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If only the NFL could test the competitive nature/heart of each player

“You gotta have heart. All you really need is heart.” — Lyrics from signature song in “Damn Yankees.”

Ryan Leaf was a can’t miss quarterback drafted second overall by the San Diego Chargers in 1998. Well, he missed.

So did wide receiver Charles Rogers, the second overall choice of the Detroit Lions in 2003. And Akili Smith, third overall by the Cincinnati Bengals in 1999. And Tony Mandarich, second overall by the Green Bay Packers in 1989.

All were can’t miss college players who sucked in the NFL.

NFL teams do a lot of measurements.