Scouts love it, coaches hate it, either way, this is a very important drill for prospective wide receivers.
This is a skills based drill for all wide receivers who want to show off their ball skills and hand-eye co-ordination to scouts and coaches.
It really is a simple drill. Catch a ball, drop it and turn to catch the other one, then run along a line whilst catching balls from both sides from QB’s. Scouts are looking for the ability to catch the ball with their hands and not chest. As well as their ability to stay in a straight line whilst constantly changing side, showing good balance and smooth hip transition.
Coaches hate it. The drill does not teach ball security after the catch, and the receivers are effectively fumbling the ball, the worst thing to do in the NFL.
Players can get away with drops too, as they hold on for the ball for such a small period of time, a clean catch is not necessary at all.
Either way, this is a very important drill for the college prospects after the 40 yard dash, and they must impress here to move up draft boards.