Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: Scout Talk with Russ Lande

In episode four of Scout Talk with Russ Lande, Russ and Matt Waldman dive deep into the Chicago Tribune’s feature on the selection of Mitchell Trubisky, share three of their biggest misses when evaluating prospects, and reveal two more 2020 NFL prospects who have caught their eye.

If you haven’t read the Chicago Tribune’s piece, “Why did the Bears draft Mitch Trubisky over Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson?” I highly recommend you taking 10-15 minutes out of your day to do so. If you don’t, at least listen to Russ and I dissect the piece, Trubisky, Watson, Mahomes, and most importantly, what was not mentioned in the piece: linking Ryan Pace’s formative years to his admiration of Trubisky’s game.

We also explore why Pace’s formative years in the NFL reinforced a siloed thinking that’s pervasive in the league. Deeper into the show, we each share three of our biggest misses and what we learned from those mistakes in evaluating them. And we finish up the episode with four prospects who’ve caught our eye, including Alabama receiver Devonta Smith, LSU runner Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm, and Baylor receiver Denzel Mims.

If you love the NFL Draft and player evaluation, you’ll find these conversations fascinating and enjoyable. You can follow Russ on Twitter @RussLande and read more of his content at

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