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Surgebuster
03-25-08, 12:34 AM
Hi all,

A few weeks ago I was asking about scouting and training in Franchise mode and whether anyone had done up a spreadsheet or list of what a scout's comments meant in relation to a prospect's skills.

It seems that either no-one has made one or is quite as anal as I am, so I decided to make a draft spreadsheet that I can log scouting results on and update each week.

It's far from the finished article, so if anyone wants to improve it, by all means go for your life. I think the columns are pretty self explanatory. It certainly helps me come draft time and I think it helps make the scouting process more realistic.

Cheers,
Joe

moneym7
03-31-08, 01:06 PM
I thought I was a madden addict, but you take the cake. I like it, it's
just WAY too comprehensive and time consuming for me. I will probably just trim it down to focus on my top 5 prospects at each position and leave it at that. Interesting though.

tank54rams
05-06-08, 01:55 PM
WOW i bet that took some serious time to make. U are HARD CORE.

Surgebuster
05-06-08, 06:43 PM
WOW i bet that took some serious time to make. U are HARD CORE.

It takes about 15 minutes before each game to update the scouting. Once you've entered a line once, it's just a lot of copy and paste really. It did take a fair amount of time to set up though, which is why I thought I'd upload it so anyone could use it as well. :)

Put it this way, it really makes the draft process exciting, when you've got a full list of players to target and a good working knowledge of how good they'll be.

The draft (and training up my picks) is half the fun of the game for me.

Fox1994
05-06-08, 08:00 PM
that's pretty cool

tts9jo9
07-23-08, 10:57 PM
that is crazy. i am too lazy to do that

rugby8724
09-05-08, 11:29 AM
true drafting is half the fun....thanks for the spreadsheet

LES315
09-06-08, 06:32 PM
thats nuthing every madden i take the top players in the ncaa game.save the roster then draft em 2 madden .but 1st i write in all the names in the ncaa game and mostly all of them get into the game.

oathofsilence
09-14-08, 08:32 PM
thats nuthing every madden i take the top players in the ncaa game.save the roster then draft em 2 madden .but 1st i write in all the names in the ncaa game and mostly all of them get into the game.

You know that you can download a file with all the names for NCAA, right?

I have 8 draft classes from NCAA that I had saved up for the madden release...

Haven't got to play Madden much since I got it, because I've been at work the past few weeks, but I can't wait to get back and start playing again...

calebklaman
10-24-08, 07:15 PM
Let see

calebklaman
10-24-08, 07:15 PM
I have never scouted on my franchise.

Lets see what you have.

rpagz3
10-25-08, 12:00 AM
this looks pretty good

yaboy510
10-25-08, 12:55 AM
nice

ultfrisbee
10-27-08, 09:22 AM
Is there any more in scouting than those random sentences ?

dc33bball
10-27-08, 10:24 AM
this spreadsheet was awesome. thanks a lot for the help

ChiTwnzFinest13
10-28-08, 04:37 PM
that is f'n amazing

hennefan26
10-28-08, 10:37 PM
why would you go that far?

CRichey69
10-29-08, 06:22 PM
Thanks!

count_67
10-30-08, 01:17 PM
Loving the spreadsheet, it's guys like you that save me a lot of time and disapproving glances from my flatmate

brandog712
10-30-08, 04:52 PM
thanks for the spread sheet, this will help out my draft pics tons.

krzychnip
10-31-08, 02:17 AM
wow, thanks man!:spin

silence
10-31-08, 12:18 PM
Thanks for the spreadsheet, this will make drafting more fun

cokemanj
10-31-08, 12:46 PM
Thanks for letting us prosper from all your hard work

ragesaken
11-01-08, 02:47 PM
sweet man, thanks

stazzie1
11-02-08, 08:27 AM
good write-up. thanks.

apugarcia
11-04-08, 10:52 AM
new to the forum. thanks!

