Football is a contact sport, so players have to be able to play strong and stout at the point of attack. If they fail to have the strength to hold their own colliding and engaging with their opponent, they will lose their on-on-one battle and it could result in a negative play for their team.
When especially evaluating offensive and defensive linemen, linebackers, running backs and tight ends, it is crucial to observe the player's point-of-attack strength. A recruit who is lacking in this area, or who is deemed to play "small" at the point of attack, can see a dip in his stock.
A quartet of linebackers love to physically challenge blockers and shed them to make plays. Several defensive tackles play like giants at the point of attack, and two running backs are surprise additions to this list.