Scouting College Quarterbacks – Mobility/Running Ability

TGC Scouting College Quarterbacks Part 8

Here is the sixth section in the ongoing series of the intricacies of scouting college quarterbacks. There's always seemed to have been a misnomer concerning the need for a running quarterback.  John Westenhaver describes what we should REALLY be looking for when it comes to the mobility of your signal caller. If you missed Section 5 - BALL … [Read more...]

Scouting College Quarterbacks – BALL HANDLING

TGC Scouting College Quarterbacks Part 7

Here is the fifth section in the ongoing series of the intricacies of scouting college quarterbacks. Like a point guard on a basketball team, the quarterback has to have the deft hands of a magician.  Longtime coach, scout, and Quarterback Guru John Westenhaver gives his points of consideration when evaluating a quarterback's ball handling … [Read more...]

Scouting College Quarterbacks – PASSING OUTSIDE OF THE POCKET

TGC Scouting College Quarterbacks Part 6

Here is the fourth section in the ongoing series of the intricacies of scouting college quarterbacks. Sometimes by design, sometimes by necessity a quarterback has got to deliver outside the protection of the pocket.  Longtime coach, scout, and Quarterback Guru John Westenhaver gives his points of consideration when evaluating a quarterback's … [Read more...]

Scouting College Quarterbacks – Mechanics 2

TGC Scouting College Quarterbacks MECHANICS Part 2

Click here to read MECHANICS - Part 1 By John Westenhaver MECHANICS - Part 2 BALL DYNAMICS There are four (4) elements that must be considered in this area: The Stage The Grip The Stroke The Arm Slot 1. The Stage: The Stage is the position that the ball is held prior to the start of the Passing Stroke. The most efficient Stage … [Read more...]

Scouting College Quarterbacks – Mechanics 1

TGC Scouting College Quarterbacks MECHANICS Part 1

By John Westenhaver MECHANICS In the evaluation of pro quarterback prospects, passing mechanics have been an under-valued and often times overlooked quality. In reality, they are strong indicators of a players potential to perform at a consistently high level. Further, the areas of consideration have often overlapped, been misunderstood and/or … [Read more...]

2014 NFL Draft – 3 Players, 3 Positions, 3 Possibilities

TGC NFL Draft 3

Every NFL Draft brings with it a new set of players and a new set of circumstances with which to deal with.  From across the country the college player pool pumps in (and you might be astonished at this) close to 11,000 draft eligible players each season.  Not all are looking to play at the next level and in fact a very small fraction even get the … [Read more...]

Consistency is key when scouting talent for the NFL Draft

TGC Consistency is Key in NFL Scouting

By Shane Tidrick The 2014 NFL draft is rapidly approaching, and while we await the highly anticipated annual event, discussions as to who should be taken first continue to heat up. Johnny Manziel, Jadeveon Clowney, and Teddy Bridgewater are among the favorites of fans and analysts alike. But what makes this particular draft interesting is that … [Read more...]

Pro Days, Their Value, & What Non-NFL Personnel Should Focus On

TGC College Pro Day Ohio State

Pro Days, Their Value to Teams and What Non-NFL Personnel Should Be Focusing On By Eric Galko - Optimum Scouting The NFL combine is the mecca of the post-season evaluation process. While the players aren’t in full pads, engaging in contact drills or running actual plays, they are able to showcase their athleticism (or lack thereof) on the field … [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...]