Every NFL general manager needs a system.
In the buildup to the NFL draft, years of in-person scouting, hours of film study and mountains of notes about details large and small need to be distilled down to an easy-to-navigate list, ranking the football players that’ll best help your football team.
And if your system is flawed, you’ll drown in a flash flood of information.
Luckily for Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco, he’s got a sturdy life raft built out of rows and columns.
“I can’t exist without Excel,” he said.
Telesco was an early adopter of the Microsoft spreadsheet program in the mid-1990s during his time as a scouting assistant with the...