|04-12-2013, 06:52 PM||#9|
Ring of Famer
Join Date: Jul 2006
I first started reading Buchsbaum's stuff in 1976 when I was in college. He had a "scout's guide to the NFL" that I thought looked interesting so I ordered it. In that 76 guide he said the Broncos could challenge the Raiders for the division in '77, and that Louie Wright was the best cornerback in football. At the time I was surprised to read a national writer rate the broncos so high, and buchsbaum turned out to be prophetic after the broncos miracle 77 season.
After that I bought buchsbaum's PFW draft guide each year. He was a pioneer. He never claimed to be a scout himself - he just had really good connections throughout the league.
PFW has really gone downhill. I had been a print subscriber for years and in the middle of the season last year they announced they weren't producing the print edition anymore and they were going all digital. They gave an option to get the 2013 draft guide if you didn't want to convert to digital. I did this and I'm still waiting.
Now a days I like Russ Lande's scouts guide (Lande was right on Demaryius Thomas where nobody else had him rated that high). Also last year I got Matt Waldman's guide and it was very good (Waldman was higher on Russell Wilson last year than any other scout I read, and he was right)