I don't know about you guys, but I haven't enjoyed breaking down youtube videos of prospects as much this year as I usually do. I think part of it is because good players are a lot more fun because you think your stumbling across the next steal in the draft (Russell Wilson, Doug Martin, Lavonte David, Robert Turbin, Bruce Irvin back when everyone thought he'd be a 3rd rounder, etc). And this year's draft has had a lot of underwhelming prospects, especially at Seattle's biggest areas of need on defense. But I started to realize, maybe I just really enjoy breaking down certain positions more?
For example, I've always loved watching tape for RBs. I'm not exactly sure why, I guess it's because RBs are so explosive and exciting. Watching a RB run for 130 yards on 22 carries is more exciting for me than watching a QB throw for 300 yards.
QBs are a lot of fun too, because so many of them are ironically undervalued. Discovering Chandler Harnish and Russell Wilson out of the blue last year was pretty awesome. Much like RB, mobile QBs can be a lot of fun to watch because they are so explosive and creative.
OL can be a lot of fun too. Specifically the run blocking aspect. Seeing a lineman maul dudes over and open up a 40 yard TD is pretty kickass.
I generally don't like scouting defense unless the player is good. A dominant DT is probably my favorite player to watch on defense, although unfortunately many dominant college DTs just are not the same in the NFL (Brian Price broke my heart). I do like scouting big DBs for our scheme. Feels like I am finding hidden gold every time I see a 6'2" corner that can move.
Which areas of a football team you guys enjoy watching the most?