Originally Posted by Shananahan
This is another point I disputed earlier in the thread. It's seems like a silly way to do things, since you're limiting yourself to something other than the 'standard' (league average).
If the draft class included a bunch of enormous freaks at defensive tackle who pushed the average weight up to 330lbs, would you downgrade a guy for weighing only 315lbs and say he's undersized? If the cornerback class included a ridiculous amount of track athletes who pushed the 40-yard dash average down to 4.35, would you downgrade a guy for running a 4.45 and call him slow?
well here's the thing- said case would never happen. there are too many prospects for that to happen- and if there were 50 prospects who entered in the nfl with that weight, the league average would also baloon and that guy would technically be undersized.
also, many DT's trim weight coming out of college. not all put on weight.
as for corners, if a class (again, around 40-50 kids ever had an average of 4.35, then yes, a 4.45 would be slow compared to an average player, because there has been a huge influx that would alter the league average.