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Social Media Screening of College Football Prospects Part of Scouting Process for NFL Draft


Worldwide leader in sports ESPN has communicated with four National Football League (NFL) teams “to examine how they study social media” and found all four confirmed that social media screening is part of their scouting process leading up to the 82ndNFL Draft taking place from Thursday, April 27, 2017, to Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, according to the article ‘Social scouting: How NFL teams track prospects online’ posted on the ESPN.com website.

The article written by ESPN Staff Writer James Walker begins: The influence of social media during the NFL draft reached an all-time high this time last year. Laremy Tunsil landed in the center of controversy after his Twitter account was hacked moments before the draft and someone posted a video of Tunsil smoking a substance from a bong while wearing a gas mask. It dominated the first night of draft conversation and contributed to Tunsil’s fall from a projected top-five pick to the Miami Dolphins at No. 13 overall. FULL ARTICLE

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