Established in 2002, the NFL Draft Bible was created by Ric Serritella with the intent to deliver cutting-edge content by dependable independent scouts. As the NFL Draft has grown into the second most-watched sporting event in America (47.5 million viewers in 2019) behind the Super Bowl, the NFL Draft Bible has evolved into the most trusted source for accurate draft information, as ‘The Leading Authority on the NFL Draft,’ used by all 32 NFL teams.
The NFL Draft Bible pulls back the curtain on the NFL Draft process by providing insider access to subscribers with behind the scenes access, interviewing thousands of athletes, coaches, trainers, agents, teams, school administrators and family members each year, as they attempt to identify the top prospects in the land.
Over the past two decades, NFL Draft Bible has built an industry network that extends to professionals all over the world, including NFL teams, pro leagues such as XFL and CFL, agents, trainers and mainstream media outlets. The NFL Draft Bible has been featured on ESPN, USA TODAY, NBC Sports, CBS Sports, FOX Sports, Sports Illustrated, Lindy’s, Yahoo! Sports, YES Network, WFAN and numerous affiliates in various countries.
An early adaptor to technology, the NFL Draft Bible produced the first ever livestream video show (2007), in addition to the first ever live podcast (2008) on location from the NFL Draft and were trailblazers during the startup phase of YouTube generating exclusive video content.
In 2019, the NFL Draft Bible became the official scouting service used by the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, a college football all-star event that allows players to showcase their talents in front of over 200 pro scouts, with representatives from all 32 NFL teams. The staff at NFL Draft Bible are proud members of the Pro Football Writers Association (PFWA), Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), National Football Foundation (NFF) and reaches nearly 100 million users annually.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER: RIC SERRITELLA
Born and raised in New Jersey, Serritella had a passion for evaluating football players since his days at Hanover Park High School. He would go on to attend Johnson & Wales University, where he was part of the first graduating class of Sports Entertainment and Event Management. During his time in Providence, RI, he interned for the New England Patriots and ESPN Gravity Games (now known as X-Games). Serritella would join the YES Network in 2002, as part of the production crew for The Mike & The Mad Dog Show, in addition to associate producer for the nationally syndicated NFL Now hosted by Mike Francesa. It was here when the original NFL Draft Bible publication would be born. While he advanced his television career, Serritella began to build his network of NFL executives, coaches, agents, trainers and many other football industry professionals. He went on to become a producer for ESPN Hollywood (2005) and would take on an executive producer role for the T.Ocho Show (2008), featuring Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco. He also helped launch the Wall Street Journal YouTube Channel (2007) and install the MLB Network fiber-optic infrastructure during his tenure as Director of Operations, Sales and Marketing at HTN Communications. Serritella has worked for NBC Sports, USA TODAY, AEG Live on the television side, while appearing frequently on ESPN, CBS Sports, NBC Sports, WFAN on the radio side. He has been privileged enough to interview 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 many others. After pit stops in New York City, Atlantic City and Las Vegas, Serritella currently resides down the beautiful Jersey Shore with his wife Samantha and daughter Oceanna.