Dave-Te’ Thomas is a sports writer, talent evaluator and scouting personnel consultant for a majority of teams in the National Football League. Thomas also coordinates scouting services for Major League Baseball, National Hockey League and National Basketball Association organizations.
Dave-Te’ runs a scouting information service called NFL Scouting Services and produces THE NFL Draft Report, a publication provided by league headquarters to the media in preparation for the NFL Draft. As a teenager, Dave-Te’ was contracted by several NFL teams to assist their scouting departments on the nation’s top gridiron stars. Soon, other teams began requesting his services, thus the start of his scouting service. After serving in the United States Football League as a scouting information consultant, Dave-Te’ returned to the NFL circles, serving in a personnel consulting capacity since 1984.
Known for his “shoot first, but know where to aim” style, Dave-Te’ has co-hosted several shows including:
• Sports Channel’s NewSportsTalk with Chet Coppock
• ESPN Fiesta Bowl College Gameday Show with Kevin Ray and Beano Cook
• ESPN’s KMOX-St. Louis
• The Football Network
• Cox Cable’s NFL Draft Report along with Paul Crane.
• Versus Network’s Countdown to the NFL Draft, Countdown to the NBA Draft, Countdown to the BSC Championship Game and Countdown to the NCAA Final Four Shows
Dave-Te’ has served on the selection committee for the following Bowls:
• Kelly Tire Blue-Gray Game
• Martin Luther King Classic
• Original All-American Classic
• Hula Bowl
His abilities as a writer led him to produce the NFL’s draft and preseason reports (over 3,000-page tome) yearly since 1983. He is editor of The NFL Draft Report, NFL Report, The Poor Man’s Guide to College Football and The NBA Report. Dave-Te’ also serves as a sports writer, with works featured in over 100 college media guides (College & Pro Football Newsweekly, Associated Press, Giants Weekly, New York Daily News, Atlanta-Journal Constitution, San Jose Bee, San Francisco Chronicle).
His extensive football material is used by all the major networks covering college football and his sports content is provided throughout the sports industry through the internet’s premier sports content house, The Sports Xchange. His reports are presently featured on CBSsportsline.com, USA Today, Fox Sports, USA Today’s Sports Weekly, and NFL.com and the premier draft web site in the industry, aptly called NFLDraftScout.com.