Scouting in depth, but at a distance

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  • December 3, 2020
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TRYING TO BE SEEN, WITHOUT BEING SEEN

While all scouts will tell you they look at everyone this year, there will inevitably be guys who slip between the cracks.

In general, there’s a sense that players from larger programs could fare better than smaller-school prospects. Likewise, players with obvious measurables are easier to spot than guys whose value includes leadership and instinct.

At Appalachian, they have wide receiver Jalen Virgil, who has earned national notice for his speed and strength, without having eye-popping stats. He once ran a 10.29-second 100 meters for the track team, posted a 40.5-inch vertical jump, and bench pressed 405 pounds, but he has just 14 catches in six games this year. There’s also a 6-foot-even center named Noah Hannon, who has started for four years but would be of much more interest to the league if he was

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