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...]

A “Nickel’s worth” of advice – 5 Factors in NFL rookie selection

TGC Nickels worth of advice

By Shane Tidrick The NFL draft is in the books, OTA’ are finished, and the summer is rolling along.  Soon we will be looking at the pre-season where we will finally get to witness the rookies make their highly anticipated appearances on the field at the professional level. Everyone has their opinion as to the best way to make the best selection … [Read more...]

Bridgewater Defense Mounts – Keeping Perspective

TGC Teddy Bridgewater Keeping Perspective

By Joe Landers Teddy Bridgewater didn’t deserve the precipitous drop that came after his Pro Day. He had a great college career and, by all accounts, can command a complex offense with the best of the 2014 prospects. 256 prospects will get drafted, another 650 will get invited to a camp as an undrafted free agent. Essentially, each season, 10,000 … [Read more...]

Quantifying Jadeveon Clowney’s Combine Using Probabilistic Distributions

TGC Jadeveon Clowney Combine

By Casan Scott - Baylor University Jadeveon Clowney is thought of as a “once-in-a-decade” or even “once-in-a-generation” pass rushing talent by many. Once the top rated high school talent in the country, Clowney has retained that distinction through 3 years in college football’s most dominant conference. Super-talents like Clowney have … [Read more...]

Another piece to the NFL Prospect puzzle – Pro Days

TGC College Pro Days

Pro Days are a big part of the overall NFL Draft evaluation process and continue to evolve as this particular piece of professional football becomes even more of a closely scrutinized "event".  Focus on the annual NFL Combine has been magnified as a result of NFL Network's coverage, but a College Pro Day is just as important to a particular … [Read more...]

EPA – Exceeding Peer Average & its relevance to the NFL Combine

TGC Relevance of the NFL Combine 2

Part two of Joe Landers' study on the relevance of the NFL Combine takes a hard look at the notion of EPA (Exceeding Peer Average) and the idea that one single athletic attribute can lead a young prospect to success, but that an understanding of the correlative combinations in reference to one's peer group is a better predictor over the long … [Read more...]

Seeking to find the relevance of the NFL Combine

TGC Relevance of the NFL Combine

I've asked Joe Landers to update his statistical analysis  of the NFL Combine as we continue to seek to find the relevance in this annual pro football scouting extravaganza.  Here's the link to last year's look - The NFL Combine - Finding the Relevance The Football Educator Relevance of the Combine Physical Attribute Testing and NFL … [Read more...]

The 1st of a 2014 mock draft roundup for the Dallas Cowboys – Part 2

TGC Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft 2

Here's Part 2 of Michael Burke's first "mock draft roundup" for the Dallas Cowboys in the 2014.  Click here to see Part 1. The Football Educator 4th Round In the 4th round I want to grab a pet cat of mine, Max Bullough, ILB from Michigan State. Let's be blunt here. Sean Lee is a stud. In no way is Bullough going to replace him, unless Lee gets … [Read more...]

Scouting Football Talent – NFL Draft Second 5 Facts

TGC NFL Draft 2013

Scouting Football Talent We've discussed in the past the importance of clubs doing their due diligence in making first round selections.  As the start of the 2013 NFL Draft fast approaches, organizations are going back over their own evaluation processes to ensure that no "surprise stone" is left unturned.  My experience says that most NFL front … [Read more...]