TonySoftli

ABOUT TONY SOFTLI

Prior to joining 101 ESPN, Tony was the Vice president Player Personnel for the Rams (4 years), managing both the College and Pro scouting departments and was responsible for evaluating all information that results in player investigation and talent rating for the Rams draft of college players and Free Agency. Softli joined the Rams in 2006 after serving the Carolina Panthers for 11 years, top talent evaluator from 2000. A former football player and coach at the University of Washington, Softli worked in scouting for the Panthers from the origination of the franchise in 1995. He was the Director of College Scouting before joining the Rams, and held that post for 6 years. Read More...
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Rookies With a Chance to Make An Impact

As we currently go through rookie mini camps and the signing of new rookie contracts a lot of us wonder which of these rookies will make an impact for the 2016 season. We’ve seen guys like O’dell Beckham Jr. who hit...

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