The RSP’s Matt Waldman joins FantasyPros staff writer Pat Fitzmaurice for a conversation about the 2023 NFL Draft class and the chemistry on the Audible Live! at Footballguys.
In the 222nd and FINAL episode of Fitz on Fantasy host Pat Fitzmaurice (@Fitz_FF) is joined by Matt Waldman (@MattWaldman), senior staff writer at Footballguys and the creator of the Rookie Scouting Portfolio (available at MattWaldmanRSP.com).
Matt talks about top QB prospects C.J. Stroud, Bryce Young, and Anthony Richardson, and why he’s particularly fond of Richardson. He also expresses concerns about the mechanical issues that could hold back Will Levis.
Matt has an interesting two-player mashup comp for Bijan Robinson that could quicken heart rates. Matt explains why he was initially slow to come around on Jahmyr Gibbs and why he’s excited by Tyjae Spears’ slippery power. He also offers an endorsement of polarizing RB prospect Zach Evans.
Before there was a galaxy of fantasy football podcasts to choose from, there was The Audible Live, the long-running Footballguys fantasy podcast featuring Matt, Sigmund Bloom, Cecil Lammey, and Dr. Jene Bramel. Matt talks about how he wound up becoming a regular on the show and why the cast has such good chemistry.
Matt compares Jaxson Smith-Njigba to his former Ohio State teammates Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave. Matt and Pat also discuss Zay Flowers, University of Tennessee teammates Jalin Hyatt and Cedric Tillman, and an alarming concern with Quentin Johnston. Matt discusses the NFL outlook for Dalton Kincaid and provides an elevator pitch for relatively unheralded TE prospect Luke Schoonmaker.
Pat closes the podcast by bringing in his producer, Colm Kelly (@OvertimeIreland), to discuss the origins of Fitz on Fantasy, how Colm became Pat’s producer, their in-person meeting last summer at the Fantasy Football Expo, the fantasy football community in the United Kingdom, and Colm’s podcast, RotoViz Overtime. Then, Pat signs off for the last time, offering some thank-yous on his way out.
Now in its 18th year of publication, the RSP is one of the two most purchased independent scouting guides by NFL scouts and personnel management, according to SMU’s Director of Recruiting, Alex Brown.
It’s also the only one of the two guides that also considers a fantasy audience that includes a Post-Draft guide with a tiered cheat sheet of over 200 players and used ADP data to calculate a sweet spot for where to maximize value relative to my post-draft views on prospects.
You get the RSP here. When the Post-Draft is ready, I’ll email you and you can download it from the same site.