Category: 2017 NFL Draft

  • RSP Boiler Room No.71: RB Stanley “Boom” Williams (Kentucky)

    RSP Boiler Room No.71: RB Stanley “Boom” Williams (Kentucky)

    If the back from Kentucky known as Boom doesn’t want have an NFL career that fizzles, he’ll need to step up his pass protection.  Pass protection begins with attitude. It’s true. An aggressive mindset is the root of good blocking from the running back position. It’s only one game, but Stanley Williams lacked this quality against […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No.70: QB DeShone Kizer (Notre Dame) – Post Snap Reaction Timing

    RSP Boiler Room No.70: QB DeShone Kizer (Notre Dame) – Post Snap Reaction Timing

    Life on the field happens fast for a quarterback—even for those fortunate enough to have the game slow down for them. When it comes to analyzing quarterback prospects, you can’t avoid a conversation about mechanics. There are so many physical techniques involved with throwing the football, it can be hard to keep up with them […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No. 69: WR Trent Taylor (Louisiana Tech)

    RSP Boiler Room No. 69: WR Trent Taylor (Louisiana Tech)

    The Louisiana Tech slot receiver does a lot more than arrow routes. Exceptional players expand the boundaries of a role. Add enough of these players to a unit and that unit becomes a nightmare for opponents. Projecting strong performance from receivers most likely to man the slot is a fool’s errand. The last player to […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No.68: QB Deshaun Watson (Clemson), General vs. Pinpoint Accuracy

    RSP Boiler Room No.68: QB Deshaun Watson (Clemson), General vs. Pinpoint Accuracy

    Middle of the field accuracy is an important part of successful passing in most NFL offenses. It’s an area where DeShaun Watson must improve.  Deshaun Watson is a National Championship Quarterback because he’s an excellent college football player. He’s also a good quarterback with room to improve. My last quick look at Watson involved his […]

  • WR Kendall Sanders’ Silent Movie

    WR Kendall Sanders’ Silent Movie

    Some flicks don’t need narration; only a soundtrack…a nasty, funky one.  (Music from a James Carter solo with his trio at Jazzowoche Burghausen 2004) I’m just having fun…more analysis to come.

  • RSP Film Room No.88: QB Patrick Mahomes (Texas Tech) – Extended Look

    RSP Film Room No.88: QB Patrick Mahomes (Texas Tech) – Extended Look

    An extended look at Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes. I believe Johnny Manziel had the skills and talent to become a good NFL quarterback. If that statement disqualifies you from taking my analysis seriously, I suggest you leave now. Not all, but many of the people I have spoken with who couldn’t imagine Manziel being […]

  • RSP Film Room No.87: RB Dalvin Cook (FSU)

    RSP Film Room No.87: RB Dalvin Cook (FSU)

    An extended look at the FSU star.  Despite the 20-plus minutes on Dalvin Cook in this RSP Film Room, there’s more that I want to see from the FSU back before I feel comfortable with my overall assessment of him. I’m sold that he’s one of the safest bets in this class of runners, but I’m […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No.66: QB DeShone Kizer (Notre Dame) – Field General

    RSP Boiler Room No.66: QB DeShone Kizer (Notre Dame) – Field General

    Several things make a strong field general. Notre Dame’s Kizer exhibits some of these skills on two plays during a second-half rally against Michigan State. I’d like to tell you that I’m a laid-back dude. Sometimes I am. A former boss—a far more extroverted, charismatic charmer on the surface—said my team operated like it was […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No.65: QB DeShone Kizer (Notre Dame) – Long-Range Accuracy

    Three plays display Kizer’s arm strength, accuracy, and maneuverability. Arm strength can break the will of a defense, but it takes maneuverability and accuracy to make it happen. DeShone Kizer has this triumvirate of skills. This Boiler Room episode features three plays from Kizer’s Michigan State performance that demonstrates three impressive skills: vertical accuracy; opposite […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No.64: WR Chad Williams, Grambling

    RSP Boiler Room No.64: WR Chad Williams, Grambling

    This fade route from Williams presents a good exercise for discerning successful and unsuccessful execution.  Can a player earn a positive assessment from a negative outcome? It depends on the way you define your process for assessing the player. Did he score touchdowns? Did he earn a strong production share of his offense? Did he […]