RSP Film Room No.49: Eagles WR Nelson Agholor

Photo by James Santelli.
Photo by James Santelli.

Footballguys and Backyard Banter writer Matt Harmon joins the show for a long-awaited look at former USC receiver Nelson Agholor. 

Matt Harmon asked me to save Nelson Agholor for him. The Eagles’ rookie is a favorite of ours and we examine Agholor’s Cal and Stanford performances and discuss his potential in Philadelphia during this 90-minute episode:

  • The importance of stopping fast as a route runner.
  • A great example why fingertip catching stops the ball’s rotation.
  • Footwork versus press coverage.
  • Agholor’s comfort in the middle of the field.
  • Why the rookie can play both inside and outside.
  • How flat breaks create easier catch opportunities and yards after the catch.
  • How the legs are important to successful run blocking.
  • Judicious leaping for the ball.

We waited six months, but we finally got around to doing the show. Enjoy!

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