BS1292
11-04-08, 11:55 AM
Great! This will help.

moobs27
11-04-08, 01:39 PM
impressive

kingblingdong
11-04-08, 08:01 PM
I'm excited about using this. I'm looking forward to seeing if it works with my imported draft classes.

Ranger
11-08-08, 05:54 AM
My wife thinks that I'm hooked on games. haha

guitarfourlife13
11-08-08, 10:36 AM
i have nothing to contribute. just posting so i can se the sheet

ElCid2002
11-10-08, 09:30 AM
DAMN... And I thought I liked the draft.

Jcappy22
11-10-08, 07:17 PM
now this is just the random Madden people right, not imported draft? and good work btw. oh and also do you have a blank one, like a template.

Sam031
11-11-08, 07:45 AM
Hey thx for this!

I love Kobe
11-11-08, 08:39 AM
omg... mad props dude

Voluspa
11-12-08, 06:45 AM
thanks for that, has proven useful for drafting rookies.

jj5598
11-12-08, 04:00 PM
cool

vinnybmackin
11-14-08, 12:27 PM
helped alot

Manniacs
11-15-08, 05:11 PM
thanks, great work.

Joey Dey
11-15-08, 05:21 PM
Thanks

JD

Smurfhawk31
11-15-08, 07:58 PM
thanks!

bomber
11-18-08, 10:29 AM
Thanks a ton.

Donavadam
11-18-08, 12:09 PM
Thanks :)

Proxey
11-20-08, 02:20 AM
nice

Biggsam48
11-20-08, 03:16 PM
isnt it strange that theres like like 20 people thanking this guy, and more than half say its there "first post",, no?

Illusionist12
11-24-08, 01:27 PM
Nice work. Thanks a bunch.

Tafolla
11-25-08, 12:05 AM
nice

auto_tragic45
11-25-08, 03:48 AM
thanks for the help

Jayjay20
11-25-08, 08:54 PM
niice

dogsun
11-25-08, 09:34 PM
cool.

Miniature-GIANT
11-26-08, 05:03 AM
Saw that their was an scouting spreadsheet for the "anally inclined" and just had to see it. So, I joined and am required to post before I can download.
I'm a research scientist and play Madden (and NCAA) with my laptop in tow so that I can chart such madness in wife-crazing detail. (Best NCAA class so far was 19 5-star, 5 4-star and 1 3-star players -- just had to have that 3-star guy). I've recently been playing NCAA mostly, but started a Franchise with my son and wanted to have something to do (toward the effort) between games (which can sometimes be weeks, unfortunately).
I imported my NCAA roster as the draft class, in great hopes that my experience with those players and the great NCAA players I had on my team (99s overall, Heisman, Thorpe, etc. winners, etc.) would be top prospects/players in Madden -- very disappointed that almost none of the traits carried over -- not strength, not "best game performance", not even speed. It seems that other than their names, weight, height, school and VERY generic quality transferred over. (For example, I had the Heisman running back, 99 overall, 99 speed, set new NCAA records for yards & TDs, but that player generally transfers over as anywhere from a 75 to 85 overall, and is generally considered only about the 10th best HB in the draft.) So, I'm looking for a reliable way to judge the draftees prior to the draft, so that I can objectively negotiate with my son over who we should draft for our team. Thanks in advance for the spreadsheet -- I hope to help, if any is needed.

Miniature-GIANT
11-26-08, 05:36 AM
Thanks for the tremendous effort.
Couple of questions though (sorry if they may be stupid):
1) the first few columns -- what does "Rank" mean? Is that the order of the scout in that position when sorted by "overall"?
2) what does "Sct" mean? Is that the number of times you scouted him?
And the biggest question of all -- have you been able to translate any of this player data into "Madden attribute" values? I mean, has anyone found a reliable way to translate the scouting data into, perhaps "overall", or translate the comments in say "THP" into a THP score, or translate the "40 yd" into a SPD value?
I'm going to try to see what I can do on this, but any thing that has already been figured out would be very helpful, and much appreciated.

