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64 minutes | 10 days ago
The Best Player Available Podcast: Randy Mueller
In Episode 5 of the Best Player Available Podcast on the 2017 NFL Draft, Inside the League’s Neil Stratton welcomes Randy Mueller, who’s worked in the front offices of four NFL teams and served as GM of the Saints and Dolphins. They discuss why Mueller still has high hopes for Cincinnati’s John Ross, how a chance encounter at the rental car desk helped tell him who would go No. 2 in the draft, and which player’s out-of-sight workout caused him to send a red alert to everyone in the Chargers’ braintrust.
62 minutes | 17 days ago
The Best Player Available Podcast: Dane Vandernat
n Episode 4 of the Best Player Available Podcast, ITL’s Neil Stratton discusses the 2017 NFL Draft with former Raiders pro personnel director Dane Vandernat. They discuss how Mark Sanchez may have helped Mitch Trubisky go No. 2, how many draft spots Gareon Conley lost due to a late-breaking story just days before the draft, the one consistent “ding” on Alabama players among scouts, and why Alvin Kamara was such a popular player among Oakland’s scouting staff.
61 minutes | 24 days ago
The Best Player Available Podcast: Doug Whaley
In Episode 3 of the Best Player Available Podcast on the 2017 NFL Draft, ITL’s Neil Stratton talks to former Bills GM Doug Whaley about how close Buffalo came to drafting Patrick Mahomes, what attending a baseball game taught him about how to evaluate defensive ends, and how coaches and scouts judged Alabama cornerback Marlon Humphrey’s introverted personality differently.
64 minutes | a month ago
The Best Player Available Podcast: Bob Morris
In Episode 2 of his 10-part series on the 2017 NFL Draft, Inside the League’s Neil Stratton talks to former 49ers area scout Bob Morris about how to evaluate defensive backs, why Jets pick Jamal Adams was a success but Browns pick Jabrill Peppers wasn’t despite being similar players, how the ’17 draft changed the way the NFL looks at running backs and why Patrick Mahomes was so different from the usual Texas Tech passer.
53 minutes | a month ago
Best Players Only Podcast: Blake Beddingfield
In the inaugural episode of a 10-part series on the stacked 2017 NFL Draft, Inside the League's Neil Stratton talks to former Titan's Director of College Scouting Blake Beddingfield about Tennessee's picks, the players the team almost took, who the team had rated in the first round and one of the unsung heroes of the Patriots dynasty that haunts Blake to this day.
46 minutes | 2 months ago
The Scouts: Runningbacks Day 2
Pro Scout Russ Lande and Scott Bischoff take on a very intriguing group of runningbacks in the draft. most likely landing in day 2, these backs will be heavily scouted now until the draft.
100 minutes | 2 months ago
Big Nickel Scouting Podcast - EP5: Prospects of Future's Past
Episode 5 is here! Sewell vs Tunsil? Chase vs Cooper? That’s just the start when we pit some current prospects against some former studs from years' past. Who was better coming out and should that impact how we evaluate things today? Then we discuss polarizing quarterback prospect Davis Mills, Alabama star Pat Surtain and dig deep on their evaluations. Can Surtain become an elite player or has he been a bit over-hyped by the media? To cap it off we talk Senior Bowl players and hear from Ruckus what he looks for when watching players attending the event. Bonus question this week is an interesting debate involving first round quarterbacks from the last few drafts. Don’t miss it all!
84 minutes | 3 months ago
Big Nickel Scouting Podcast: Episode 4 - Diamonds in the Sky
In this weeks’ show, the crew starts off by breaking down 2 popular players at positions that aren’t viewed as high value positions in today’s NFL. Followed by a segment called Draft Diamonds where each guy picks 1, 2 or 20 players (in Ruckus’ case) that are currently underrated but could surprise come draft time. Then the guys have a new segment called Down, Distance & Match-up where they come up with a game situation and pick which prospects would fit best in a specific match-up. Finally, Joe has the bonus question and the guys giving Ruckus a homework assignment.Rundown: 00:00 – 6:50: Show open, 5-star reviews and Lil Wayne songs7:37 – 26:40: Kyle Pitts – Blue chip match up nightmare or more limited receiver? 26:41 – 38:48: Najee Harris – More valuable than Pitts and a typical RB? NFL comp? 41:15 – 1:01:40: Draft Diamonds – Prospects you may not know about but should have on your radar1:02:06 – 1:15:19: Down, Distance, Match-up – Ramsey vs Waddle/Toney? Who covers Waller & Ruggs? 1:15:50 – 1:25:48: Bonus question and show wrap! Listen, follow, share…and enjoy!!
49 minutes | 3 months ago
The Scouts: Runningbacks
The Scouts Russ Lande and Scott Bischoff break down the top runningbacks of the 2021 NFL draft class
49 minutes | 3 months ago
The Scouts: Top Tight Ends
Scout Russ Lande and Scott Bischoff breakdown the top Tight ends entering the 2021 draft.
