Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Ep. 3: The Craft of WR Evaluation With Matt Harmon

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast hosts Reception Perception creator Matt Harmon for a compelling discussion about receiver evaluation around 2018 NFL Draft pick Dante Pettis.

I’ve done my share of podcasts, and I’ve hosted a lot of conversations in the RSP Film Room on YouTube. This is one of the best conversations about the craft of evaluating a position that I’ve recorded. Matt Harmon, creator of Reception Perception is my guest and we were both pumped about the outcome of this 45-minute discussion:

  • Similarities and differences with our evaluation process.
  • The value of alignment, route, and target data and how it applies to Dante Pettis.
  • Who Pettis reminds us of in the NFL in terms of potential usage.
  • The changes in the NFL and how it impacts our evaluation of receivers.
  • The expected and unexpected outcomes of using a strict process for evaluating performance.
  • How our information marries up when analyzing receiver player and using Pettis as an example.
  • How an NFL team might use our information, or existing information like it, to analyze prospects.
  • Why our discussion applies so well to the fascinating offseason acquisitions of the Oakland Raiders.

Credit to RSP reader Matthew Klugman for suggesting the conversation. We had a fantastic time doing this and I think you’ll find it a great listen.


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