Miniature-GIANT
11-26-08, 05:40 AM
One other question came to mind. Anyone have a good suggestion on how to quantify the values behind the "Radar chart" that is shown for each prospect? That appears to be the best bet for determining the attribute values and hence the overall value for a given player.
What I have done in the past (with interest bars), is to physically measure the bar on my TV screen. But that is, um, clumsy, time-consuming, comment-inducing (by my wife), and is obviously subject to your screen size and resolution. Thoughts? Thanks!

soul strife
11-26-08, 07:50 PM
cool cool

thehoff757
11-27-08, 11:20 AM
this may be lame but but i write down all the 1st and 2nd rounders in the upcomming draft, then save ur fran before the draft, have the cpu sim the draft and the signings, then i go to the player mang screen and write down the ovr all for all the rookies,, then reload, if its a draft class that has postions i need then i know who to get, if not i trade the pick away for a player

pinchhits
11-27-08, 10:37 PM
Great info

Thanks

bladead1
11-27-08, 11:49 PM
thanks dude so much

OJsakila
11-29-08, 02:12 PM
Nice work

MaddenN00B
11-29-08, 11:02 PM
Wow. Great job. thanks

jlg5a111
11-30-08, 05:17 PM
the spreadsheet was pretty cool man

slacker8434
12-01-08, 09:04 PM
hey, thanks a bunch for the spreadsheet! it is awesome! haha just kidding, i don't know that yet, cause this is my first post. but i'm sure it will be sweet!

zub88
12-02-08, 05:50 PM
thanks

jonahlomu
12-02-08, 08:43 PM
thanks

runner06
12-04-08, 07:34 AM
isnt it strange that theres like like 20 people thanking this guy, and more than half say its there "first post",, no?

You must have at least one post to view any attachment. That probably has something to do with it.

Thanks to the author of this by the way.

grtiseo
12-04-08, 09:07 AM
That is ridiculous. Nice work tho

yoadrian101
12-04-08, 04:14 PM
Thanks

Miniature-GIANT
12-05-08, 02:53 PM
Well,
Since I promised in this thread that I would work on a way to project draftees' eventual attribute values based on their scouting reports, I figured that I should mention here that I have put together such a spreadsheet (in another thread) -- only QB, T, G, C, P, & K so far. More to come, if anyone is interested.

nothing
12-06-08, 01:17 PM
awesome

dylan
12-07-08, 08:41 PM
Posting to see it. Thank you.

bake2831
12-09-08, 08:39 PM
sweet spreadsheet man!

Surgical Steel
12-12-08, 01:36 AM
Good stuff.

deankeaton7
12-13-08, 02:10 PM
great.

digitalinfamy
12-14-08, 04:42 PM
thank you this really helped!

Dirtybyrd68
12-14-08, 08:25 PM
Thanks a lot, Just what i was looking for!!

wed052480
12-17-08, 08:48 AM
Absolutely a great idea, thanks for all the work you put in. One of the highlights about Madden is the draft for me, guess I'm a wanna be GM.

letchdogg
12-17-08, 10:42 AM
Awesome......I want to see the spreadsheet

letchdogg
12-17-08, 10:44 AM
cool

letchdogg
12-17-08, 10:46 AM
how the heck do I get back to the original thread so I can see the spreadsheet

wed052480
12-17-08, 12:24 PM
Well,
Since I promised in this thread that I would work on a way to project draftees' eventual attribute values based on their scouting reports, I figured that I should mention here that I have put together such a spreadsheet (in another thread) -- only QB, T, G, C, P, & K so far. More to come, if anyone is interested.

Thanks for the work, I would be very interested.

