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William Rick Singer, 58, of Newport Beach, Calif., owner of the Edge College Career Network and CEO of the Key Worldwide Foundation, was charged in an information with racketeering conspiracy and money laundering.,John Vandemoer, 41, of Stanford, Calif., the former sailing coach at Stanford University, was charged in an information with racketeering conspiracy.,Charged with racketeering conspiracy: read more

For those who do not know, the Scouting Combine is an event held in Indianapolis every February where around 330 college players are invited to not only fill out an athletic profile by recording physical measurements and participating in a myriad of tests such as the 40 yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, 20-yard shuttle, 3 cone drill, and 60-yard shuttle, but also participate in interviews with specific teams, take a drug test, and receive an injury evaluation.,While watching film, and seeing how a player actually, you know, plays football, will always be the number one thing teams consider when scouting a player, athletic testing has become a more important piece of the overall puzzle.,While NFL organizations don’t use these exact websites, the majority understand the growing importance of picking not only great football players, but talented football players who are uber athletic.,A perfect way to think about athletic testing is this: not all great athletes become great football players, but it’s extremely rare to see a great football player that wasn’t a great athlete in some capacity.,In the piece, former NFL scout Dana Hatman said this about Tennessee’s head exec:

“You listen to [Titans GM] Jon Robinson, I genuinely believe that he gives a crap about football character, and he will pass on a player that might be slightly better in a tier to take a guy who’s going to be a better professional football player.” read more