XTB Scouting Department

Cyril Penn

Scouting Director

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.

Paul Duncan

Scouting Coordinator

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.

Sháona Renczkowski


Buffalo native; Sport Management Bachelors, Coaching Minor, Sport Administration Masters.

One of first females to work for Sports Info Solutions, where she developed a passion for scouting.

Aspires to be an NFL scout in the future.

Robert Simpson


Recent Auburn alum, and current recruiting assistant for UMass Football.

Florida native who believes the Magic will win an NBA championship, eventually.

Film grinder and number cruncher.

Alex O’Brien


A native of South Lyon, MI, Alex originally played football at Heidelberg University.

He graduated from Central Michigan in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management and a minor in Journalism.

Alex has a passion for football and hopes to work in the industry as a scout or coach.

Matt Mercier


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.

Tim Lettiero


A native of southern Connecticut, Tim has been a passionate Cowboys fan since birth.

Sports-Leisure Management major, knowledgeable in all aspects of sport and plans to get a career in this field.

His interest in football has been life-long and he found his niche in scouting.

Tim hopes to continue scouting and find his way into the pros or even as a college recruiter.

Zach Apt


Steven Aellis


Former Sports Info Solutions Football Video Scout.

Graduated from Montclair State University in 2019, with a Bachelors Degree in Economics.

Huge Colts and NFL Draft fan.

Sales Pinckney


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.

Britton Mann


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.

Derek Benson


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.