When you're a scout in the NFL, you have to have conviction. It may not ultimately mean anything - scouts can bang the proverbial drum for certain prospects for months, only for their employer to pass said prospect up numerous times - but said conviction is the lifeblood of the industry.
Russ Lande was an NFL scout once upon a time. Now he heads up draft coverage over at the National Football Post, and he's proving to be a man of conviction this spring. You see, in a list of his Top 200 prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft released on Monday, he has Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib in the No. 1 position. That's conviction that most of Lande's scouting colleagues won't share this spring.
Ryan Nassib: No. 1 Prospect In 2013 NFL Draft?
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