As the draft approaches, we thought it would be a good idea to get the best tape evaluation guys on the phone, one by one, and talk to them about where they stand on all the primary subjects having to do with this year's draft. Thus, the idea for the Draft Masters podcasts was born. We'll have some big names for you in the next week, but we begin with a good friend and trusted colleague in Chad Reuter from NFLDraftScout.com.
Over the last few years, the work done by the good folks at NFLDS has become as close to the industry standard as can be in such an analyst-filled profession as the draft projection game. With exhaustive news reports and scouting profiles that go beyond comprehensive, NFLDS has done the official draft-eligible profiles for NFL.com for several years, and the company's recent content deal with CBS means that still more people will benefit from that knowledge. Chad is one of the primary catalysts in that process. Chad has been studying the NFL Draft for more than a decade, working as a Senior Analyst for NFLDraftScout.com since June 2007. He currently lives in Denver with his wife, Heidi.
In this opening podcast, we go through the list of quarterbacks and who actually stands out, the running backs in later rounds who could surprise, the names of some surprising sleepers, and what the "deepest defensive line draft class we've ever seen" really means when it comes to NFL personnel.
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