The Fastest Player at the 2015 NFL Combine

TGC Fastest Players at NFL Combine

By W. Casan Scott The fastest player at the 2015 NFL Combine was not Jamarcus Nelson, Trae Waynes, or Phillip Dorsett. Normalizing 40 yard dash time to body weight revealed that Alvin “Bud” Dupree was the fastest player at this year’s combine, and the second fastest defensive end prospect ever behind Mario Williams. Using a similar approach as … [Read more...]

The NFL needs to stay out of the Combine

TGC NFL Stay out of Combine

For years the National Invitational Camp, Inc., held its annual workout in Indianapolis with nary a whimper heard from the National Football League.  Back then the League Office really didn’t focus on the content of the Combine that much.  In fact you might see a representative here or there, but certainly nothing like the annual circus that Lucas … [Read more...]

2015 NFL Draft: The Thorn Report

TGC The Thorn Report

2015 NFL Draft: Brandon Thorn’s Weekly Scouting Journal Debut Welcome to my weekly journal everyone! My name is Brandon Thorn and I have been writing for several blogs/websites for about six years (off and on due to breaks for military deployments). I have been a scout even longer, just didn't realize it until I went to the 2009 Senior Bowl and … [Read more...]

The Physiology behind the NFL Combine – Cornerbacks & Safeties

TGC NFL Combine Defensive Backs

TFE contributor Casan Scott gives us a last look at the physiology behind the NFL Combine, analyzing position by position to give us a better understanding of exactly what the numbers really mean coming out of INDY each and every year. If you missed the introduction to this series, here's a quick link that will catch you up to speed - Click … [Read more...]

The Physiology behind the NFL Combine – DL & LB

TGC Physiology behind the NFL Combine DL and LB

TFE contributor Casan Scott looks at the physiology behind the NFL Combine, analyzing position by position to give us a better understanding of exactly what the numbers really mean coming out of INDY each and every year. If you missed the introduction to this ongoing series, here's a quick link that will catch you up to speed - Click … [Read more...]

The Physiology behind the NFL Combine – RB’s, WR’s, & TE’s

TGC NFL Combine WR's

TFE contributor Casan Scott looks at the physiology behind the NFL Combine, analyzing position by position to give us a better understanding of exactly what the numbers really mean coming out of INDY each and every year.  If you missed the introduction to this ongoing series, here's a quick link that will catch you up to speed - Click Here.  We … [Read more...]

Scouting College Quarterbacks – Vectoring & Dynamic Geometry

TGC Scouting College Quarterbacks Part 13

Here is the tenth section in the ongoing series of the intricacies of scouting college quarterbacks. There are too many instances of failed careers in the National Football League at the quarterback position, not because of the lack of physical talent, but because the lack of the basic understanding of how to implement that talent on the field. … [Read more...]

The physiology behind the NFL Combine – Offensive Line

TGC The Physiology behind the NFL Combine Offensive Line

TFE contributor Casan Scott looks at the physiology behind the NFL Combine, analyzing position by position to give us a better understanding of exactly what the numbers really mean coming out of INDY each and every year.  If you missed the introduction to this ongoing series, here's a quick link that will catch you up to speed - Click Here. By … [Read more...]

The Physiology behind the NFL Combine

TGC The Physiology behind the NFL Combine

It's never too early to be thinking about the NFL Draft. I was assigned "Group Leader" of the Linebackers at the 1995 NFL Combine.  The job description of "Group Leader" is to be DEN MOTHER to the players under your guidance over the course of their 3 days in Indy.  One particular player out of Florida State was placed under my "protection" - … [Read more...]

20 Tips (6-10) on how to become an NFL General Manager

TGC 20 Tips to becoming an NFL GM

This is Part 2 in a series of posts that I'm writing to answer the oft asked question of "How do I become an NFL General Manager?"  As I mentioned in Part 1, there is NO clear cut path to the front office of a professional football team.  There isn't any course of study you should or shouldn't pursue in college.  No online program that will provide … [Read more...]