Marcus Adams | Scout | Sasketchewan/Edmonton DL

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Marcus Adams – Scout – CFL Defensive Lineman

Q: What team/league/organization do you scout for?

A: All22 Global Scouting Network


Q: Tell us a little bit about your sports career as a player/coach/scout?

A: I played 9 years in the CFL for Saskatchewan Roughrider/ Edmonton Eskimos. I was the Dline coach at the University of Ottawa, I was the western Canadian scout for the Montreal Alouettes. I’ve been coaching high school football in Scottsdale AZ for the past couple of years. 


Q: What motivated you to become a scout?

A: I’ve always loved studying film of players, talking/writing about football and traveling. 


Q: How did 2020 and the pandemic affect your professionalopportunities?

A: It put a lot of opportunities on hold so I would say it hurt me a lot 


Q: How did 2020 and the pandemic adjust your scoutingopportunities?

A: It really limited me traveling and networking face to face. 

Q: What characteristics make an athlete attractive to scout?

A: the athlete being and looking comfortable. 

Q: How time do you spend scouting at each collegiate level?

A: it depends on how much talent I’m looking at. 

Q: What are your sports or personal goals for 2021?

A: To get a full time scouting/ coaching job with professional team

Q: Is seeing a player in person as or more important than game film?

A: I think seeing a player in person is more important. Nothing like seeing the skills and the make-up of a player with my own two eyes.

Q: What do you think sets the National Scouting Combine apart from the other combine or showcase events?

A:  To be honest I have no idea. This is my first time being here. I will say one thing, It’s giving me a chance to do what I love.

Q: What is your reason to attend the National Scouting Combine?

A: To do what I love to do, which is scouting/coaching

Q: What can a player do to make themselves more attractive to your organization?

A: Do everything 100%, be respectful and be yourself cause everybody else is taken. 

Q: Do you believe scouting has evolved for better or worse due to the 2020 pandemic?

A: For the better. It forced scouts and organizations to be creative. 

Q: What do you enjoy most about scouting?

A: Being able to talk and write football all day, traveling, studying film of players, and meeting new people. 

Q: Rank the top five priorities in your life.

A: God, Family, Football, Health, Giving back

Q: What is some advice you would give to the athletes who are planning to participate in the upcoming National Scouting Combine?

A: Don’t hold nothing back you only get 1 time to make a first impression 

Q: What has kept you motivated in life to continue to work hard and keep pushing forward?

A: I have family and friends that look up to me and I don’t ever wanna let them down. 

Q: What’s the best piece of advice you have received?

A: Be yourself cause everybody else is taken/ and don’t be that “I wish person” .