If you are an NFL fan (and surely you are, or you wouldn't be reading this), then you are aware of the gift from the gods known as Twitter.
For fans of news and debate, Twitter is king among social media networks. Whether you're a draft nut, a fantasy football addict or a hardcore Xs and Os fan, there is something for everyone on Twitter.
Here is a primer for those new to the scene and those looking for more insight and analysis. Consider this your "NFL Twitter Starter Pack." Follow these accounts and you'll be happy.
There may be more obvious tweeters, but these are the accounts that tweet with the most frequency and the best content.
The Bleacher Report Team
30. Follow our awesome NFL editorial team: Dylan MacNamara (@DylanMacNamara), Collin McCollough (@cmccollo), Michael Schottey (@Schottey), Ian Kenyon (@sidelinescouts) and Wes O'Donnell (@wesodonnell)
28. If you want a more focused coverage, B/R's NFL Divisional Bloggers are the way to go.
- AFC East- Erik Frenz (@ErikFrenz)
- AFC North- Andrea Hangst (@FBALL_Andrea)
- AFC South- Nate Dunlevy (@Nate Dunlevy)
- AFC West- Christopher Hansen (@RaidersBlog)
- NFC East- Brad Gagnon (@Brad_Gagnon)
- NFC North- Andrew Garda (@Andrew_Garda)
- NFC South- Knox Bardeen (@KnoxBardeen)
- NFC West- Coming soon!
- NFL Draft Blogger- Sigmund Bloom (@SigmundBloom)
27. Adam Schefter, ESPN (@adamschefter)
Mr. NFL Insider himself, Schefter is a must-follow for breaking news concerning the NFL.
26. Peter King, Sports Illustrated (@SI_PeterKing)
Peter King is bar-none the best NFL writer in the business today. His opinion is always on target and insightful.
25. Jason La Canfora, CBS Sports (@JasonLaCanfora)
Another for breaking news and notes, La Canfora recently left NFL Network for CBS Sports.
24. Greg Cosell, NFL Network (@GregCosell)
Executive producer of NFL Matchup and senior producer of NFL Films for 33 years, Cosell watches more film than anyone in the industry.
23. Jim Trotter, Sports Illustrated (@SI_JimTrotter)
A great follow for NFL insight, if not breaking news. He's opinionated in a refreshing way.
22. Pete Prisco, CBS Sports (@PriscoCBS)
A noted contrarian, Prisco follows the game closely and puts in time to watch film before making decisions.
21. Matt Williamson, ESPN (@WilliamsonNFL)
Part of ESPN's Scouts, Inc., Williamson worked in the NFL and in college recruiting before heading to the Worldwide Leader.
20. Will Brinson, CBS Sports (@WillBrinson)
A new follow for me, Brinson is becoming one of my favorite writers in the business.
19. Aaron Wilson, Fox Sports (@RavensInsider)
Great for offseason news and notes, especially concerning draft prospects.
18. Field Yates, ESPN Boston (@FieldYates)
A former scout for the Kansas City Chiefs, Yates is making a name for himself with team coverage of the Patriots and his league-wide views.
17. Lance Zierlein, The Sideline View (@TheSidelineFB)
Son of a former offensive line coach, Zierlein has a great take on the game and offers unbeatable line critiques prior to the NFL draft.
16. Melissa Jacobs, The Football Girl (@TheFootballGirl)
The lone female on this list not repping B/R, but she's more than good enough to carry the torch for the amazing female writers out there.
NFL Draft Info
15. Kevin Weidl, ESPN (@Kevin_Weidl)
A sidekick to Todd McShay, Weidl does great work on YouTube, and his in-game scouting makes him a worthy follow on Twitter.
14. Rob Rang, CBS Sports (@RobRang)
A longtime stud in the NFL draft community, Rang has scouting reports and breaking news.
13. Josh Norris, Rotoworld (@JoshNorris)
A scouting intern before hitting the media side, Norris takes his stance on players and backs it up with film study.
12. Dan Kadar, Mocking the Draft (@MockingtheDraft)
The editor of SB Nation's draft site, Kadar does it all surrounding the NFL draft. Follow him if you love the draft.
11. Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Network (@MovetheSticks)
A former NFL scout, Jeremiah worked around the media side before making the big move to NFL Network. He's quickly becoming one of my favorite follows.
10. Chad Reuter, NFL Network (@ChadReuter)
Reuter holds Godfather status for most in the draft community. After building up NFLDraftScout.com he took his talents to the NFL Network, where his research makes their analysts look smarter.
Niche Content and Former Players
9. Ross Tucker, SiriusXM (@RossTuckerNFL)
As a former offensive lineman turned radio host and analyst, Tucker's takes on the game are smart and unique for the former-player crowd.
8. Chris Brown, Smart Football (@smartfootball)
If you haven't bought his book yet, do it now. Also, follow him on Twitter for scheme breakdowns and great Xs and Os.
7. Sam Monson, Bleacher Report & Pro Football Focus (@SamMonson)
The most active of Pro Football Focus' staff, Monson brings the heat backing up the hardcore data PFF provides and has interesting perspectives on player value and production.
6. Evan Silva, Rotoworld & Pro Football Talk (@EvanSilva)
More of an aggregator, Silva is an absolute must-follow if you want NFL news that covers national, draft and fantasy football angles.
5. Travelle Gaines, NFL Trainer (@TravelleGaines)
Trainer to the best of the best in the NFL, Mr. Gaines is a great follow to pick up workout tips and see where and how your favorite players are prepping for the season.
4. Dustin Fox, CBS Radio, five-year NFL player (@DustinFox37)
A national champion at Ohio State, Fox is quickly becoming one of the better radio hosts in the Cleveland area. His stock is rising among the media.
3. Matt Bowen, Chicago Tribune/National Football Post, seven-year NFL player (@MattBowen41)
Mr. Bowen has crushed it this offseason with great looks at players and schemes, especially as they relate to defensive back play.
2. LaVar Arrington, CBS Radio, seven-year NFL player (@LaVarArrington)
The Penn State scandal made Arrington's timeline much more introspective this season, but no matter the topic, he's an absolute must-follow for a player's take on the game.
1. Ryan Riddle, Bleacher Report, former NFL player (@Ryan_Riddle)
Bleacher Report's own Ryan Riddle is able to break down schemes and coverages in a way that even a casual fan can grasp. Bookmark his page on B/R after you follow him.
This is but a small sampling of the best of the best on Twitter. Feel free to leave your favorites who I didn't list in the comments. Oh, and of course, follow me @nfldraftscout.
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