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How important are the strength tests at a sports combine?

The position you play in a given sport will determine the importance of the strength tests in the eyes of those evaluating your results. For positions that value strength, like football linemen and linebackers, the strength test will be evaluated more closely. Some positions will require less strength than others, but you still want to perform well so that your evaluators feel confident in your abilities. If your test scores in strength parameters are below standard as compared to your peers, spend a little more time and effort to bring your results close to the average. If you are on the upper end of scores for your position, you should aim to push to the top in hopes of gaining additional positive attention from your evaluators.

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