I have a patient who was a scout for the Miami Dolphins (parents live in our town) and I see him every couple years when he's up here visiting for the holidays. He scouted Eli (as all scouts do for all teams) and we had a discussion about the pick way back then- I was distraught that after he finally started playing he flat out STUNK. I was concerned we blew our load on a worthless QB. I will never forget him telling me that "Eli will be a great NFL quarterback. He has a better long ball than Peyton does, and he has more aptitude for the game than people give him credit for. He will have more longevity than his brother because he's more mobile. His arm is stronger than folks think." There were other tidbits in there such as "You'll get a Superbowl under him or go far with him" and "he is just a nice kid." I thought he was full of hot air. But now all these years later he might just be right. It is FASCINATING talking to him every couple years, and I try not to waste his time during his examination. What's really fun is hearing how much DETAIL they put into scouting, little things like hand grip strength, arm length to height ratios, geometry of their bodies and even shoe size and neck length. Turns out the Dolphins couldn't get Eli and had more pressing needs, but all the teams looking at him back then assumed he'd go very, very high in the draft and Accorsi was a genius in what he did. I know, it's hindsight, but fun to hear it from a guy who is a pro scout. He now scouts for college as an "independent" contractor of sorts. Sadly, I don't see him on my schedule yet this year.