10 Scouting Rules: # 6 Film Not Workouts

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 6, Film Not Workouts. NFL Hall of Famer Paul Warfield once noted that his coach, Blanton Collier,…

Wide Receiver Investment: They Pay These Guys How Much?!

How do NFL teams allocate resources? Dave Archibald has looked at the real price of contract extensions and draft picks on quarterbacks, running backs, and offensive linemen. In this installment, he looks at how teams evaluate wide receiver investment. NFL quarterbacks throw more and more passes each season, and teams invest heavily in the receivers that catch those passes.…

The Secondary Revis(ited): Covering Number One Receivers

The New England Patriots have faced a number of the NFL’s top receivers this year, such as A.J. Green, Demaryius Thomas, and Calvin Johnson. Using offseason signees Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, the defense has employed different tactics and combinations to slow down these pass-catching weapons. There are number one receivers, and then there are…