Like players and coaches, NFL scouts have their own season that ebbs and flows according tot he calendar.
While January is a down time for some football personnel eliminated from the playoffs, talent evaluators must prepare for the wave of final scouting opportunities before the draft.
Redskins Director of Player Personnel Scott Campbell will be taking five scouts with him to St. Petersburg, Fla., this weekend to get a live look at prospects in the 89th annual East-West Shrine Game. On average, more than 275 East-West Shrine Game alumni are on NFL rosters each year.
“This is the next step,” Campbell told Larry Michael on Redskins Nation. “Our scouts and myself, we’ve graded all these guys during the football season, so this is an opportunity to see guys up close and to interview them.
“It’s really the next best in terms of the depth and quality of the players to the Senior Bowl.”
In the video below, Campbell tells Michael which Redskins player impressed his staff at the Shrine game before the 2006 NFL draft.
In Part 2, Campbell tells Michael how the game is structured, how he deploys his staff during all-star game season and what it was like to work with Jerry Glanville, who will be coaching in the game for the second year in a row.
The game kicks off Saturday, Jan. 18, at 4 p.m. ET. NFL Network will be providing exclusive coverage. View the rosters here.
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