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The purposes of this review were to evaluate the physical test battery currently implemented at the national football league (NFL) combine and to make recommendations based on positional requirements. Depending on the position, very different skill sets are necessary for success in American football. Evaluation of the current NFL combine battery determined that many positions perform tests not of particular importance to that position. It is recommended that four tests replace the current six. These include the 36.6-m sprint with split times, lower- and upper-body maximal strength measures, and a direct measure of lower-body power.
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The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research is the NSCA's scientific journal. This monthly publication prints original research information important to strength and conditioning practitioners. Many educational institutions, researchers, and professionals retain this journal as a valuable reference.