The NFL Lens
“What advice can you give me about scouting football?”
Be it books and videos on strategy and technique, recommended writers and websites, or some super-secret nugget of wisdom that a few think I must possess, I’m often asked some form of the question “What advice can you give me about scouting football?”
Far and away, the best thing that you can do to develop a better eye for projecting college talent to the NFL game is to know the NFL game. If you’re not making an ongoing effort to do this, you need to do make it your first priority.
This ongoing series of posts will help. I’m fortunate that one of my jobs is to study professional football. While the end product that the public sees is for fantasy consumption, there’s a lot more going on beneath the surface. I’m reviewing old and learning new things every day (photo above) and it means there are a lot of things I note while studying the week’s games that I don’t use for Footballguys columns.
This page will serve as an ongoing series of posts I’m calling The NFL Lens: items from the professional game that help me apply a constructive template over what I’m witnessing in the college game.