College scouts work tirelessly, receive little public credit

The life of a college scout is far from glamorous. Floyd Reese looks at five issues that make the job difficult.

Originally Published: March 8, 2008
By Floyd Reese | ESPN.com

The scouting combine is complete, college pro days are in full swing and the draft is approaching. This is a nerve-racking time for everyone involved in the decision-making process. It's also the culmination of a long, hectic process, and college scouts are at its core. Here are five issues that make the job of a college scout difficult:

1. The schedule: Scouting is not a leisurely stroll across a college campus to watch a sunny afternoon practice. Right after the draft ends, ...

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