Written by Jeff Risdon on September 21, 2015
Americans love the underdog. Nothing stokes the passion like rooting for the little guy, the unheralded cog, the Cinderella story. It’s why Rocky endures as a movie almost forty years later.
In the scouting world, many are predisposed to rooting for the small school guys. There are websites devoted to those playing outside the FBS, draftniks who only focus on the lower reaches of college football. And those lower levels provide the NFL with more than enough quality players to sustain the hope that the next great hope is playing in the likes of the Southern Conference, the ODAC or the GLIAC, acronymic leagues unfamiliar to those outside the limited geographic ranges of member schools.