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Preseason: What Does It Mean For Scouts?

Hello Preseason! Scouts have two main duties during the preseason: evaluate the team’s roster and evaluate the league. The goal is to evaluate every single player on every team. This becomes even more critical if you

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Training Camp Is Upon Us!

Celebrate! It’s a new year. For scouts, this is a new year. Refreshed from a month’s long work-free vacation, this is such an exciting time of year to be a scout. Fresh scouting blood has entered

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You Didn’t Get The Job, What Now?

What Now? After months and months of preparation and visions of a future you desire, it can be incredibly hard to pick up the pieces after experiencing the disappointment and letdown of a team deciding to

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Scouting Report- Mac Jones

Pocket passer with excellent accuracy, quality decision making, sufficient arm strength, and rare touch but lacks the desired run ability for today’s QB.

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Scouting Report- Justin Fields

Dual threat QB with exceptional physical tools who flashes elite position specifics but must improve his urgency, decision making, and overall consistency to reach his full potential. Displays clean mechanics. Tight, compact release…

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Contract Basics

Scouts Note: First off, there is a multitude of reasons why having some understanding of the salary cap and contracts is important. If you have aspirations to one day run a team or you just like

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The NFL Scouting Calendar

Detailed breakdown of the NFL Scouting Calendar including important dates like the NFL scouting hiring cycle, as well as scout’s roles and responsibilities during different months of the year.

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Historical Evaluation: Philip Rivers

One game in and a few things became abundantly clear, first, he was the best anticipation thrower I had ever seen, and second, he was highly accurate at all three levels. After watching another game….

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Hindsight is 20/20: Nick Chubb

In the case of Chubb, everything positive within the report he has either matched or exceeded so I’m not sure I deserve too much credit. He does have efficient feet and rare contact balance. He does consistently maximize available production. He’s tough and blue-collar….

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Why You Should Join Elite Scout School

Let me tell you a quick story. The year was 2016. I was on my first school visit to the University of Miami (Ohio). I was shadowing the area scout. It wasn’t his first visit to the school…..

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Hindsight is 20/20: Lamar Jackson

Scouts Note: Welcome to Hindsight is 20/20. Here we will review our old evaluations. We will highlight what we got right and what we missed. All with the intention of becoming better scouts in the future.

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How to Contact NFL Teams

The first, and most obvious, is utilizing the contacts that you have already created. Lean on them. Seek advice first. Ask them who the best person is to contact within the organization.

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My Interview Experience

I can only speak from my own experience interviewing with the Browns. I have heard interviews being similar but each GM has their own way of evaluating talent.

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7 Steps to Landing a Scouting Job in the NFL

Step 1: Start Writing Reports Now! Join Elite Scout School. Build a scouting booklet. This does two things: first, you begin to develop your evaluation and report writing and, second, you prepare yourself for a future

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Three Traits Every Defensive Position Must Have

Use of Hands/Shed Ability- While speed may be essential, you CANNOT win at DE with any consistency without quality hands. Much like hands on the offensive side of the ball, use of hands is an incredibly difficult thing to develop…

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