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Ozzie Newsome: NFL Draft Genius or Intern Slum Lord?

Published by on April 20, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

From the New York Times by way of the City That Reeds, it’s a story of Baltimore Ravens General Manager and NFL Draft guru Ozzie Newsome on how to construct the perfect talent evaluation machine with young scouting talent, and a salary scale that gracefully tiptoes the poverty line:

One reason Newsome has such faith in his system is because he has trained almost everybody who works in it.

In a program Newsome borrowed from Belichick, the Ravens rarely hire a scout from outside the organization. Rather, Newsome has his 20-20 club.

He pays 20-somethings who hope to rise through the personnel department $20,000 a year. They work 20 hours a day filing tapes, picking up free agents at the airport and c...

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