Marcus Adams | Scout | Sasketchewan/Edmonton DL
Twitter: @MarcusAdams_51 | Instagram: @anthonyadams_51
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” .