2015 NFL Draft: The Best Draft Community Follows On Twitter


Listing the top Twitter accounts to get you ready for the 2015 NFL Draft.

One of the first things I noticed when I joined “draft twitter” four years ago, was how much the veteran media scouts want to help the young guys. Now, four years later, some of the veterans are back for advice from the guys they were dishing tips to, because it’s come full circle in talent evaluation.

Every year, the talent pool of media scouts grows exponentially. It’s not hard to understand why so many people love to bring their input on the NFL Draft to a platform as widespread and versatile as Twitter. So many avenues to go down. Some guys are “metric maniacs”, while others are old school film junkies.

The one thing I’ve learned is that no one is right, no one is wrong, and your opinion is welcome, but don’t expect it to be accepted too often; hopefully that changes soon.

Be yourself, be open-minded, and be willing to learn. I struggled with all three at one point once I started to see some success with media scouting. But nonetheless, It’s important to share what you learned with others who aspire to achieve what you are trying to achieve. So, without taking up anymore of your time with nonsense, Here are some of the best follows for those trying to learn and sharpen their scouting skills.

1) Justis Mosqueda (@JuMosq) — Justis is one of the smartest football minds I’ve come across during my time as a media scout. He is a founding father of “Metrics Twitter” with his Math Rushers metrics, and uses many other scientific/math based formulas to deepen his scouting on top EDGE players and quarterbacks. He’s one of the young guns who has taught the veterans a thing or two during his time at the top. He writes for Bleacher Report, and Sporting News.

2) Scott Wright (@DraftCountdown) — Scott is one of the forefathers of Draft Twitter. He’s your typical old school film junkie who spends every waking second consumed with the NFL Draft. He’s a Senior Bowl staple, and is one of the most appreciated minds there is to offer in the community. Check out his site, where he hosts year-round draft discussion here.

3) Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) — Ben, while not afraid to be one of the more controversial voices of draft twitter, is absolutely one of the brightest. He is the founder of the “Complete QBR” a challenging piece that goes against the grain for quarterbacks. Speaking of quarterbacks, that’s Ben’s bread and butter. His 23-year old draftable threshold is one of the toughest codes to crack, and I’ve spent hours trying to do so, and it just doesn’t work. Ben currently works for Mile High Sports as a radio anchor.

4) Bryan Perez (@FirstRoundGrade) — Bryan is a different kind of cat. For the longest time, he worked relentlessly building his brand over at FRG, creating open doors for so many young guys to make a name for themselves in the draft community. Just recently, Bryan bought partnership stake into Draft Breakdown. A site we have all come to know and love, and absolutely need to do what we do. Bryan is a helluva guy, and is one of the best draft minds there is.

5) Field Yates (@FieldYates) — Field works for ESPN on their NFL Insiders program, among other duties with “The Mothership”. Every morning, Yates drop gold nuggets on twitter, showing and explaining popular terminology within the scouting community. Even if you only follow him for those daily tidbits, you’ll gain a plethora of knowledge to help expand your knowledge base.

Other Great NFL Draft Follows:

Justin Higdon — @afc2nfc

Jim Cobern — @JmCobern1

Luke Inman — @Luke_Spinman

Derrik Klassen — @QBKlass

Shane Alexander — @Shane1Alexander