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Cutler Scouting Notes Assignment

Cutler Scouting Notes Assignment

In a B/R article from former GM Ted Sundquist he outlines why he drafted Jay Cutler. Assignment: Please review the scouting notes in this article. Based on the feedback you have received, what...

What happens during a recruiting meeting

What happens during a recruiting meeting

The University of Miami was kind enough to share some insight into a recruiting meeting I would like all of you to take 6 minutes to watch this video. Study their process, what traits are...

The life of an NFL area scout

The life of an NFL area scout

Some of you are passionate about the draft and may want to be NFL area scouts, these pieces do an excellent job of painting a picture of the 'boots on the ground': The NFL draft before the...

Polishing up already submitted reports

Polishing up already submitted reports

I have received the question of what to do with reports that I have given feedback on a couple times and here is the best way I can put it. Your reports are your living resume/portfolio and as...

Offensive Schemes

Offensive Schemes

Too many of your are grading the passing game without a clear understanding of what is actually occurring in the modern NFL passing game.  I keep seeing Projections with terms like 'Spread...

Academy Instructors

Academy Instructors

I just wanted to make sure everyone understands where the instructors are coming from. As many of you have noted, our instructors will attack a topic from different angles and do not always align...

Feedback you will receive

Feedback you will receive

Just a reminder to clarify the Feedback loop: As stated in the previous announcement outlining how to submit reports: You will be completing 5 player evaluations in each position module. Feedback...

Learning the NFL Rulebook

Learning the NFL Rulebook

The NFL Football Operations department has stepped up their game (and website) with a number of useful tools to learn the rulebook NFL Video Rulebook Furthermore, per our own Patricia Traina:...

Couple of suggestions (Do’s and Don’ts)

Couple of suggestions (Do’s and Don’ts)

We received some excellent questions in the position modules and wanted to pass along a few notes: How much film to watch: You are not mandated to only watch 5 games from 2020. We would never...

Snap-to-finish

Snap-to-finish

We have been pushing you guys to write in a snap to finish manner in both the CAN and CANNOT sections. Let me shed more light on this. Snap-to-finish (or chronological) formatting is helpful to you...

Instincts

Instincts

A few of you have come to learn that we stay away from the term instincts. Let me discuss why. Our aversion to 'instincts' has nothing to do with being ignorant to how players engage on the field....

The Vision-Decision-Action Cycle

The Vision-Decision-Action Cycle

As we talked about yesterday with mental processing and play speed, there is more to it than meets the eye.  Here is some excellent work from Andy Ryland of USA Football talking about the...

Measurable Baselines

Measurable Baselines

Early on it can be hard to know if 6020 is a good height for an LB. As such, we built out a simple chart to highlight where height, weight, and combine numbers stack up vs NFL starters. You can use...

Football Game Analysis

Football Game Analysis

I know many of you are not interested in GA work at the college level or QC work at the NFL level, but you should definitely understand a huge part of their job. I know football gets a bad rap in...

Ask ‘Stupid’ Questions

Ask ‘Stupid’ Questions

Every semester starts with some people firing off their questions and many others not, in part because they don't want to admit that they do not know something about the game. Let me help that...

Where To Find Film (NFL GamePass)

Where To Find Film (NFL GamePass)

One of the biggest pieces of the course is our ability to analyze the same film that NFL Pro Scouts and Coaches have access to. We leverage the tool the NFL provides, called Game Pass. As discussed...

Scouting Academy 5 Year Anniversary

Scouting Academy 5 Year Anniversary

LinkedIn reminded me that The Scouting Academy hit our 5 year anniversary. I wanted to take a minute to explain what that means to me and to thank a great number of people that have created...

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