A BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT THE NFL SCOUTING PROCESS

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A BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT THE NFL SCOUTING PROCESS

Post by dead_poet » Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:13 pm

Got some time? This was very educational/insightful.
THE BOTTOM LINE

While certain picks may seem capricious or uninspired to fans and the media, hundreds of man-hours and highly developed methodologies go in to each and every player grade and each and every selection. Each decision, at least in most cases, is backed up by layers of quality control and safe-guards in order to somehow try to mitigate risk, but ultimately it all comes down to one thing: it's exceedingly difficult to evaluate the future performance of a human being.
http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2014/3/6/54 ... -big-board
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Post by Texas Vike » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:17 pm

I enjoyed this line from Pete Carroll:
"The most important characteristic is grit," he continued. "That's the most crucial characteristic that helps somebody be successful. If they continue to hang, continue to fight -- and that's the competitiveness we're looking for -- there's always a chance they can pull it together. If you do a little homework, read up on what grit is all about, it's about persistence and resiliency, and an inner strength and belief you can get it done. That's what's most important. If guys don't have that, you can only take them so far."
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Re: A BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT THE NFL SCOUTING PROCESS

Post by Mothman » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:36 pm

Texas Vike wrote:I enjoyed this line from Pete Carroll:
That line stood out to me as well. If there was ever an endorsement for drafting a player like Manziel, that sure sounds like it.

Thanks for the link, dead_poet. That was a fascinating read.
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Post by Funkytown » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:57 pm

Very insightful.

After reading all that, it just makes it that much more apparent that it's foolish to simply blame one guy for draft failures. Oh, man. Some people are not going to like that. :)

No, really, that was a great read. Thanks for posting, DP.
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Post by Funkytown » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:00 pm

Mothman wrote:
That line stood out to me as well. If there was ever an endorsement for drafting a player like Manziel, that sure sounds like it.
I was thinking the same thing as I was reading...
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Post by Mothman » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:46 pm

Funkytown wrote:Very insightful.

After reading all that, it just makes it that much more apparent that it's foolish to simply blame one guy for draft failures. Oh, man. Some people are not going to like that. :)

Not to worry... they'll just keep on blamin'...
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