Recently we came across something pretty interesting when we were looking at potential first round draft picks—it was a familiar name that stood out.
We first tested Solomon Thomas as a high school athlete at the U.S. Army All American Combine in San Antonio, Texas. And this made us a little curious… was he a late bloomer, or was his combine performance a glimpse into the future star?
In his case, the combine numbers were spot on and he was a freak of nature from the start. Sure, a good performance doesn’t guarantee future success—but at the very least, these combines are confirming how useful they can be for identifying the best of the best athletes at an early age.
As time goes on, and as we continue to tests athletes at earlier ages, we are going to see more data that supports the validity of combine testing as a method of finding the elite athletes.
Sure, it’s not THE test, it’s a test—so athletes, I suggest you study.