HUDL Highlights video. Used to say back in the day, “Film doesn’t lie.” Today’s video is much, much better quality. There are ways to speed up video, but, for the most part, video does not lie.
Whenever I do an article on HUDL highlights video, I try to mention a few things in making a highlights video.
- 25-30 plays at most. Best plays at the beginning. Special teams later. If you want to make a 10 minute highlights video for “old time’s sake,” do it. But college coaches do not have time for a 10 minute video.
- Quit putting blind side blocking plays. That is not a sign of toughness. Maybe if the prospect was 5’6-125 and blind sided a 6’5-235 OLB, but that may also be stupidity.
- Bells, stars, and music really do not get it. Really all kinds comments on the video can be disturbing. Most important, make sure the prospect is identified on every play.
- Information to include at beginning: player name – jersey number – height and weight – cell phone – email address – twitter. Evaluators should have this already, but just in case. Honestly, player name, jersey number, and measurements are enough.
I have a check list of things that I look for every position. I also use an older NFL team checklist that was used to evaluate college players. Continue ReadingRead More »