The 2015 NFL draft is less than five days away. In a week's time, the dreams of many young men will come to fruition. It's a long, arduous process that gets us to this point. In truth, the Falcons began to formulate their draft board over a year ago. On many occasions, a la "Moneyball," Falcons scouts sat around a table, exchanging thoughts about various prospects.
These are guys that get paid handsomely to do what they do. They know the game, they know what it takes to be successful, and often enough to justify their salaries, they know what guys can help a team win. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, it's really quite simple. These scouts have a way of talking, usually among other front office types, that's unique. It works for them. Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee recently wrote a great article listing some of these common phrases and their translations.
"He's so quick, he can get through a car wash without getting wet."
Example: This expression was used to describe running back Warrick Dunn before he was drafted in the first round in 1997.
First, that's an excellent Dunn reference; love that guy. Second, let's have a little fun with this: in the comments below, write your best scout-speak. Impress your Falcohol-sipping brethren. The winner gets a really neat prize - you can choose between Dave's car and Caleb's Pokemon card collection.
Ready? Set? Go!