Links to all essays, analyses, pre-draft coverage, and scouting reports about 2022 NFL Draft prospects come from research Matt Waldman and the Rookie Scouting Portfolio staff undertakes to write the Rookie Scouting Portfolio Publication.
Now entering its 18th year of publication, the RSP is the best of both worlds: a summarized magazine of reports, rankings, and analysis that also shows its work at the back of the book. It covers at least 150 skill position prospects and is available on April 1.
Below is a small taste (and I mean small…) of the work that goes into the Rookie Scouting Portfolio. Eventually, I’ll post a page with a running list of who will be profiled in the 2023 RSP publication.
Boiler Room and Scouting Glosssary episodes are short-form videos less than 10-15 minutes in length. Film Room videos are long-form content.
You can also listen to me talk about prospects on my RSP Cast
- Scouting Talent: How Many Games Should I Scout?
- Scouting Talent: Should You Trust Your Gut?
- Up Close In Personnel with Matt Waldman and SMU Recruiting Director, Alex Brown (formerly of Rice)
- Dictating Rhythm of Movement in Football
- The Kadarius Toney Trade: A Scouting Perspective
2023 NFL Draft Podcasts
- RSP Scout Talk with Russ Lande: Football Disciplines, Buliding Evaluation Processes, and Grades vs. Rankings
- RSP Scout Talk with Daniel Harms
- 3 (Players) x5 (Categories): Matt Waldman’s RSP Campus2Canton Cast with Felix Sharpe
- 2023 Draft Season Standouts with Laurie Fitzpatrick
- Sr. Bowl Red Herrings, What to Make of Michael Wilson: Scout Talk with Russ Lande
Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Scout Talk
- Matt Waldman’s RSP Solo Cast: QBs A-W
- The 2023 QB Class with Mark Schofield
- Quarterback Development with Throwing Coach Will Hewlett
- Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Pre-Draft Scouting Report of Anthony Richardson
- Matt Waldman’s RSP Film Room: The Underrated Pocket Manager and Field General
Podcasts on the Running Back Class
- Matt Waldman’s RSP Solo Cast: 2023 RBs B-Z
- The Harris Fantasy Podcast
- RSP Scout Talk with Noah Hills
- Dolphins RB Talk with Travis Wingfield
- Giants RB Talk with Ed Valentine
- On the Clock Draft Show: RBs with Matt Waldman
- Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Scouting Glossary: Curvilinear Movement with Bijan Robinson
- RSP Film Room: The Next Reggie Bush or Saquon Barkley?
- RSP Boiler Room: Hugging Blocks
- RSP Film Room: Bijan Robinson with Ray Garvin
Lew Nichols III
Wide Receiver Class Overall
- Matt Waldman’s RSP Film Room: WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba
- Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Scouting Glossary: The Coverage Triangle
- Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Scouting Glossary: Release Stance and Motion
Tight Ends (Coming Soon)
Tight End Class Overall
- Matt Waldman’s Solo Cast: 2023 TE Class B-Z
- Dolphins TE Talk with Travis Wingfield
- Giants TE Talk with Ed Valentine
RSP Cast: Scouting Talk with former NFL Scout and CFL Personnel Director Russ Lande
- What You Won’t Learn about the NFL Through Mass Media
- Scheme Players vs. Matchup Players and Why QBs Need Narcissism in Their Lives
- Advice for Media Scouts, Dealing with Failure, and Organizational Management’s Impact on Scouting
- Inclusivity and Scouting
- The Value of NFL Coordinators and QB and WR Progress Reports
- Mike McDaniel, Tua Tagovailoa, and the Balance of Strategic and Task-Oriented Leadership
- Tagovailoa, Jeff Saturday, Bill Walsh, Bill Parcells, and Effectively Balance Management Principles
- Leadership Stereotypes
- Position-By-Position Player Archetypes
- A Position-by-Position Examination of What Happens If There’s A Resurrection of the Run in the NFL
- How NFL Teams Develop Prospect Lists, the Continuing Devaluation of RBs, And the State of QB Development
- Brock Purdy, the Ideal Time to Fire An NFL GM, and Hard-to-Teach Positional Skills
For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2023 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95 available on April 1. A pre-order period will begin in December.
Matt’s new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95
If you’re a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2021RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that’s included at no additional charge.
Best yet, a percentage of each sale is set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.