Category: 2016 NFL Draft

  • RSP Film Room No.65: QBs Trevone Boykin & Baker Mayfield

    RSP Film Room No.65: QBs Trevone Boykin & Baker Mayfield

    Football Gameplan’s Gene Clemons asked for a double feature to compare and contrast two 6-1, 205-ish QBs in similar offenses: TCU’s Trevone Boykin and OU’s Baker Mayfield. I don’t follow college football narratives. I barely know who is competing for the Heisman. I only know Mark Richt got fired by Georgia and hired by Miami […]

  • Joel Stave and The NFL Redshirt

    Joel Stave and The NFL Redshirt

    A telltale sign of a good prospect is their demonstration of sound fundamentals that translate directly to the next level. Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave has a firm enough understanding of the quarterback position that he’s an unsung prospect worth keeping tabs on. He exhibits clean, crisp footwork in the pocket. He possesses an aptitude for the intermediate […]

  • Cardale Jones and the Context of Confidence

    Cardale Jones and the Context of Confidence

    Like most who study QB play, Cardale Jone fascinates David Igono. So does the role of confidence in performance. Good underclassmen quarterbacks are often intriguing developmental prospects. The little I’ve seen of Ohio State’s Cardale Jones has me fascinated. The upside is clearly there. He has a feel for the game that he hasn’t completely […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No.8: WR Michael Thomas, Ohio State

    RSP Boiler Room No.8: WR Michael Thomas, Ohio State

    What a simple slant can teach you about Michael Thomas’ NFL potential. For analysis of skill players in this year’s draft class, download the 2016 Rookie Scouting Portfolio – early-bird purchase for April 1 download available now. Better yet, if you’re a fantasy owner the Post-Draft Add-on comes with the 2012 – 2015 RSPs at no additional […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No.7: NC State QB Jacoby Brissett

    RSP Boiler Room No.7: NC State QB Jacoby Brissett

    Characteristics of Jacoby Brissett’s game that reveal a relaxed performer, even when things go off kilter.  Rhythm. Feel. Poise. Soft skills matter in player evaluation–especially when that player is the functional leader of the offense. Successful quarterback play requires the integration of rote technique, strategic mastery of the opposition, athletic ability, the ability to adjust […]

  • RSP Film Room No.64: Huskies RB Dwayne Washington w/Sigmund Bloom

    RSP Film Room No.64: Huskies RB Dwayne Washington w/Sigmund Bloom

    My buddy Sigmund Bloom brings the couch to the film room and requested I choose an intriguing, off-the-radar prospect for viewing. Dwayne Washington is a former wide receiver. At 6-2, 221 pounds, you can see that with his high-cut frame and running style. You can also see the speed, flexibility, strength, and quick-thinking that flows […]

  • Reads Listens Views 11/20/2015

    Reads Listens Views 11/20/2015

    Bourdain at the Waffle House, Academic study on QB and race discrimination, ITP, Snarky Puppy, Dynasty Tiers, and lots more. Snarky Puppy “Outlier (We Like It Here)” 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 […]

  • Steps Ahead: Arkansas RB Alex Collins

    Steps Ahead: Arkansas RB Alex Collins

    Waldman chops up the misnomer that RB is mostly intuitive while analyzing a clip of Arkansas’ Alex Collins Most people consider running back a physical and intuitive position. Few consider the conceptual acumen the position requires to achieve a high level of success. They stick to the narrative that vision, footwork, and balance are some […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No.6: TE O.J. Howard, Alabama

    RSP Boiler Room No.6: TE O.J. Howard, Alabama

    The athletic Alabama tight end is an exciting college player, but  what will it take for Howard to become a NFL starter? For analysis of skill players in the 2017 draft class, pre-order a login for the 2017 Rookie Scouting Portfolio – early-bird purchase discount for April 1 download available now through January 6, 2017. Better yet, […]

  • RSP Film Room No.63: DE Myles Garrett, Texas A&M

    RSP Film Room No.63: DE Myles Garrett, Texas A&M

    Football Insiders’ John Owning returns to the RSP Film Room with a look at one of the most impressive edge rushers of this draft. Maybe even the past two drafts.  The bend. The stride. The burst. The finish. These things about Myles Garrett remind John Owning of DeMarcus Ware. Garrett’s performance against Arizona State is […]