XTB’s Director of Scouting
Bay Area-born sports lover who has worked in the football industry as a journalist, coach, and film analyst.
Currently a graduate student attending the UMass Sport Management program, and received his BA in journalism at Hofstra University.
Video scout with 2 seasons of experience at PFF, and 3 seasons as a game charter overall.
Received scouting training from of former Browns GM Phil Savage, and former Browns and Saints scout Matt Manocherian.
As a native Clevelander, all I want is for the Browns to win a Super Bowl as winning the Super Bowl with Browns in Madden 181 times still hasn’t filled the void.
XTB Scouting Advisor
Ron joins the XTB Scouting Team with a wealth of experience. He is a former NFL player, having been signed as an undrafted Center with the Minnesota Vikings, following a stellar career at North Central College.
After his playing career he got into coaching, spending time in the Arena League, before transitioning to become the Director of Football Operations for the Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of American Football (AAF). He currently holds the same title with the Tampa Bay Vipers of the XFL.
Ron will be serving as an advisor to our scouting department, and helping to oversee our NFL Draft Guide ensuring it exceeds everything needed for executives of professional leagues, down to the casual fan. He is a huge addition and asset to our growth.
Robert Simpson is an MBA candidate at UMass, and player personnel assistant with the football team.
He enjoys the numbers behind the game and is developing an athletic score for XTB Scouting Reports, and is a data analyst for The 33rd Team.
Raised in Florida, he believes the Magic will win an NBA championship, eventually.
Matt is a data science major at the University of Michigan.
He’s molded his propensity for data and his love for football into his analytics infused scouting.
His loyalty to the Michigan Wolverines is second only to his passionate hatred of Ohio State.
When he isn’t watching football, Matt plays a slew of video games.
From just outside of Philadelphia, Zach is a passionate fan of his Philly teams.
A Rutgers graduate in 2017 with a B.A. in Criminal Justice & Psychology, and then Winthrop University in 2019 with a M.S. in Sport & Fitness Administration.
In 2018, he was an assistant football coach for Chester High School, going undefeated and winning the state championship during his time there.
Played 4 years of college football as a Defensive Tackle and Long Snapper at Division 3 Rhodes College.
Experience in data collection/analysis/scouting for both Football and Baseball.
Georgia native and firm believer that Georgia sports teams are cursed.
Former collegiate Track & Field athlete at High Point University.
Studied political science, economics and philosophy.
Worked for Sports Info Solutions as a scout (2019).
Currently scouts, grades, and analyzes players for upcoming NFL drafts.
From El Paso, Texas where most of time is spent reading, swimming, and watching basketball and football games.
Entering 3rd year with Pro Football Focus, helping out with various processes.
Enjoys scribbling notes on NFL and College players, with the intent to hopefully work for an NFL team.
Marcus Johnson is a native of Phoenix, Arizona where he played high school football receiving All-Region at the Cornerback position.
He played a year of Community College football before turning to music, and now has come back around to football.
Marcus has been a contributor for Cowboys Wire, Pro Football Network, and has recently done work for Raiders Wire. A Scouting Academy graduate, he had his hands in the 2018 Inside The Pylon Draft Guide, as well scouting offensive lineman.
Mark is the founder of What’s On Draft, which has risen to cult fame for it’s expansive spreadsheet and database with links to bios and film analysis for virtually every NFL Draft prospect of each class. A devout film analyst, Mark has a great foundation and is an experienced eye in grading talent. We are thrilled to have him on the XTB Scouting Team!
He is native son of Southeastern Ohio, and currently a senior studying Journalism and Public Relations at Wilmington College. Most of his free time is spent sleeping, eating, and of course watching the tape.