Watching game film is only part of what goes into the evaluation of a player for the NFL Draft. And while the Patriots got an up-close look at what players offer on the field this week at the Shrine Bowl, they had an experience just as if not more important after practices.
The pre-draft interview process is the great wild card when it comes to evaluating the NFL Draft. Media and fans can comb over all-22 footage and make their assessments, but that tape doesn’t show what’s going on behind the scenes. Only those in the meeting rooms can say that, and at times it has a massive impact on draft position.