NFL Draft Bible: Born Again! – An Open Letter From The Founder

Latest Development – “We Just Can’t Stop”

The NFL Draft Bible has never been about the money. Rather, the past 15 years have been about the passion, the drive and the endless search for bringing you the names you need to know! About a month ago, I made the hard decision to end the entire operation. Frankly, I had no choice. However, with that announcement, potential investors began to inquire about the brand. The thought of being able to continue doing what I love to do was invigorating, exciting and nerve racking all at the same time. With the help of the NFL Draft Bible Familia, we had to get it cranking again and keep the hope alive! While nothing imminent is on the horizon in terms of funding, we winded up elevating the website to an all-time high. Therefore, the decision has been made to keep the NFL Draft Bible alive, for as long as we can…but we need your help. Now I’ve talked about the NFL Draft Bible Familia and they’ve got my back but the reason for shutting down the NFL Draft Bible was because my family needs my back. Our super producer and my beloved wife Samantha endured a series of seizures during the past year. New medical bills seem to arrive daily and the pile up has just been too great for us to endure. In addition, we have a baby on the way who is expected to pop out in time to catch the 2018 NFL Draft! The NFL Draft Bible is my passion but my family is my priority. Due to the current circumstances, it just isn’t feasible for me to continue on the way it was. If you think you can help or have an idea on how we can stabilize the brand, please contact me! I am exploring all opportunities in hopes of keeping one of the original independent NFL Draft websites alive. It has become increasingly hard to compete with mainstream media due to their endless resources and bottomless budgets. If you’re interested in advertising with the NFL Draft Bible or would like support us with a sponsorship, there has never been a better time than now. Every contribution goes a very long way in helping us provide the type of coverage you’ve become accustomed to! In the meantime, there will be a new scouting report posted daily on the website: www.NFLDraftBible.com, for as long as we can carry on. The scouting staff of Joe Everett, Justen Gammel and Christian Shanafelt will continue to provide NFL Draft updates as well. Lastly, be sure to follow what I believe to be one of the most unique football Twitter handles @NFLDraftBible for the latest developments.

Rick Serritella

Established in 2002, NFL Draft Bible Founder Ric Serritella began his independent scouting service as a publication used by all 32 NFL teams. Eventually, it would evolve into an online scouting resource that reaches millions of people each month. An early adaptor to technology, the NFL Draft Bible produced the first ever livestream video show and live podcast on location from the NFL Draft. The NFL Draft Bible network extends to professional football leagues all over the world and includes general managers, executives, scouts, coaches, agents, trainers, advisors, along with other media outlets and draftniks. In addition to owning the NFL Draft Bible, Serritella has also served as executive producer of the T.Ocho Show (2010) on NBC Sports, producer for The Mike & The Mad Dog Show (2002) on YES Network, producer for NFL Now with Mike Francesa, one of the only nationally syndicated NFL shows at that time (2003), producer on ESPN Hollywoood (2005) and helped start up the Wall Street Journal YouTube channel (2007). He has interviewed the likes of Donald Trump, Roger Goodell, Archie Manning, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Danica Patrick, Venus Williams, Howard Stern, Don King, Jay-Z, Madonna, Bon Jovi and hundreds of other celebrities/athletes. Other involvements include helping build the fiber-optic system for MLB Network during his time as manager at HTN Communications, writing for USA TODAY, working for CBS and AEG Live. Since 2015, he has served as the Director of Media for the Parabolic Performance NFL Draft Prep program. In 2017, Serritella served as the Director of Player Personnel for the College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI, Serritella earned a B.A. in Sports Entertainment & Event Management and was honored with the Inaugural Sports Entertainment & Event Management Success Board Achievement Award by the school in 2009. While attending JWU, he interned for the New England Patriots and ESPN X-Games. A proud member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Serritella currently resides in his home state of New Jersey.

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