College players still a work in progress

Updated: March 27, 2007, 6:29 PM ET
By Steve Muench | Scouts Inc.
When NFL scouts talk about the evaluation process, the emphasis really should be on the word "process." College players are still works in progress, and their skills, athletic ability and football knowledge are constantly evolving. What scouts think of a player as he enters his final collegiate season often is far different from what they think of him as the process winds down and the draft approaches. Sometimes that's for the better, and sometimes not so much.

Steve Muench played four years of Division I-AA football before joining Scouts Inc. in 2002. He has evaluated both NFL and college players for Scouts Inc., but his current focus is on the NFL draft.