Scouting the NFL Draft for Dummies

Scouting the NFL Draft for Dummies

Football Scouting, NFL Draft, NFL Draft Prospects
Amateur Scouting & Draft Season If you’re our kind of person, this is your favorite time of the year. Baseball is on the horizon, and the NCAA tournament is in full swing, but the real March madness for us is scouting for the NFL Draft. Like most of you, scouting is a hobby for me. I have no professional scouting experience, but I have been to one degree or another forming my own opinions about NFL Draft prospects since around 1985, when I was in college. I’m an old-school “draftnik” (does anyone really use that word anymore?) and I was at the Marriott Marquis in person when Vinny Testaverde was drafted first overall in 1987 and the idea of actually attending an event that consisted of guys handing cards to…
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2015 NFL Draft | Partnership with Ourlads!

2015 NFL Draft | Partnership with Ourlads!

Football Scouting, NFL Draft, NFL Draft Prospects
We have big news today! Like, really big. Here at PowerHouse, we often say our iGMTM game is "The most realistic simulation of being an NFL General Manager on the planet. Period." Well, if that's true (and it is,) Ourlads Guide to the NFL Draft is the most intelligent, unbiased, and professional NFL Draft prospects guide on the planet... exclamation point! (more…)
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NFL Draft Prospects: the Johnny Manziel Debate

NFL Draft Prospects: the Johnny Manziel Debate

Football Scouting, NFL Draft, NFL Draft Prospects
Johnny Manziel is one of the most exciting college football players in recent memory. Like Tim Tebow before him, he's the kind of player you turn the TV on to watch play. But also like Tebow, he comes to the NFL with serious questions about how his game will translate to the next level. Last night, I had an email exchange with a good friend who was one of the first members on our site and who helped us test everything. Here's our discussion, unedited. I think it captures the issues facing Manziel as an NFL Draft prospect well, and I'll bet the same discussion is taking place in personnel departments around the NFL... Me: btw, I’m starting to think my downgrade of Manziel from R1 to R2 might be an…
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2014 NFL Draft Prospects Uploaded

2014 NFL Draft Prospects Uploaded

Football Scouting, iGM Game
Start Scouting for the 2014 NFL Draft! By Chris Barry, PowerHouseGM.com Hopefully, your iGM team is thinking more about the playoffs right now than the 2014 NFL Draft.  But whether that's the case or not, it's never too early to get started on scouting for next spring! We're happy once again to give you the tools to do your scouting right here on our site.  And, soon, we'll again have a downloadable prospects spreadsheet that you can use on your own if you like. This table will change, probably a lot, over the coming months.  It includes underclassmen who may return to school, and doesn't include others who may opt to come out early.  We'll adjust accordingly as the picture clears up. (more…)
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