Glazer: NFL Teams Monitor Draft Prospects’ Social Media Habits Back to 6th Grade


The NFL pre-draft season is a bewildering process that seemingly brings about more ridiculous soundbites, takes and analysis year after year.

In 2024, we’ve seen Caleb Williams compared to Prince (somehow, not in a good way), though that won’t stop him from being the No. 1 pick.

In 2023, C.J. Stroud’s low S2 cognitive test (since when was that ever a thing?) made waves, and he showed how much worth that result had en route to Rookie of the Year honors.

There’s probably some paralysis by analysis going on, whereas NFL teams almost do too much and read way too much into an athlete’s profile, on and off the field.

Apparently that’s not stopping any time soon, especially after Jay Glazer of Fox Sports revealed more ridiculous information on AM 570 LA Sports’ Petros and Money show.

“To all these cats who want to play in the NFL, these dudes look at your Twitter and Instagram and Snapchat starting in like sixth grade, starting in junior high,” Glazer said. They got companies that monitor you from all the way back then, and all your stuff is in these reports, right up there. It’s wild, it’s unbelievable.

“And knowing that, man I know you don’t think about it in the seventh grade that this will affect you later in life, but it does, so always be careful…man they know stuff about your family, your coaches…it’s incredible.”

It’s also ridiculous. Is any NFL team taking players off their 2024 board because of tweets they sent 10 years ago? Probably not. Is any NFL team moving players up their board because they tweeted about working out and embracing the grind in Pee Wee football? That seems more plausible, but still, unlikely.

It’s hard believing Glazer’s report is inaccurate given his lengthy history of accurate news reporting, so let’s just call it what it is: any NFL team actually hiring companies to monitor middle school kids’ social media accounts is utterly ludicrous.

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