Tag: Football Scouting

  • The NFL Lens: Fingertips Technique w/Jarvis Landry and Mike Evans

    The NFL Lens: Fingertips Technique w/Jarvis Landry and Mike Evans

    Testing technique is a lot like testing character; how well it holds up under stress will tell you a lot. A man’s true character comes out when he’s drunk. -Charlie Chaplin Much to your dismay, I’m not advocating shots before the gauntlet drill at the NFL Combine. I agree, it would be entertaining—even more so […]

  • Integration, Projection, and Evaluation

    Integration, Projection, and Evaluation

    Integrating layers of information is vital to good player evaluation. An example of studying Braxton Miller reveals why. There are very few skill players I haven’t seen before I got to Mobile, but my first look at Braxton Miller came at the Senior Bowl last week. Waiting on Miller was by design. The former Buckeye quarterback has only […]

  • The Chicken or the Gravy: A Player Evaluation Parable

    The Chicken or the Gravy: A Player Evaluation Parable

    If you had to choose, which would you rather have as your sustenance? The chicken or the gravy? How does this apply to player evaluation? Imagine that you’re about to be placed in a bomb shelter for 16 weeks. You’re told that if you leave the room before those 16 weeks are up you will […]

  • RSP Roundtable: On the Nature of Talent w/Dan Hatman, Kyle Crabbs & Sigmund Bloom

    RSP Roundtable: On the Nature of Talent w/Dan Hatman, Kyle Crabbs & Sigmund Bloom

    What is talent? How does it develop? Is there such thing as ‘natural talent’? How does it apply to football? Scouting Academy Founder Dan Hatman, Footballguys co-owner Sigmund Bloom, and NDTScouting’s Kyle Crabbs join me for an excellent discussion on the topic that’s the root issue of player evaluation.  You have no idea how happy […]

  • Process The Process: New Podcast Hosted by Josh Norris

    Process The Process: New Podcast Hosted by Josh Norris

    Rotoworld’s Josh Norris asked me to be his first guest on a new podcast available on iTunes. Learn more (and perhaps win a 2015 RSP).  Josh Norris is a good friend of the blog. The Rotoworld draft writer invited me to kick off his new podcast Process The Process. The aim of this show is discussion of […]

  • A Game of Inches: The Talent Gap By the Numbers

    A Game of Inches: The Talent Gap By the Numbers

    Based on these numbers, less than 1 percent of the seniors playing college football will ever earn a second contract in the NFL. Greg Linton, an NFL agent, shared this on Twitter this morning. There’s another salient point embedded in this data that goes beyond the message of “get your education.” It’s how data displays […]

  • Embracing The Craft of Player Evaluation

    Embracing The Craft of Player Evaluation

    Player evaluation is an imperfect endeavor. Understanding one’s limitations is a huge step towards getting better at it. The most compelling thing about the NFL Draft is that no matter how hard it tries, it cannot escape its humanity. It’s this human element that makes player evaluation – and evaluating what good evaluation is – […]