draft prospects https://t.co/te1OI46QLt
— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) February 25, 2023
The NFL reportedly wants to be able to use these body scanners to obtain accurate readings on a player’s height, hand size and wingspan.
This year’s draft will have some interesting prospects, especially at the quarterback position, and at least a couple of teams could find themselves walking away with a franchise signal-caller.
The two biggest QB prospects are thought to be Bryce Young of the University of Alabama and C.J. Stroud of Ohio State University.
Young led the Crimson Tide to a win in the Sugar Bowl this season after they posted an 11-2 record, and he put up 3,328 passing yards and 32 passing touchdowns.
A year ago, he had 4,872 yards and 47 passing touchdowns.
Stroud, meanwhile, registered 3,688 passing yards and connected on 41 touchdown passes in 2022.
There is also quarterback Caleb Williams of the University of Southern California, this season’s Heisman Trophy winner, who notched 4,537 passing yards, 42 passing touchdowns and 10 more scores on the ground.
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