Scouting is one of the main aspects of Franchise Mode in Madden 22 – it’s how you build for the future without spending too much money on free agents or giving up players in trades. If you do it the right way and stay smart with how you spend scouting points, you might even draft some of the best sleeper players in the later rounds.

However, before you learn how to scout in Madden 22, there are certain things you need to know.

Here is a very straightforward Madden 22 scouting guide that will explain everything you need to know.

Scouting Tip 1: Choose the Right Draft Class

First of all, you can’t start scouting players before the 3rd week of the season. So, don’t worry if you don’t see Scouting in your Franchise menu during the preseason and the first two games.

Once you get to the third week, go to Scout College Players and choose a draft class. You can do one of the three things:

  • Use auto-generated rookies
  • Download a rookie class from Madden Share
  • Import a local file

The option you choose is really up to you – I like the randomness of auto-generated rookie classes so I always go for that. This also provides the most balanced experience out of all three options.

You can also download a draft class created by a user from Madden Share. The upside here is the fact that these draft classes will have real players like Spencer Rattler and Sam Howell. So, if you’re into college football and you want to have the most realistic experience, definitely look into this option.

The downside is that some of these draft classes will be more accurate than others so it’s best to sort them by likes. Simply navigate to the L column and tap Square/X to sort. On the far right, you’ll also see the DL (downloads) column – use these two stats to gauge which draft class seems to be getting the most love from the community.

Remember to leave a like if you find the class realistic to help the community!

Also, don’t worry about choosing the wrong class – you can always tap L3 in the Scouting screen and select “Edit Draft Class” to choose a different file. If you do this, all player attributes will be hidden so you’ll have to spend scouting points to discover them once again.

Scouting Tip 2: Use 100% of Your Scouting Points

When you don’t use all of your scouting points, only 50% of the remaining points will roll over to the next week.

So, if you leave 40 points unused, 20 points will be added to your next week’s tally. This might seem like you now have 20 points more but, in reality, you’ve just let 20 points go to waste. Finding the best young players for your franchise takes time and investment so don’t skimp on those scouting points.

And don’t worry – even if you spend all of your points in a single week, you’ll get more than enough points each weak to scout 5-7 new players (175 points/week).

Scouting Tip 3: Only Scout the Players You Need

Since you only have a limited number of weeks before the draft and a limited number of scouting points, be strict when choosing which players you’ll scout.

You’ll notice in my screenshots that I don’t scout QBs and HBs – that’s because my Carolina Panthers have those positions covered with pretty talented players that I’m happy to keep developing for years to come.

Identify crucial positions that you need to fill and scout those players. You can do this easily by going to Manage Roster –> Improve Team and pressing R2/LT to see which positions are critical. As you can see, the Panthers have an LT issue that I’ll (hopefully) be addressing in the draft.

Another thing you might want to pay attention to is the draft order. In your Scouting screen, you can tap R1/RB to see your projected picks. So, don’t waste time and points scouting the top 10 picks if you’ll be drafting 32nd (like I will be).


Follow these Madden 22 scouting tips and you’ll be one step closer to building a successful franchise.

Remember to scout players every week to find talent for each round of the draft and, although it may be tempting to scout the best talent, be realistic and save your scouting points for those players that you actually need and have a chance to get.