Matt Waldman shares his thoughts on the quarterback evaluation, the joys and challenges of the 2022 QB class, and what it portends for the NFL and fantasy football in this solo podcast.
Today, I’m discussing my thoughts on the 2022 QB class:
- Why this class is fun to scout.
- What makes it challenging.
- What it means for the league.
- What it means for fantasy.
I preface this episode with what I’ve learned during my career as an independent draft scout who has hit resoundingly on the likes of Lamar Jackson, Patrick Mahomes, and Russell Wilson thanks to lessons learned from big misses on the likes of Dak Prescott, Blaine Gabbert, and Bruce Gradkowski.
These lessons set the tone for what makes the 2022 class so intriguing as a scout. I hope you enjoy it.
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6 responses to “Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: The 2022 QB Episode”
Man Matt! I was looking forward to hearing your opinion on Chase Garber. I wanted to see where he sat in your tiers. He’s not someone that I see talked about at all, but I like the way he handles pressure and can really make throws in a lot of trash.
Was curious if you saw some of the same things.
Just another reason to be excited for the RSP. Can’t wait!
Hope all is well!
I like him as a developmental option who might grow into a No.3 option on a depth chart. Thanks for listening and subscribing!
Mother of All Cliffhangers, Matt!
Can’t wait to find out who your #1 QB is. Being an RSP subscriber for many years, I think I have a pretty good guess.
Also, Wonderlic was basically a speed reading and comprehension test, so I agree no relevancy to football activities. That being said, I do think GPA matters. Almost every Power 5, First or Second Team Academic All American (with NFL caliber athleticism and arm strength) over the past 10 years has been either a good starter or quality backup. I think the relevant correlation between the GPA and NFL success is more so about a guy’s: (1) professionalism (ability to manage multiple life issues at once); (2) adaptability (master new ideas and topics quickly); and (3) “likeabilty” (coaches and teammates want to work with people who are perceived as “smart” and “don’t need a ton of explanations”).
He’s the guy, right?
My guesses are (in order):
EJ Perry (Brown); Eric Barriere (Eastern Washington); and Dustin Crum (Kent State).
I’d say Desmond Ridder, but I think Matt mentioned him in the piece, and he also said that his QB1 wasn’t mentioned.
I do like Ridder, quite a bit.
And will be looking to get him in most of my rook drafts, especially SF