Miniature-GIANT
12-17-08, 06:28 PM
It is available for download on another thread, titled "Draftee Projections Spreadsheet Software". I've now finished all of the offensive positions, plus LE, DE, & DT (and K, P). I'll try to get that one up for download soon (will shoot for tomorrow). But I'll probably put it in a new thread, since I could see people coming to that tread and downloading the one from the first message rather than looking down the thread for a newer version. Let me know what you think, please.

kylelavezza
12-17-08, 09:56 PM
thnks

maddenz
01-19-09, 03:05 PM
Thanks bro, This is exactly what i've been looking for.

Barbarian24
01-19-09, 03:18 PM
thanx man appreciate it.

TBONE993
08-22-10, 02:47 PM
posting to see sheet

Affiction26
08-22-10, 07:17 PM
good job man

chadd0e
10-06-10, 03:33 PM
Posting to see

NandL_3
12-17-10, 12:29 PM
Posting to see the sheet.

PhillyPhanatic
12-22-10, 01:17 PM
posting to see sheet

zbajis
01-15-11, 01:34 PM
blah blah :explode :wow1 :truestory

TDowns
01-25-11, 10:17 PM
Post 2 C

jakeanderson17
09-09-11, 01:54 PM
Post to see sheet

goldcoast028
09-09-11, 09:19 PM
sheet fdsss

spankstersarah13
09-10-11, 05:08 PM
posting to see sheet!!!

bwgrim
09-12-11, 03:26 PM
So the draft class changes names/schools each time right?

ShredkiL
09-15-11, 06:59 PM
I vant chit!!

blaze_em_danno
09-17-11, 07:41 AM
I would like to view the spreadsheet

playbrawl
09-20-11, 11:43 PM
Sheet pls

MindTerrorist66
09-23-11, 01:14 PM
Gotta check out this guide!!

cjbehenna
09-25-11, 01:00 PM
Sheet please...

iamahoarder
10-04-11, 03:24 AM
sheet me

vexxum
10-15-11, 12:33 PM
Post 2 c

Beaker
10-21-11, 06:41 PM
Posting to see, thanx in advance!

Imperial_Dolfan
10-22-11, 02:27 AM
1st Post! HUA!

trafikci35
10-26-11, 02:51 AM
this is important!

webtas06
10-28-11, 06:08 AM
this is important!

paarman
12-07-11, 11:53 AM
posting to see

jazzilover
12-10-11, 06:08 PM
posting for the first time to see how this workds

bryant
12-14-11, 12:07 AM
hi, posting to see

MrBo
12-16-11, 01:00 PM
Sheet plz

temizlik35
12-18-11, 09:56 AM
this is important!

Lainsanity
01-29-12, 09:52 PM
thanks a lot

rec77jj
01-29-12, 11:01 PM
yahoo!!!!!!

DaGLoRD
02-03-12, 10:52 AM
... 08? thanks in advance

elenatederov
02-04-12, 08:17 PM
thnx for sharing great job i want to give to +rep

drummerboy2064
04-28-12, 03:29 PM
post to see

Jackisback88
02-14-13, 10:14 PM
Mariners
Seahawks
Sonics

KillyKillall
08-23-13, 04:31 PM
I really like bacon bits.

jscat79
09-13-13, 12:55 AM
posting for guide

Rikrok58
09-15-13, 08:40 PM
I love that we have a place to share this stuff. Thanks for the info man.

gregburnes
09-17-13, 04:38 PM
I hope this works?

georgiaboy0912
09-17-13, 04:58 PM
where can I get the madden 25 rookie classes

georgiaboy0912
09-17-13, 04:59 PM
sheet please

Twisted513
09-18-13, 10:33 AM
this is my first post. i really dont have much to say right now but hello and this is a great site thanks keep up all the hard work

mrdaniels
09-19-13, 09:57 AM
Where do I see the spreadsheet at. Can someone send it to me.

52bott
09-20-13, 10:12 AM
sheet please!!!?

fleafly
09-20-13, 02:42 PM
Hello all! Sheet please?

beingmrkite
09-20-13, 05:07 PM
lookin for guide

mattrice
09-21-13, 11:14 PM
is there a 25 guide yet?

