This week on the Instinctive Scouting Podcast with two-time NFL general manager Scot McCloughan, NFLDraftScout.com’s own Rob Rang questions the wisdom of the Dallas Cowboys shipping a first round pick to the Raiders for wide receiver Amari Cooper. McCloughan provides his own assessment of Cooper, shares the position he "hates" taking in the first round and shares that his choice for the Redskins at No. 5 overall that year (one pick after the Raiders’ selected Cooper) “was made two months earlier.”
The guys also look at the Giants’ trade of Eli Apple to New Orleans and what that means for both clubs moving forward and take a closer look at the strategies helping four teams (two in the AFC and two in the NFC) pull away at the midway point in the NFL season.
Finally, with a remarkable class of defensive linemen on the horizon, Scot and Rob assess the quarterback, wide receiver and cornerback classes NFL teams like the Raiders and Giants will be choosing from next spring.
And don’t miss the World Series predictions at the end of the show!