In this episode of the RSP Cast’s Scout Talk, CFL, and former NFL Scout, Russ Lande joins Matt Waldman for a conversation about the impact of the global pandemic on NFL scouting in 2020 and 2021.
What do scouts and coaches do immediately after the NFL Draft and how will that change thanks to the Covid-19 virus? Russ Lande and I discuss the schedules of scouting departments and how the pandemic could generate a permanent and positive outcome for the profession when it comes to travel, expenses, education, and communication with coaches.
Then, we look ahead to 2021 and discuss the potential challenges that the pandemic could pose for NFL scouts, prospects, and agents for the coming year. This includes why some within the NFL may decide an NFL Draft in February may hold an advantage for the teams but be disruptive for other parties deeply involved with the process.
We also discuss offseason moves (the draft, UDFAs, and free agency) we liked from the 2020 campaign, including picks by the Packers, Seahawks, Chargers, Cardinals, Falcons, Browns, Vikings, and Steelers.
We end the show with a conversation about Jake Fromm’s fit in Buffalo and how his arrival could be mutually beneficial to Allen and Fromm.
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