TPryor2
09-22-13, 03:24 AM
The Terrell Pryor

TPryor2
09-22-13, 10:25 PM
Could I receive the spreadsheet?

murphbuhgurff
10-07-13, 01:36 PM
posting to see guide

Highlitz
10-13-13, 02:50 PM
Hello to all so sorry it took me so long to find this site. I am new but look fwd to the knowledge. Can someone please send me the spreadsheet for the madden 25 draft classes

Highlitz
10-13-13, 02:51 PM
posting to see sheet

Highlitz
10-13-13, 02:58 PM
how do you see the sheet

Highlitz
10-13-13, 03:51 PM
could someone please send me the sheet

xBEASTMODEx
10-15-13, 12:03 PM
posting to see spreadsheet.

skyt5050
10-21-13, 04:43 PM
Yay draft guide:clap:

skyt5050
10-21-13, 04:49 PM
I need the madden 25 draft guide how do I get it?

DinghoAteMyBaby
10-23-13, 05:55 PM
to see sheet

airkeezy
10-26-13, 12:20 AM
beasto is what beasto does

DeathONaRrival
10-28-13, 05:17 AM
i'm here like the rest of you looking for a madden 25 draft sheet....just one that may layout position with attributes etc...also anyone know any good guides that tell you how to scout better?

Brownie79
11-01-13, 12:00 AM
posting to see sheet and guide, thanks.

Brownie79
11-01-13, 12:12 AM
how do I get the draft sheet?

xBEASTMODEx
11-01-13, 09:28 AM
still haven't seen guide. where is it at?

lolob12
11-01-13, 10:28 PM
post to see

Jonesy49
11-03-13, 08:06 AM
How do I get the madden 25 draft spreadsheet?

Mustangstereo
11-03-13, 09:56 PM
i can only see one draft class

caltom
11-04-13, 03:34 PM
Posting for the guide. thx

jgrandowicz81
11-04-13, 09:12 PM
How can I get the guide?

rhino33
11-15-13, 02:10 PM
need drafting guide:clap:

Jdowdy
11-22-13, 02:28 AM
Postpostpostpostpost

Jdowdy
11-22-13, 08:16 AM
posting to see sheet

im4bfavre04
12-02-13, 10:19 PM
Draft guide?

Zagskorn
12-03-13, 05:36 PM
posting to see

maddenguru25
12-09-13, 11:40 PM
Cant wait to check it out.

beantownes
12-14-13, 02:07 PM
posting a post for sheet

chizzi13
12-25-13, 03:09 PM
this is a good forum

Laxman45
12-27-13, 12:38 PM
Post to see spreadsheet

chizzi13
12-28-13, 10:58 AM
Post to see spreadsheet

unstopableforce
12-30-13, 01:09 AM
im posting to view

Nztroy
12-30-13, 02:30 PM
Desperately need the guide!

trix420oak
01-01-14, 12:05 AM
Posting to see guide.

beantownes
01-01-14, 08:11 AM
posting for guide

kylec
01-03-14, 12:50 AM
posting to view

Nztroy
01-03-14, 09:19 AM
soooo... how do I get the guide?:hmm:please

swarlicious
01-04-14, 07:23 PM
Posting for spreadsheet please.

sprteach
01-05-14, 01:52 PM
Where is the draft guide?

araso5689
01-25-14, 11:16 PM
post to see the sheet

NewEnglandbeard
01-27-14, 12:02 AM
Posting to see guide

RS Nuke
02-04-14, 11:24 AM
Post to see...

bucs90
02-07-14, 08:37 AM
posting to view.

fireandblood
02-20-14, 01:49 AM
post to see the spreadsheet

jimiscarr
02-25-14, 09:39 AM
post post

Nathan667
05-27-14, 08:13 PM
Woohoo

Trigga Mane
05-27-14, 09:48 PM
:wow indeed this is nice!

JohnnyFootball
05-28-14, 11:33 AM
i agree