Category: 2016 NFL Draft

  • Defenders I’ll Be Watching In Mobile

    Defenders I’ll Be Watching In Mobile

    Bramel shares where practice helps analysts value defensive prospects and who he’ll be watching perform these drills in Mobile. Some argue the limited playbook and lack of full contact during team drills prevent a full reckoning of a defensive player’s talent during Senior Bowl practices. I always counter that there’s much to see in the […]

  • Senior Bowl Central

    Senior Bowl Central

    This post will be updated all week with relevant links to RSP coverage and commentary related to the Senior Bowl. Bookmark. Event Coverage Senior Bowl Offensive Wrap (Waldman) Senior Bowl Defensive Wrap (Bramel) Rod Marinelli: Mickey Goldmill And The Physics of Defensive Line Play (Bramel) North Practice: Day 2 (Waldman) Brief Thoughts on South Practice: […]

  • Oregon QB Vernon Adams, Jr.: The Language of a Playmaker

    Oregon QB Vernon Adams, Jr.: The Language of a Playmaker

    Marcus Mariota’s replacement is an intriguing NFL prospect in his own right. See why the Ducks made the right call to sign this red-shirt senior from Eastern Washington and what makes him a compelling option despite his physical limitations. Let’s get this out of the way: Forget Drew Brees, Jeff Garcia, Doug Flutie, Teddy Bridgewater […]

  • Quick Thoughts on Catching the Football

    Quick Thoughts on Catching the Football

    Yesterday, I posted a RSP Boiler Room episode on Notre Dame WR William Fuller. An athletic prospect with deep speed and skill after the catch, much of the five-minute video is devoted to highlighting where Fuller’s technique for catching the ball experiences breakdowns that could slow his transition to the NFL or limit his usefulness […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No.16: WR William “Flash” Fuller, Notre Dame

    RSP Boiler Room No.16: WR William “Flash” Fuller, Notre Dame

    A well-appointed nickname can tell you a lot about a player’s game.  William “Flash” Fuller is a good example. He can turn the field upside down with the ball in his hands or he can cut through traffic with the precision of a scalpel.  “Flash” is also a good descriptor for his NFL potential. When […]

  • Early January Brain Dump

    Early January Brain Dump

    I’ve been making a lot of short videos this year in lieu of written articles. If you miss the written pieces, let me know. And if you miss the written pieces, you’ll probably appreciate today’s quick download of thoughts from my “first pass” at prospects between June and December. These are initial impressions. Some, if […]

  • RSP Film Room No.69: S.Miss WR Michael Thomas, Sleeper Alert

    RSP Film Room No.69: S.Miss WR Michael Thomas, Sleeper Alert

    Allen Hurns and Stefon Diggs were draft-day values the past two years. This Golden Eagle has the skills to be the next pleasant surprise in the NFL. Football Gameplan’s Turron Davenport joined me last week to share compelling thoughts on projecting De’Runnya Wilson’s skills to the NFL. This week, I had Davenport return so I could share […]

  • Reads Listens Views 1/1/2016

    Welcome to the draft season, Vad Lee’s Rorschach answer, 2016 RSP Early-Bird Welcome If you’re new to the Rookie Scouting Portfolio blog, welcome.  On Fridays I post links to pieces that I’ve found personally compelling or to content I hope will scratch that itch, but I haven’t read yet. As I’ve long said about this […]

  • RSP Film Room No.68: WR De’Runnya Wilson, Mississippi St.

    RSP Film Room No.68: WR De’Runnya Wilson, Mississippi St.

    Turron Davenport of Football Gameplan joins the show and brings with him compelling admiration for Wilson’s NFL potential.  Davenport and I share the same addition for receiver play, which always makes watching the position with him a good time. When I asked him to return to the show, he broached the idea of studying Wilson. […]

  • Barbecue, Poker and Cody Kessler

    Barbecue, Poker and Cody Kessler

    David Igono takes a deeper look at USC’s starting quarterback and admires the elegance of his skill sets. A QB that can extend a play is a valuable asset to an offensive play caller. USC’s Cody Kessler shows an advanced ability to be accurate on the move. Kessler manages pressure very well. He also displays […]