After a long battle with a pandemic related depression that has effected nearly all of us, The Unfiltered Sports Network is back and better than ever. The time away has given me time to reflect on what I love most about creating content, and about USN itself, and in that time I found an answer. Creating fun and innovative content that has zero agenda, zero filter so it can truly highlight the voice of the USN analyst. The pure passion that goes into an article that you actually want to write, that’s my passion. My mission is to share that with all who contribute to USN. So we’re back, what now?
So we’re back and better than ever…ok…what now?
Our break has been a crisis in some ways, but every crisis presents opportunity. Opportunity to find a new direction. Well…. maybe closer to our original direction. Many years ago this site began as a small blog on the platform of a much bigger blog. It was all NFL draft, all the time, and it led to success to the success that led a few small time bloggers to believe that they can do this for a living. With that said we will begin reducing our presence in our broader sports coverage to centralize our focus on building…
The Largest, most comprehensive Draft department in USN history!
That means a focus on producing the most accurate scouting reports and the best draft articles we’ve ever created. To that we need help, and over the last few weeks, I believe I have acquired just that through a series of new hires and a few promotions. Without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to the new USN NFL Draft team.
Promotion: Matt Duckworth, USN Director of Content
Matt started his USN Career as a Dallas Cowboys team reporter years ago, and because of all of his valuable contributions both publicly and behind the scenes, Matt was promoted to be, the Fantasy Football Content Director and now the Director of Content for the brand as a whole. Along with myself and USN’s Co-Founder and Vice President of Operations Justin Polasek, Matt will be overseeing our relaunch.
New Hire: Chris Williams, NFL Draft Content Director
Played high school football at Willowridge High School, the school that HOF’er Thurman Thomas built. Graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a degree in Economics. Began a career in sports in the late 90’s recruiting athletes for agents. Ultimately became involved with marketing and public relations for athletes. Provided public relations for former NFL players Bert Emanuel, Derrick Johnson and Walter Jones. I continue to follow college and pro football very closely and am very excited about providing some of the best draft content for the Unfiltered Sports Network.
New Hire: Dave Mcgrath, Assistant Director of NFL Scouting
Dave Mcgrath is our new Assistant Director of NFL Scouting, he comes to us with a wealth of experience including time at ESPN, Pro Football Network and many more. Dave will oversee the new and improved scouting department here at USN.
New Hire: Jeremy Trottier, NFL Draft Scout
My name is Jeremy Trottier, and I am a Sports Management major at WNEU. I have always loved learning about college prospects as they make the transfer to the NFL. I have spent a little less than a year in sports journalism, and have learned a lot during that time. As for my role with the Unfiltered Sports Network, I will be scouting running back prospects throughout the year and evaluating them.
New Hire: Kyle Burlingame, NFL Draft Writer
Hello, my name is Kyle Burlingame. I am an avid sports fan from the wonderful state of Wisconsin. Over the last few years, I have become very passionate about the sport of college football. Considering the recent amount of college football content I have taken in, I have a sound understanding of the environments that the upcoming draft prospects are coming from. I am greatly looking forward to writing player profiles of the prospects that your favorite NFL team will be considering to draft coming up in April.
New Hire: Ronald Hill, NFL Draft Writer
Hi, my name is Ronald Hill. I’m 36 years old, born and raised in Portland, Oregon. 20 years of sports writing and journalism experience. The Ohio State University, Concordia University-Portland.
New Hire: Jackson Caudell, NFL Draft Writer
I’m Jackson Caudell, I’m 24 years old and a grad student at the University of Georgia and I graduated from Georgia southern in 2019. Then I went to work as the director of player personnel for the university of Valparaiso for the 2019 season. I moved back home to Georgia to start writing and I also currently write for fansided and their college football coverage. I will be putting out draft content during my time here
Over the Christmas break we will be releasing a content Schedule, as well as for a few articles of a special study I’ve been working on. Thanks for all of the love and support over the years, and now that we are back and better than ever, I plan to repay that ten fold.
To quote the immortal Terrell Owens “Get your popcorn ready”