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Matt Harmon

Matt Harmon is a NFL writer and analyst, he writes for and NFL Draft scout for Optimum Scouting, in addition for Sportable he hosts their weekly Sunday morning live show, he also co-host the Fantasy Gameplan Podcast and hosts The Backyard Banter Podcast.
Recent episodes featuring Matt Harmon
Episode 168: Matt Harmon
Paul and Matt are joined by special guest, Matt Harmon (@MattHarmon_BYB) of and author of Reception Perception. They start the show off by discussing how the Wide Receiver position is changing based on how the offenses in the NFL are changing. Next, they start discussing some of the 2018 Wide Receiver prospects and how they fared in Reception Perception and what Matt gathered from his film watching and charting. The prospects that were discussed in great detail included; James Washington, Calvin Ridley, D.J. Moore, Christian Kirk, Anthony Miller, Michael Gallup, Courtland Sutton, Equanimeous St. Brown, DaeSean Hamilton, Dante Pettis, Keke Coutee and D.J. Chark. To Purchase the Premium Content which includes the 2018 Scouting Notebook (Draft Guide), Rankings/Tiers Notebook, Freshman Notebook, and Draft Projections notebook, click here. Sponsor: Scouting Academy Hosts: Matt Caraccio (@matty_S2S) Paul Perdichizzi (@paulie23ny) Editor: David Nakano (@kawikaNakano) Website: Saturday2SundayFootball (@s2sfootball)
Episode 138: Matt Harmon
Adam Levitan is joined by wide receiver expert Matt Harmon of They talk about some layups at the position and debate some polarizing situations. They also take listener questions.
Episode 54: Kyle Crabbs - Build my own chair at the table
A fellow upstart in the industry from 2013, Kyle Crabbs spent some time chatting with me on the latest Backyard Banter Podcast episode about his time spent chasing the draft analyst dream. Kyle digs into what started him out on this path, where he sees the future of the draft business in terms of employment and what he learned from his biggest miss. Highlights from this episode include: The feeling that the game is not done with you and why football satisfies us so much.What we see on the outside and why being an NFL scout is so much different than a media job.Kyle's Mike Evans story and what he learned about being negative in an evaluation.The first time you think you're the smartest guy in the room, you're probably in trouble.Why Kyle believes building a team in the fashion he is now is his best bet to grab an ever elusive seat at the draft table.
Episode 53: James Koh - Divorce the information from emotion
After a long wait, NFL Fantasy LIVE Podcast host, NFL Network anchor and Los Angeles Clippers radio host James Koh joins the program to share his journey. Quite frankly, James imparts wisdom and drops knowledge that no other guest that came before him ever has. His perspective as a riser from a small-town radio voice to a figure at major media outlets is one we've not yet cover, until now. Highlights from this episode include: ?James' time spent as a low-wage radio host in Montana after departing a well-paying sales job.A cavalier attitude that gave him a higher sense of accomplishment than his resume truly indicated and why there's really no true value in people telling you that you're good.Divorcing the information you can attain in reading criticism from the emotional sting.?Being undeterred by hearing "no" and what it looks like to actually be going for it.
Episode 52: Will Brinson - That's how it'll have to be
Episode 52 of The Backyard Banter Podcast brings us CBS Sports senior NFL writer Will Brinson for a fascinating discussion revolving around the current state of sports media. Will shares his insight on a number of topics including how to be passionate fan while operating as a professional, finding you voice as a writer and what it's like juggling a family with this job. You won't want to miss out on this phenomenal chat. Highlights from this episode include: Will's transition from a true Panthers fan to how he manages that side of his approach in his current job.Finding your voice as a writer and niche when you may not be a natural student.Becoming a multi-platform analyst, including on-camera work, when that was never the goal.The struggles of juggling a family and forgoing a normal life when taking up as a media personality.Being willing to do what others aren't exploring in order to break in. 
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