NDT Scouting Draft Dudes
Summary: Kyle Crabbs and Joe Marino of NDT Scouting team up to provide football fans with their thoughts and opinions on the NFL Draft. There’s no shortage of talking points with 256 draft selections to prep for, plus endless undrafted free agents each season. The Draft Dudes are all about the Draft and they’re here to provide insight behind their year-round preparations with NDT Scouting to ensure they are staying informed and up to date with what prospects are trending which way. No matter whether fans are looking for original input, reactionary analysis of Draft headlines via major media or even a breakdown of the latest news in draft coverage, these Draft Dudes have you covered. No matter the time of year, the NDT Scouting crew is there to provide analysis, philosophy and feedback on: roster construction, positional values, analytics, strategy, breaking news and of course the X’s and O’s of the prospects. Now proud to be partnering with FanRag Sports, Kyle and Joe bring their talents to a new platform and look to provide entertaining discussion and banter on one of the biggest events in sports. Tune in every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to keep up to date with the Draft Dudes of NDT Scouting, courtesy of FanRag Sports.
FanRag Sports' own Ethan Young joins Kyle and Joe to talk about his new SEMTEX model of production based predictive analytics for college Quarterbacks. Ethan's model debuted earlier this week at FanRag Sports and made waves for it's classifications for this year's NFL Draft prospects at the position. Ethan's model brings a significant level of historical data to back up his approach.
Welcome back to the water cooler! Joe and Kyle vent about the concept of "draft stock", recency bias and why the heck nobody is talking about Alabama's Eddie Jackson in this class of quality safety prospects. A future Madden league is also born as we find out Joe's sorry state of video gaming affairs.
Celebrate the start of another week closer to the NFL Draft with the Draft Dudes! Kyle and Joe are joined by Texas A&M Wide Receiver Josh Reynolds to talk about some of the differences between spread and pro sight adjustments and how he's grown as a receiver since entering the college ranks. Josh will have his Pro Day on Wednesday, March 29th.
Alabama Crimson Tide DE/OLB Tim Williams stops in to chat with the Draft Dudes about the art of rushing the passer. Tim shares with Kyle and Joe some of the specifics about his landmarks and mental process when approaching the line; as well as dishing on what the culture at Alabama was like under Coach Saban.
Shoot the breeze on hump day with the Dudes. Joe spills the beans on his experiences at the UNC Pro Day on 3/21 and offers some insight on "Mitch" vs. "Mitchell" Trubisky. Kyle and Joe also dig into some interesting rankings from NFL Network's Mike Mayock and discuss their tiers in this year's running back class. Bonus: Joe humiliates Kyle for his lack of knowledge on some classic 90's television.
Mondays are a drag. Unless they aren't. What's better than Kyle and Joe simulating a first round mock draft using their own personal boards to lift Monday out of the doldrums? Each selection is made live and the Dudes go "on the clock" to justify their selections to the fan base. All thirty two first round selections are covered: you don't want to miss this one!
Fridays are the best days, especially when you spend it with the #DraftDudes. Joe and Kyle dig into some hot takes from the past week of NFL Draft coverage, including the impact of Corey Davis not running a 40, what Deshaun Watson's peak velocity of 49 mph at the Combine means and if John Ross is *REALLY* WR1 (nah). Join the Dudes and kick the weekend off right.
It's hump day, so spend your thirty minute water break shooting the breeze at the water cooler for #WaterCoolerWednesday with the Dudes! Joe makes a triumphant return to the show; he and Kyle discuss their efforts in keeping up with the 2017 Class and discuss some notable thoughts they've come across in doing so. The Dudes shoot from the hip, there's no script today and the takes fly free.
NDT Scouting Director of Scouting Kyle Crabbs flies solo and talks through each of the Top 10 prospects on his 2017 NFL Draft board. Kyle also peels back a handful of names he's been high on throughout the process that are lower than he expected, a credit to some of the checks and balances his draft evaluation process has put into place.
The Draft Dudes are back again to pound the table/pump the brakes on another four of the top Quarterback prospects in the 2017 NFL Draft. This time around Kyle and Joe make their case for Deshaun Watson, Nathan Peterman, Davis Webb and Jerod Evans before playing devil's advocate as to why each is a questionable investment.
The Dudes are at it again! This time Kyle and Joe take turns discussing the confirmations they've seen through Combine testing in relation to college tape. The two further expand on eight prospects and what scheme specific roles they may be forced into at the next level: Jordan Willis, Jon Allen, Soloman Thomas, Rasul Douglas, Haason Reddick, TJ Watt, Jabrill Peppers and Corn Elder.
The Combine has the Dudes all fired up! Kyle and Joe talk about performances to date and Kyle tries to explain his Physical Size and Athleticism (PSAR) Metric. The Dudes go through a number of performances to date and discuss how and why each one is impressive or underwhelming.
What's better than Friday? Friday with the Dudes. Joe Marino of NDT Scouting is joined by Scott Bischoff and Roger Dixon Jr. of NDT Scouting to have a round table discussion on the NFL Draft and what it's impact can be for prospects this weekend.
Are you ready for some football? The Dudes are here to tell you all you need to know about the NFL Combine: why it matters and how to interpret the score results, tackling prop bets and discussing some perceived winners and losers from the week ahead. Kyle goes in depth discussing his historical data oriented scoring system, while Joe brings a number of bet predictions into the fray.
Set your week off right with the Draft Dudes; as they're joined by the Scouting Academy's Dan Hatman to discuss board construction and draft day operations in a NFL draft room. Hatman, a former scout with three franchises, peels back the curtain to provide perspective and insight as to why draft boards are a complicated affair.