SMWW Football Scouts have been trained and mentored by some of the best in the industry. SMWW Football Scouts have completed a rigorous eight week training program and instructed by Russ Lande and John Wooten. SMWW Football Scouts are listed here with scouting report samples. Please contact them and arrange a complimentary scouting report for your program, be it at the high school, university, or professional level.
SMWW Football Scouting Mentors:
- Russ Lande, is currently a Sporting News.com NFL Draft Expert and President and Founder of GMJR.com. For the Sporting News, Lande is responsible for writing NFL insider content, providing detailed scouting reports on college players and posting an ongoing mock draft in the “War Room” leading up to the NFL Draft. Before working for Sporting News, Lande served as a college scout for the Cleveland Browns for three years covering the mid-west region while evaluating all eligible prospects for the NFL Draft. He covers all-star games, the NFL Combine and pro days. Lande continues to appear on radio stations across the country. Lande is also the author of the annual "GM Jr Draft Guide" which has been called the most comprehensive, unique and thorough NFL Draft Guide ever written and made available to the fans and scouts of the NFL.
- John Wooten, has been involved with the NFL for 44 years first as a player for the Cleveland Browns from 1959-1967 and then the Washington Redskins from 1967-1968. Following his playing career, he was Director of Pro Sports Advisors (Agent for Professional Athletes - 1973-1975); Player Personnel (Cowboys - 1975-1991); Director of Pro Personnel (Cowboys 1980-1991); Creator/Director of Player Programs (NFL - 1991 - 1992 (developing programs for Continuing Education, Financial Assistance, Family Assistance, Internship for NFL Players; Player Personnel (Eagles 1992-1993); Vice President Player Personnel (Eagles 1994-1997); Assistant Director of Pro/College Scouting (Ravens 1998-2001), Consultant-Player Personnel (Ravens - 2001 until he retired in 2004).
SMWW Football Scouts have successfully completed 8 weeks of training including:
- Football Scouting player evaluation; body type, mental makeup, playing ability, physical tools
- Learn to identify players who will succeed at NFL level
- College Scouting and rating college talent as it pertains to the NFL draft
- Traditional Football scouting vs. new high tech scouting
- Techniques to evaluating the college all star games
- Combine evaluation; Shuttle, Vertical Jump, L-Cone, Forty & Broad Jump
- The making of a football scouting report
- The language of football scouting including Offense and Defense analyses.
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SMWW Scouts will do a complimentary scouting report to your specifications to prove they are an expert.
SMWW Scouts will be an exceptional resource to save you time and money in your program!