I am Russ Lande, Founder of Infectious Scouting, an ex NFL Scout and the former U.S. College Scouting Director for the CFL's Montreal Alouettes. Thank you for visiting my new and improved website and your interest in my publication, Infectious Scoutings%u2019 Guide To The NFL Draft. My new website will offer an enormous amount of unique information in my annual NFL Draft Guide, which will be available via PDF or in a printed version.
On the new site you will see Mock Drafts, articles and Podcasts/Vidcasts. While there are many NFL Draft Analysts, very few have ever been paid by a professional football team to scout for them and I have been fortunate enough to scout for three teams, the Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Rams and Montreal Alouettes, along with the original XFL and as an unpaid part-time intern at UCLA to begin my football career.
*All player reports are based on thorough film evaluation, as opposed to second hand "gossip" or how well a player works out at the Combine or a single Pro Day. You, the fan, will be able to understand a player's skill and potential from the perspective of an NFL Scout.
*Each of my reports contains a specialized grading scale that entails a unique alphabetical/numerical scale. Currently, over 10 NFL teams use a system that is very similar to it.
*My quarterback evaluation system, that I first developed when I worked with the Rams, incorporates both film evaluation and charting of each quarterback's production in areas that I deem important. This system helped me to correctly project that both Tom Brady and Marc Bulger would become very good starting quarterbacks in the NFL.
* Each week, we will do two side-by-side Mock Drafts - One is "What GM Jr thinks will happen in the 1st Round" while the other is "What we think should happen in the 1st round."
* Infectious Scouting will do live Podcasts/Vidcasts from numerous All Star Games where we break down which players have helped and hurt their Draft stock.
* Unique in-depth character/intangible information directly from NFL personnel obtained by the staff at Infectious Scouting based on working relationships with NFL personnel.