79 minutes | 3 months ago
Big Nickel Scouting Podcast: EP 3 - Shoulder Pads & Prospects
We’re back at it discussing the QB carousel that the NFL has become and trying to solve the question, when do you pay your quarterback and when do you let him leave? Then we dive into uncharted territory discussing two of the most polarizing prospects in this current class with 2020 opt outs Oregon left tackle Penei Sewell and Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons. What makes them tough evaluations? What are their best positions in the NFL? Finally, we talk prospects who surprised us for the better or the worse this season and it’s all closed out with Ruckus’ bonus question. You don’t want to miss this unfiltered draft chat...Show Rundown:00:30 - 4:36: Intro, Mac Jones' shoulder pad jokes 5:24 - 26:44 : QB timer - when should a team move on for a QB vs investing in him as the franchise player? Plus...Gammel breaks out his first ad read!! 28:15 - 52:35: Polarizing prospects: Penei Sewell & Micah Parsons...please don't let us get canceled53:22 - 1:13:40: Our biggest surprise & disappointment prospects of the 2020 season...Gammel names every player in the country...1:14:12 - 1:21:00: Ruckus' bonus question, show wrap and Gammel breaks out our slogan for the first time Enjoy!
59 minutes | 3 months ago
Top OT's Part 2
Scout Russ lande and Scott Biscoff break down Offensive Tackles Darrisaw, Slater and Mayfield in this episode of Draft Brawl
75 minutes | 4 months ago
Big Nickel Scouting Podcast: EP2 - Mac & Tweets
Welcome back! Episode 2 is here! We discuss some draft philosophy and why sometimes the best are saved for last. Then, a former NFL GM sends out a tweet that’s controversial but also spot on? Lastly, who is Mac Jones? As he’s compared to a former past era great, we dive in and ask some tough questions about how much the game may have changed in the last decade and what that means for current young quarterbacks. It’s all here plus the weekly bonus question that sends us back in time!The Rundown:0:00 – 3:55: Show intro & recap3:55 – 28:30: Draft Philosophy! Hard & Easy sell prospects: Thinking, process & pitch from an evaluators perspective28:30 – 46:00: Twitter Takes! A former NFL GM said had a monumental take about Trevor Lawrence 46:00 – 1:04:50: Mac Jones time! We compare him to a HOF QB…wait, what? 1:04:50 - 1:15:00: Bonus question and show wrap!! Listen, follow, share and most of all…Enjoy!
84 minutes | 4 months ago
Top Offensive Tackles for 2021 NFL Draft
Scouts Russ lande and Scott bischoff break down the top offensive tackles in the draft and why you draft them at their spots.
66 minutes | 4 months ago
Big Nickel Scouting Podcast: Pilot Episode
The Big Nickel Podcast is here! The Pilot episode includes the guys introducing themselves, the origin story of the show, our 2 favorite prospects in the 2021 draft, a couple hot takes and much more!Oh...and there's a bonus question at the end! (Hint: it's alright, alright, alright)00:00 - 4:30: Introductions4:30 - 11:30: Origin story & show elevator pitch11:30 - 24:45: Art of our Evaluations...take a peek inside our scouting process24:45 - 44:10: What two 2021 prospects are we pounding the table for? 44:10 - 1:01:55: Our two hot takes and predictions for the draft1:01:55 - 1:10:53: Bonus question & that's a wrap!! We're smart and entertaining, we promise. Enjoy!
67 minutes | 4 months ago
Scout Russ Lande and Scott Bischoff Talk Wide Receivers
Pro scout Russ Lande and Scott BIschoff talk about wide receiver evaluation in their second episode. There is discussion about watching a player and seeing another player pop, generating excitement to get into a full evaluation which can lead to disappointment when watching every snap from a player. There is a bit to be learned about watching everything from a player, and not just highlights.They break down Alabama wide receivers Devonta Smith, and Jaylen Waddle, and LSU’s Ja’Marr Chase. Each player is given a thorough look from Russ and Scott, and they discuss their strengths and weaknesses, potential problems at the NFL level. They also talk about what kind of player each will be in the NFL.Stay on top of what will be happening when the draft becomes our focus, and learn about these players, and the scouting process in this episode of the draft brawl.
75 minutes | 4 months ago
Scout Russ Lande & Scott Bischoff Debut
Pro Scout Russ Lande and Scott Bischoff take center stage while they crack open this draft for us. They break down what you look for in QBs from a NFL scouting perspective and shed light on players in this draft. Get ahead of the offseason and make yourself smarter about scouting in this episode of the draft brawl
61 minutes | 4 months ago
Mock Draft 1.0
The guys kick off Draft Season and the month of December with a one-round mock draft.
38 minutes | 4 months ago
CFB stock report and NFL hot topics
Dante and Tyler are back to breakdown some NFL draft prospects and discuss the hot topics in the NFL like Tua and Taysom Hill.
57 minutes | 5 months ago
Roasting Surae's big board
The guys are back to talk about a plethora of different prospects while picking apart Surae's updated top 60. The guys touch on Kyle Trask, Kwity Paye, the offensive tackle class, and the Senior Bowl.
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