Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement! The combine is about the most useless thing on earth! This is coming from a guy who has helped people prepare for it. Virtually none of the drills correlate to football success. The only drills that one should pay attention to are vertical and broad jumps, and perhaps 10 yard splits in the 40. The bench is useless because it tests a players lactic tolerance in a sport that is alactic-anerobic. If they really wanted a good test of power they should have the athletes perform backwards overhead med ball throws. Every single drill can be trained for, and there are techniques that can help you perform better on them. Tape, tape, tape...thats what you need to analyze a prospect. A lot of scouts will tell you that if a guy does well at the combine it will make them go back and watch their film again. Like everything else the combine has become big business for the NFL so it's not going anywhere anytime soon.