ITP The Podcast With Matt Waldman: Extended Talk

In this bonus edition of ITP The Podcast, Chuck Zodda & Mark Schofield are joined by Matt Waldman of to discuss the art of scouting and how to project players coming out of college. Topics include:

  • Matt on how he started the Rookie Scouting Portfolio and his methods of research (1:22)
  • Projecting a rookie’s fit in the NFL based on the team and scheme they land on (3:57)
  • Marcus Mariota and the early results from the first quarter of the 2015 season on the Tennessee Titans (6:58)
  • The advantages of a process-oriented grading scouting system versus purely focusing on results (10:56)
  • The concept of player comparisons when scouting, including the reasons fans enjoy them, as well as the flaws in using this model in evaluating players (14:33)
  • Early thoughts on the 2016 NFL Draft class and who has caught Matt’s eye so far this season in college football (20:46)
  • Mark and Matt discuss Tre McBride and his early struggles in acclimating to the NFL game (27:57)

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