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Yahoo Sports Presents: Behind the Scenes with the Miami Dolphins’ Scouting Department

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Miami Dolphins News Conference Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

A life of a NFL Scout isn’t easy. The entire draft process is a long, tumultuous road that often goes unnoticed. Yahoo Sports and the Miami Dolphins teamed up to give fans a behind the scenes look at the NFL Draft process, following the Dolphins from July 2017 to last week’s NFL draft in Austin, Texas. These articles shed the light on just how rigorous the life of a NFL scout is, and all the work that goes on behind-the-scenes.

Great work by Pete Thamel and the entire Yahoo Sports team.

Part 1: How the Dolphins’ draft came together

Part 2: How GM, coaches work together in picking players

Part 3: Examining the player and the person

Part 4: What scouts look for at practices

Part 5: ‘We don’t want a team of exceptions’

Breaking down the 8 players Miami drafted

Credit: Yahoo Sports