Position Breakdowns: Introduction

This is the first post in what is going to be a series for this website. This is going to be something that I’ve searched for and couldn’t find anywhere else.

It’s the time of year when the evaluation of prospects is at the forefront of everyone’s minds due to free agency and the draft approaching. The ability to evaluate players is one of the most important parts of an NFL front office. But where do we start?

I interact with a lot of people on Twitter who want to learn more about the evaluation process of players. This is going to be a series of positional breakdowns that will focus on each of the positions and I will give you my take on what I look for when evaluating these positions. You can’t evaluate players if you don’t know what you’re looking for, right?

Note: This is my take, not anyone else’s. This is how I see each position. Different people want different players for different positions. I’m in favor of larger more athletic players who still retain speed rather than smaller players who fly to the football but aren’t quite as physical. Some people will disagree and say my prototype is too big or too small. That’s why it’s MY prototype and no one else’s.

These are actual breakdowns that I have submitted to NFL teams during my job search. They are unedited and contain a lot of jargon that neophytes my be unfamiliar with. For example, LOS stands for “line of scrimmage.” If you have any questions, you can contact me on Twitter and hopefully I can explain there. If not, feel free to comment and I’ll try to get back to you there. I chose not to edit these because I felt that it was important for you to see them in their raw form.

I hope you enjoy.

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