Danny Kelly's Draft Scouting Manual

Evaluating edge rushers

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What kind of things will teams be looking for among the prospects in this year's draft? Danny Kelly walks us through the traits scouts look for when evaluating pass rushing defensive ends and...

What makes a great defensive tackle?

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What kind of things will teams be looking for among the prospects in this year's draft? Danny Kelly walks us through the traits scouts look for when evaluating defensive tackles.

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What to look for in a tight end prospect

What kind of things will teams be looking for among the prospects in this year's draft? Danny Kelly walks us through the traits scouts look for when evaluating tight ends.

What to look for in an offensive lineman

What kind of things will teams be looking for among the prospects in this year's draft? Danny Kelly walks us through the traits scouts look for when evaluating the offensive line.

The running back's toolbox

What kind of things will teams be looking for among the prospects in this year's draft? Danny Kelly walks us through the traits scouts look for when evaluating running backs.

What makes a good receiver?

What kind of things will teams be looking for among the receiver prospects in this year's draft? Danny Kelly walks us through the traits scouts look for when evaluating the prospects.

Hump moves & extra gears: The scout's lexicon

Hump moves, burst, stacking and shedding ... funny words and phrases that have very specific meanings when it comes to evaluating prospects. Danny Kelly gets us ready for the NFL Draft with an...

How do Combine drills translate to the field?

So what does a three-cone drill, 40 time and all that other stuff really mean for players and teams? Danny Kelly sits down in the film room to explain.

NFL Draft: Finding a place for the 'tweeners'

They aren't traditional down linemen or standup linebackers, but they can still play football. Danny Kelly explains what exactly a "tweener" is, and how smart defenses utilize these hybrid players.

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Win Forever Young

Seahawks mesh Pete Carroll's 'Win Forever' with John Schneider's 'Forever Young'

Integrating scouting & player development

The Seahawks' defense took over the #1 spot in scoring defense this past week with their shutout of the New York Giants, now holding opponents to an average of 14.6 points per game.

Scouting the draft's multipurpose safeties

Which prospects are best suited to the expanded role of an NFL safety?

Looking for the next J.J. Watt

Our breakdown of the next generation of multifaceted players moves to the defense.

NFL Draft 2013: Breaking down the H-backs

Scouting the potential prospects that could play the modern version of a position whose name is the abbreviated form of "Hybrid Back".

Scouting the 'Jokers' in the 2013 NFL Draft

Athletic, hybrid tight ends are carving out an important place in the modern NFL. Which players in the 2013 NFL Draft represent the next generation of jokers?

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