The NFL Draft process is a long and arduous journey that starts with NFL Scouting Combines than goes on a national tour in the form of Pro Days. Some players won’t work out at the combine instead electing to work out at their Pro Days, but Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly says the Pro Day is about more than just workouts.
“To me it’s just another tool in the toolbox when you’re making evaluations on people,” Kelly said, via PhillyMag.com. “It’s tough for me to be in a room and argue for or against a player when I’ve never seen them in person. I’ve watched his tape. There’s so much more than just watching tape – finding out the people that coached him, finding out what the janitor in the complex says about him, finding out what the people in the cafeteria say about him, find out what he’s like from a learning standpoint, find out as much information as you possibly can. And if you don’t, then shame on you.”
It makes sense, why not ask the people who know a player best and have spent at least three years around him what they think about him. Kelly obviously values what kind of person a player is after butting heads with former Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson and eventually releasing him this offseason.
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