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Scouting is apparently a tricky business

Here are two evaluations from reporters "scouting" the Senior Bowl.

WR Brian Quick of Appalachian State continues to struggle. He shows very limited quickness in his game and cannot separate from defenders.

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/tony_pauline/01/24/senior.bowl.practice.tuesday/index.html#ixzz1kVQlhgEJ

That from SI makes it sound like Quick is not impressive at all. Then you have this...

from NFL.com:

Appalachian State WR Brian Quick has been the talk of the town with his exceptional combination of size, speed and athleticism. He has blown away scouts with his natural talent, and his ability to hold his own against elite competition has coaches salivating about his potential. An NFC East position coach familiar with Quick proclaimed him the most impressive athlete at the position. An AFC South position coach said Quick is an outstanding prospect with the physical tools to be a special player in the league. With so much lofty praise being thrown around, it would not surprise me to see Quick go much higher than anticipated when draft day approaches.

http://www.nfl.com/seniorbowl/story/09000d5d8264cb6c/article/coples-stands-out-in-first-day-of-padded-senior-bowl-practices?module=HP11_content_stream

How can two people see something so different? Both have significantly differing opinions on other players as well, notably Coples. It all goes to show one of two things, how difficult scouting really is or how some reporters will just write something without really paying attention or getting the facts straight.

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