Author: davidigono

  • RSP Futures: QB Max Johnson: Unnecessary Toughness by David Igono

    RSP Futures: QB Max Johnson: Unnecessary Toughness by David Igono

    Toughness at the quarterback position is not only a virtue but an intangible metric that prospects are graded on. RSP writer David Igono’s examination of for LSU passer Max Johnson reveals why toughness can’t be a thrower’s leading trait.   Some peple say the most important thing a fighter can have is heart. Frankie’d say: Show […]

  • RSP Futures: QB Bryce Young (Alabama)by David Igono

    RSP Futures: QB Bryce Young (Alabama)by David Igono

    RSP analyst David Igono illustrates why Alabama quarterback Bryce Young has met the lofty expectations that today’s college game demands of underclassmen starters while also showing the promise to develop into an NFL prospect.  Thanks to the transfer portal and NIL — name, image, and likeness compensation — we now have a college football environment […]

  • RSP Devy Beat: QB Spencer Rattler (OU): Too Many Mind

    RSP Devy Beat: QB Spencer Rattler (OU): Too Many Mind

    A quarterback’s footwork often sheds light on either a murky thought process or a prepared and composed mind. RSP contributor David Igono illustrates how Rattler’s film shows more evidence of a cluttered mind. By David Igono Oklahoma’s Spencer Rattler has gotten a lot of ink for postseason awards and draft hype although his technical game […]

  • David Igono’s RSP NFL Scouting Lens: QB Nathan Stanley’s (Iowa) Quick Hands Make Light Work

    David Igono’s RSP NFL Scouting Lens: QB Nathan Stanley’s (Iowa) Quick Hands Make Light Work

    Rookie Scouting Portfolio contributor David Igono showcases the anticipation of Iowa quarterback and NFL Draft prospect Nathan Stanley. Arm talent seemingly gets all the ink as we approach draft season for quarterback prospects. Whether a quarterback has an adequate arm or a “cannon”, the conversation around a prospect usually focuses on purported arm strength. Arm strength can be […]

  • David Igono’s RSP Boiler Room: QB Alex Hornibrook (Wisconsin) — Convenience, Context and IKEA

    David Igono’s RSP Boiler Room: QB Alex Hornibrook (Wisconsin) — Convenience, Context and IKEA

    Matt Waldman’s Rookie Scouting Portfolio contributor David Igono shows why the result often downplays the process with a look at Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook’s pocket behavior.  Throwing motions and footwork in the pocket for the quarterback position are universally known and generally understood. Although each quarterback’s physical tools and machinations may be different, there is a template for […]

  • David Igono’s RSP Boiler Room: RB James Williams’ (Washington State) Check-Down Alchemy

    David Igono’s RSP Boiler Room: RB James Williams’ (Washington State) Check-Down Alchemy

    Rookie Scouting Portfolio contributor David Igono profiles the satellite skills of Washington State running back James Williams, an NFL Draft prospect who exhibits a lot of James White’s alchemy on the check-down. One of the most disappointing plays in football very well maybe the check-down. Often times a check-down pass feels like going through the drive-thru at […]

  • David Igono’s RSP Lens: Learning How To Miss A Tackle

    David Igono’s RSP Lens: Learning How To Miss A Tackle

    Rookie Scouting Portfolio contributor and former Division-I defensive back, David Igono explains why it’s just as important to learn how to miss a tackle as it is to make one.  As a former defensive player, I enjoy watching good, solid defense. Good defensive football is predicated on a pack mentality. This mentality is very much […]

  • David Igono’s RSP Boiler Room: N.C. State QB Ryan Finley in the Pocket

    David Igono’s RSP Boiler Room: N.C. State QB Ryan Finley in the Pocket

    The Rookie Scouting Portfolio’s David Igono reveals the philosophy of pocket movement with a subtle display of skill from N.C. State quarterback Ryan Finley, a 2019 NFL Draft prospect.  Consistency is the currency of starting quarterbacks. The more a quarterback can take risk off the table in his decision-making process, the harder it is for that offense to […]

  • David Igono’s RSP Boiler Room: QB Manny Wilkins (Arizona State)…More Cowbell!

    David Igono’s RSP Boiler Room: QB Manny Wilkins (Arizona State)…More Cowbell!

    Rookie Scouting Portfolio contributor David Igono does his best Christopher Walken to informs us that, much like the Saturday Night Live skit, if 2019 NFL Draft quarterback prospect Manny Wilkins is the cowbell in the Arizona State offense, then the Sun Devils need more cowbell. One of the reasons why college football is fun and compelling […]

  • David Igono’s RSP Scouting Lens: QB K.J. Costello (Stanford): Walking the Plank

    David Igono’s RSP Scouting Lens: QB K.J. Costello (Stanford): Walking the Plank

    What do quarterbacking, piracy, and buffalos have in common? It sounds nutty, but Rookie Scouting Portfolio contributor David Igono makes perfect sense of it with his examination of Stanford quarterback K.J. Costello and the 2019 NFL Draft prospect’s work from tight pockets.  Danger on the football field often times mirrors real life in the sense that success is usually […]