On the Predictive Efficiency of Past Performance and Physical Ability: The Case of the National Football League

  title={On the Predictive Efficiency of Past Performance and Physical Ability: The Case of the National Football League},
  author={Brian D. Lyons and Brian J. Hoffman and John W. Michel and Kevin J. Williams},
  journal={Human Performance},
  pages={158 - 172}
This study investigated the criterion-related validity of past performance and physical ability tests over time in a physically demanding context, the National Football League (NFL). Results suggested that an indicator of past performance, collegiate performance, engendered a stronger relationship with future NFL performance than a variety of physical ability tests administered during the NFL Combine. Unlike physical ability, past performance remained a valid predictor across four years of the… 

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