Matt Miller is the owner of New Era Scouting and the operator of MockingtheDraft.com. Miller has been scouting the draft and football players since 1997 at various levels from high school to professional football.
As the owner and creator of New Era Scouting, Miller is responsible for the daily operations of the website and message board, as well as the direct supervisor to a growing staff. Miller also serves as the Director of Scouting, managing both college and pro scouting for New Era. The college scouting format developed by Miller and former scout Jeff Cottrill has become familiar throughout the industry. Matt has worked in many facets during his brief career as a writer, coach, scout and radio analyst. Matt has worked with many NFL, AFL and NCAA teams over the past decade, with his work being seen by the Carolina Panthers, St. Louis Rams and Houston Texans; as well as being featured on NFL.com, CNNSI.com and AOL FanHouse writings, Miller has also been featured on ESPN Radio, WEEI Radio and many other regional shows. Matt is a credentialed scout for the Big 12 and the University of Missouri football team.
As a coach, Miller served as the special teams and secondary coordinator for the Central Football League champion Joplin Crusaders during the 2007 and 2008 Spring seasons. Matt has also served as a high school football coach in Missouri.
Before starting New Era Scouting, Miller began his work in the NFL Draft field as the San Francisco 49ers team writer for NFL Draft Blitz. After two seasons of work as a staff writer, Miller was promoted to Senior Columnist and then quickly given the title of Vice President. While at NFL Draft Blitz, Miller helped what would become the most visited independent football website on the Internet transition to a new design as well as creating his Inside Information section that has carried over to New Era. Miller then became the acting President of NFL Draft Blitz, assisting owner Chris Horwedel in the day-to-day operations as well as acting as Director of Scouting and new content. Miller left Blitz amicably to create his own site, NFL Draft Almanac, before the 2006 NFL Draft. Almanac found a fast-growing following by fans and media members alike, propelling the staff and website into the minds of many as a top NFL Draft site. The success of Draft Almanac led to a brief merger with former site NFL Draft Blitz in May 2006. The merger proved to be ineffective for both sites, and a split was made in February 2007 with the launch of New Era Scouting.
Matt has a degree in Business Law from Missouri Southern University and currently works in marketing and development.