San Francisco 49ers beat writer Matt Maiocco is back with another podcast, this time with 49ers executive Adam Peters. Peters came to the 49ers out of a ‘favor’ from John Elway. The thought is that Peters could get his own GM job sooner rather than later. For now though, Peters has been an invaluable asset and it only gets better since he grew up a 49ers fan.
Peters obviously has his hands full with all the free agency/college scouting going on, but his insight into the business is rather fantastic. You can listen to the full podcast here. Below are the time stamps so you can jump to a particular topic.
00:31 - Does the background of having played positions on both sides of the ball help as a scout?
02:04 - His beginnings in the business at UCLA
02:26 - How he got to the NFL
03:24 - The Patriots experience
04:05 - The differences between pro scouting and college scouting
05:15 - Definition of football character
05:46 - Role with the 49ers
06:31 - Background with 49ers general manager John Lynch
06:56 - How it quickly it went from Lynch becoming manager to Peters coming to San Francisco
08:17 - How he budgets time between college prospects and free agents
09:45 - How important is it that he attends the scouting combine
10:25 - What to gain in 15 minute interviews at the Combine
11:25 - The impact of answers in interviews
12:45 - Changes in the board after the Combine
13:44 - Positions that stand out from the draft class?
14:25 - What was it like coming to the 49ers last year without a quarterback on the roster?
15:15 - What effect do draft ‘experts’ have on a teams draft board?
16:15 - Any player from last year’s draft class that exceeded expectations?
18:04 - Preparation for a combine without a glaring need at a specific position
20:03 - Does it help knowing exactly what the coaches are looking for in a prospect?
21:30 - Career goals of being a general manager?