Projecting growth and bulk no easy task
So when you think about the process of recruiting high school players to college, you realize it is even more difficult and filled with pitfalls. There are many X factors that go into evaluating prospects. You have to look at things like school grades, mental make-up and previous disciplinary issues, albeit hurdles shared by college recruiters and pro scouts alike.
One area where pro scouts have it easier is in evaluating a prospect's size and growth potential. By the time college players enter the draft, pro scouts generally know what they are getting in terms of physical build.
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