Episode 3 – Brandon Thorn, The Scouting Academy

Episode 3 of Slight Work, featuring an interview with Brandon Thorn (@Veteran Scout), analyst at Inside The Pylon, content manager at The Scouting Academy and student of offensive line play…

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Today, we talk with Brandon Thorn (@VeteranScout), analyst at Inside The Pylon, football content manager at The Scouting Academy, US Air Force veteran and student of offensive line play. 

Brandon discusses the importance of mentors (specifically mentioning LaCharles Bentley and Duke Mayweather as major influences on him), how he initially got started breaking down offensive line play and his pursuit of NFL scouting.

I’m just a self-starter…learning to be productive at odd hours and on your own without somebody hovering over you or micromanaging. I don’t really like that or need that to work and that helps me alot when it comes to staying on track day to day.

We also go through our weekly questions with Brandon, which include…

  • Best career advice you received?
  • Most valuable skill set you have? 
  • One prediction about sports media industry in 2017 
  • Most annoying or frustrating thing about industry/your job?
  • What is one carer orientated goal you have for the next 12 months or a skill set you want to learn? 

Episode 1 with James Corbett is located here. Episode 2 with Connor Rogers is located here. Please, please take the time to subscribe to our new feed here and give us a rating and let us know who you would like to see us interviewed next!

Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the EVP of Content at Whistle Sports