Introducing Chandler Catanzaro: The NFL’s Next Great Kicker Is Already Here

Kickers can be difficult to predict, with variance among the most accurate kickers from year to year. Chuck Zodda reviewed the tape on rising star Chandler Catanzaro, whose big leg and clean mechanics put him on track to join the upper echelon of kickers. Chandler Catanzaro went undrafted out of Clemson in 2014 despite a career in which he missed just two…

NFL Offensive Investment by Position Trends

In the first five installments of the investment in offense series, Dave Archibald looked at team spending at various offensive position groups – quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, and the offensive line. Having covered the offensive positions individually, he now looks for trends in NFL offensive investment as a whole. The chart below shows…

10 Scouting Rules: # 9 Football Character

Director of the Scouting Academy and ITP contributor Dan Hatman has written ten short pieces using Matt Miller’s tweet list as inspiration, hoping to illuminate readers on aspects of the scouting and player evaluation business that are misunderstood, glossed over, or ignored. This is Part 9, Football Character. Paul Warfield, an NFL Hall of Famer, noted that it was…

10 Scouting Rules: # 10 We All Make Mistakes

Director of the Scouting Academy and ITP contributor Dan Hatman has written ten short pieces using Matt Miller’s tweet list as inspiration, hoping to illuminate readers on aspects of the scouting and player evaluation business that are misunderstood, glossed over, or ignored. This is Part 10, We All Make Mistakes. Paul Warfield’s famous saying ‒ “it was right there, on film” ‒…

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ITP The Podcast Volume 1.14

With Week 14 in the books and some upheaval at the top of the AFC, ITP The Podcast Volume 1.14 is here to guide you through all of the top stories of the last week. Chuck Zodda and Mark Schofield are back in the latest installment of our podcast, this time featuring Alex Kirby of…

10 Scouting Rules: # 8 Talent Tradeoff

Director of the Scouting Academy and ITP contributor Dan Hatman has written ten short pieces using Matt Miller’s tweet list as inspiration, hoping to illuminate readers on aspects of the scouting and player evaluation business that are misunderstood, glossed over, or ignored. This is Part 8, Talent Tradeoff. Almost all the information a scout uses to evaluate a player…