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Frank Cooney, NFL Draft Scout

Journalist, author, historian and entrepreneur.

​NFL Draft Scout is one of the leading observers of college talent and the NFL draft. Founder and publisher Frank Cooney is a pioneering sports journalist, football historian, and creative entrepreneur with significant success in a wide range of fields. Among his career achievements are: award-winning work as a columnist with the Hearst Corporation’s San Francisco flagship newspaper; developing the rating system with Electronic Arts founder Tripp Hawkins that runs Madden Football; serving on the launch team for FOX Sports and the NFL on FOX; and launching The Sports Xchange as a cost-efficient alternative to the AP.

He was inducted into the American Football Association Hall of Fame in 2007, and since 1992 he has been on the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection committee.

NFLDraftScout.com created content for several media outlets and the NFL itself for many years, then spent the last decade hosted on CBSSports.com. Traffic to NFLDraftScout.com pages climbed to 14 million in April 2017. In 2018, NFLDraftScout.com launched its own channel on Maven.

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