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Getting the right player in the draft is a labor of love for NFL teams
Getting the right player in the draft is a labor of love for NFL teams

Though the flicker of collegiate game tape isn't exactly candlelight, it can sometimes be love at first sight for a scout sitting in a dark film room, pining over pro prospects. Daniel Jeremiah, a former NFL scout who worked four years in the Ravens organization, experienced one of those moments in the months leading up to the 2007 NFL draft while watching tape of Iowa's Marshal Yanda. Years later, he still remembers one play when the senior offensive lineman de-cleated a defender with a violent peel-back block. "That always stood out to me," said Jeremiah, who is now an analyst for NFL Network. "I thought, 'This guy has a big-time nasty demeanor.'...

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