I have a quick question. Last year I attended trials for an NFLE camp where we were told that all the agility tests, such as 5 yard shuttle runs, 3-cone drills etc, would be tested on a running track with players wearing trainers despite a slippery running track. We were told this is because the NFL tests in this manner whereas I thought they would either test indoors in a gymnasium or on grass wearing cleats. I also see very differing accounts of what is a good score on this drill which I think would perhaps be down to how it is tested. For example I have heard of high school players run it at around 4 seconds dead yet Lou Tepper writes in his book “Complete Linebacking” that:
a) players straddle a 5 yd line implying a grass field (doesn’t mention footwear).
b) that Barry Remingtom of Colorado had the third best time of 4.33 at the 1985 NFL combine (less than many high school players by some standards)
c) that the best time recorded ever by one of his athletes was 4.04 by Kevin Hardy. How does an all-pro only match a high schooler??
Can you settle once and for all how NFL teams test and whether it is a leaguewide standard which differs from other levels of the game. Thank You.