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#TBT: Scott Campbell's Brett Favre Scouting Evaluation


Scott Campbell has built a tremendous career as both a pro and college scout in the NFL, most notably with the Washington Redskins, where he currently serves as the Director of College Scouting.

Most recently, his department has overseen a draft effort that has produced a Pro Bowler with every first-round pick since 2010 (other than 2015 rookie Brandon Scherff): Trent Williams (2010), Ryan Kerrigan (2011), Robert Griffin III (2012). Scherff, meanwhile, is well on his way to a long career that could include several Pro Bowls.

But, early in his scouting career, Campbell struck gold when he began following a gritty quarterback out of Southern Mississippi.

In 1991, just Campbell's second year as a scout with the Atlanta Falcons, he wrote this about that quarterback:

"Outstanding size with good speed. Has good arm. Doesn't go deep often, but has arm to do so. Good touch & accuracy short  ... Would improve Falcon back-ups -- depending on toughness, leadership ability and smarts. Could develop into starter in league."

That quarterback? Brett Favre.

The Falcons would go on to use Campbell's evaluation and turn it into selecting Favre in the second round of the 1991 NFL Draft. He'd infamously throw a pick-six on his first pass in Atlanta and didn't last long there, but would go to to build a Hall of Fame career with the Green Bay Packers.

This rare NFL gem recently surfaced on the Goldin Auctions website, giving a tremendous look into the early career of a talented Redskins personnel guru.

Here's a good look at Campbell's evaluation of Favre:





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