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VIDEO: Nick Saban Reveals His Interesting Thought Process When Scouting NFL Draft Picks

David Kaestle
Nick Saban gives perspective on how teams evaluate players in the NFL Draft.
Nick Saban gives perspective on how teams evaluate players in the NFL Draft. / Sam Greenwood/Getty Images
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NFL Draft week is finally here and teams are continuing to evaluate the talent pool with a fine-tooth comb. Everything from skillset on the field to the player's character to how well-liked they are is taken into consideration. And while Nick Saban is considered the greatest college football coach of all time, he did spend eight seasons in the NFL.

Recently Saban gave his perspective on how teams evaluate players, and while their performance on the field is crucial, what they do off the field is just as important.

Saban didn't exactly have the most successful run in the NFL, but it seems like he applies many of these same principles when recruiting at Alabama. And while his players are almost always some of the most talented off the field, they are usually high character guys off the field too when they enter the NFL, which could be a contributing factor is Crimson Tide players continually being selected so high.

It's a good reminder for any college football players out there and potential NFL Draft picks. If you're going to take advice from someone on how to get drafted into the NFL, Saban should be near the top of that list.


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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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