The NFL scouts everything, including a player's intelligence. But if the player puts himself on the clock in the film room, that's a problem. If a lot of tape is left on the spool measuring preparation, that's trouble.
"Obviously, you have to have some physical ability to play quarterback in the NFL," said Archie Manning, who played 15 seasons in the NFL, 11 of them with New Orleans. "The quarterbacks who are picked in the first round and are declared -- and I don't like the word -- busts, it's not that the scouts were wrong about their ability or their potential. But commitment is such a huge part of it."