NFL Combine: The Top Stories From Indianapolis
Only in Indianapolis will you see scouts, coaches, and executives dining next to college basketball cheerleaders. Such is the case in Indy this week as the NFL Combine and the Big Ten Women’s Basketball tournament take place within a few blocks of each other. The league’s rumor mill is churning; here are the top stories from this week in Indianapolis
Shawn Zobel’s Football Headquarters Podcast – Episode 26: Luke Rodgers
Shawn welcomed in Luke Rodgers (@thelukerodgers) for an in-depth chat about the NFL Draft process, thoughts on this year's crop of signal callers, what it was like to be in the green room the night his brother Aaron fell down the draft board to the Packers (plus how Shawn and Luke ended up at the same restaurant that same evening), plus his podcast Sports Related with this brother and former Bachelor constant Jordan.
So You Want To Be A Scout?
Though "knowing someone" is still valuable in today's industry, it doesn't guarantee you a place in a modern scouting department. Because of this, in conjunction with Neil Stratton and Inside the League, I have founded The Scouting Network, a one-stop shop for exclusive scouting news and information.
Shawn Zobel’s Football Headquarters Podcast – Episode 25: Bob Kravitz + Darren "Doogie" Wolfson
Bob Kravitz join the Football Headquarters Podcast to break down the Colts coaching drama, the future health of Andrew Luck, and the Indy’s plans for the #3 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. Plus Darren “Doogie” Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) of The Scoop Podcast called in to talk about the hiring of new Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo and the possible pursuit of Kirk Cousins.
Shawn Zobel’s Football Headquarters Podcast – Episode 24: Sam McGuffie + Antonio Montero
With the 2018 Winter Olympics upon us, Shawn welcomed in American bobsledder and former NFL player Sam McGuffie to talk about his transition from football and track, to rugby, and eventually to bobsledding and having the opportunity to represent his country in Pyeongchang
TSP Scouting Report: Josh Allen QB Wyoming
Blessed with a rare combination of size and arm strength, Josh Allen has one of the most talented arms to enter the league in the past decade. Yet, his lack of consistent accuracy and a questionable completion percentage will continue to stand out as warts on Allen’s highly-impressive resume.
Shawn Zobel’s Football Headquarters Podcast – Episode 23: Andrew Brandt + Allen Trieu + Brandon Lang
Football Headquarters Super Bowl Edition - Sports Business analyst Andrew Brandt, high school recruiting expert Allen Trieu, and the inspiration for the Matthew McConaughey & Al Pacino film Two For The Money, swings in to talk about the biggest gambling event of the year.
Football Headquarters Podcast – Episode 22: Live from the Senior Bowl
Shawn is down in Mobile, Alabama for the Senior Bowl taking a look at the next batch of prospects that will be graduating to the NFL. He talks about the players that have impressed at practices this week and his takes on the big name quarterback prospects Josh Allen and Baker Mayfield. Plus Shawn breaks down exactly what when wrong for the Minnesota Vikings in the 38-7 NFC Championship Game debacle versus the Philadelphia Eagles last Sunday.
Emptying the Scouting Notebook - 1/12/18
In scouting it is rare to find a consensus opinion among scouts that a running back is the best prospect in the draft. However such is the case in 2018 as Penn State's Saquon Barkley looks to become one of the first players drafted in April. Here is this week's "Emptying the Scouting Notebook"
The Baker Mayfield Test Case
Oklahoma Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Baker Mayfield may become the ultimate test case for NFL general managers - he offers the leadership, confidence, and contagious personality that has made Russell Wilson into one of the premier QB's in the NFL - yet also has enough red flags in the "baggage" variety to remind them of Johnny Manziel