Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast No.32: Draft Analyst Dane Brugler, The Athletic

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast hosts The Athletic’s Dane Brugler for a conversation about the craft of football evaluation.

Dane Brugler and I share a northeast Ohio background, making our adult homes in the south, and evaluating football talent for a living. Dane has worked as a draft analyst at CBS and NFL Draft Scout, and he is currently delivering his insights at The Athletic.

Dane and I spent an hour talking shop:

  • Lessons he learned from NFL scouts.
  • What it was like getting interviewed for a position with an NFL team.
  • Recent player evaluations that have been valuable for him.
  • Notable things he values when studying quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end.
  • The value of noticing as much as you can upon entering a room.
  • Players who’ve caught his eye this year.


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