With 11 picks this year you would think that the Cleveland Browns would not need to look further for players but think again. The Browns are finding players in some unlikely places. Could YouTube be the next scouting platform for teams?
When you think of NFL scouts looking for the next best football player to recruit to their team, you typically don’t think of them sitting in front of their computers searching YouTube videos all day. But that’s just what someone working for the Cleveland Browns must be doing.
Joel Reinders, a 6′7″, 320 lb. Canadian man with a handlebar mustache who plays offensive tackle was signed to the Cleveland Browns as a free agent after they saw him in a YouTube video. Reinders has only played 8 football games in his entire life, as he grew up playing hockey and basketball.
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