Back by popular demand, it’s the weekly college football scouting guide! Each week we’ll go over what players to watch in several of the televised games with an eye for the NFL Draft. Production and outcomes matter, but this focuses more on the scouting aspects of the draft-eligible players.
Some of the things I’m looking for, especially early in the season:
- Proper positional technique
- Football IQ or lack thereof
- Improvement from prior season(s)
- Dynamic athletic traits
In this first week it’s primarily about getting a strong 2016 first impression about players on watch lists and players who stood out last year. Normally I’ll watch scores of college games over the summer to help prep my scouting eyes, but this year I didn’t get that deep. As a result, I have fewer preconceptions about more players.
I’m fascinated to see how this plays out. Sometimes those lingering impressions (read more…)