Abraham asked in SportsFootball (American) · 2 months ago

Are professional sports scouts really qualified for their job?

I don't understand why Tom Brady was drafted in the sixth round when every time he played in high school and college he played perfectly 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It was the team who chose to pick him in the 6th round. Tim Tebow was a great player in college football, and yet he was not a Top 10 pick.

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  • 2 months ago

    He was scrawny and slow at the combine. He did not catch anybodies eye as anything special. However sometime you must go deeper than on the surface. The intangibles. He was one to slip through the cracks. Other examples go the opposite Tony Mandarich Brian Bosworth were outstanding on the surface and both became flops. It all depends on the person. 

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  • Adam D
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    His first year as a starter he threw nearly as many interceptions as touchdowns.  That's what you define as playing perfectly?  Then, in his second year as "starter", it took half the season for him to earn the the position as the only quarterback.

    He's in a system that works well for his capabilities. 

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  • 2 months ago

    Tom Brady had 30 TD and 16 interceptions in his last two seasons as a starter in Michigan, that was not perfect. It was the middle of the Lloyd Carr era, the years of “National Championship or disappointment”.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Scouts grade talent not how "perfectly" someone plays. 

    Regardless, Brady couldn't even win the starting job at Michigan. He was far from perfect. 

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  • Bob
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Most of them are,however some aren't,and to say that Tom Brady was perfect in high school and college is way off, in 1998, he threw almost as many interceptions as touchdowns, and even back then that was not considered great.

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  • Pronk
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    John Randle is in the Hall of Fame,& he was never drafted by a team..John was “too little”..😂

    • Pronk
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      I think that was back when they had 16 round drafts..🤔

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Unless they played that sport at a high level themselves, difficult to analyze pros / cons.

    Source(s): A friend of mine was a scout for the New York Islanders, after playing pro hockey for almost twenty years.
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  • 2 months ago

    The reason Brady was passed over in the draft was because he had a terrible Combine. Shows you how stupid the scouts were because they put so much emphasis on his slow times and less than spectacular jumps. 

      

    Also, those were the days when NFL teams wanted bulked up QBs who stayed in the pocket to prevent injuries. At 6'4" he only weighed 210 at the combine.

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  • Cu Tie
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Actually, Tom Brady was not that great in college. Contrary to popular belief, Brady was not the starting quarterback of the 1997 National Championship Michigan team (he was actually the backup to Brian Griese). Also, as a 5th year senior, Brady was replaced by future baseball player Drew Henson as the starting quarterback.

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    • Adam D
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      As a starter in 1998, he threw almost as many interceptions as touchdowns.  That's "great in college"?  Then in 1999 it took half the season for him to pull away as the true starter for the team.

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