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May 2015

NFL scout movement

While May is the season of hope for future scouts, it is a nerve racking one for those whose contracts are up.
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April 2015

Undrafted Free Agents

Each year approximately 255 players have the privilege of being selected in the NFL Draft. However, these players are not the totality of new talent for Clubs and GMs to consider. Any prospective draftee that goes undrafted immediately becomes eligible to negotiate and sign a Player Contract with any Club. These undrafted free agents are the great unknowns of the NFL personnel selection process.
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NFL Draft Strategy

The NFL Draft consists of seven rounds, in which each Club is initially allotted one pick. Clubs can be awarded additional compensatory selections based on the results of free agency, according to a formula agreed to by the NFL and NFLPA. The NFL Draft is a Club’s principal opportunity to a premium product at wholesale prices. Poor drafts, however, can also doom a GM and Club. Many argue that the NFL Draft is the most important building block for a GM...
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QB Interview with draftday.dk

I recently was contacted by Danish NFL reported Soren Hygum Hansen of draftday.dk. He had some good questions about finding a QB in the NFL. Here are my responses.
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March 2015

The Why

If you care about something you want to learn more that simply what is on the surface. You want to learn why. As such, I wanted to share with you a letter on why we started the Scouting Academy
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September 2014

Overseeing a Scouting Department

Successful management of the Draft is undoubtedly the most critical component of a GM’s personnel decisions. Nevertheless, as discussed above, there are a variety of ways in which a GM can build a roster. Falcons GM Thomas Dimitoff explained that “[t]here are some very, very talented players coming into this league through the draft, through free agency, and the easy thing to do is to bring in the most talented players whether they fit or don't fit. You can win that way, no question about ...
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August 2014

What is a General Manager?

One of the most desirable jobs in all of sports is undoubtedly that of General Manager. A GM is generally responsible for the overall control and direction of the organization, including, perhaps most importantly, the success of the team on the field. This excites most of us, who look at the landscape and imagine what it would be like for us to have that authority and impact on the game...
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