Category: 2017 NFL Draft

  • RSP Boiler Room No.62: QB Mitch Trubisky (North Carolina) Pocket Pressure

    RSP Boiler Room No.62: QB Mitch Trubisky (North Carolina) Pocket Pressure

    When does an overreaction to pressure become a chronic problem with a quarterback’s game? Waldman explores this issue while noting a pivotal play involving QB Mitch Trubisky from a one-point game between North Carolina and Florida State with 0:14 left. How a quarterback reacts to pressure is a thorny issue. Publishing analysis that shows a […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No.61: WR Austin Carr

    RSP Boiler Room No.61: WR Austin Carr

    Examining the vital details of receiving at the boundary.  Unless I’ve missed something, Austin Carr isn’t a rare athlete within the spectrum of NFL wide receiver prospects. The Northwestern Wildcat is among the pack of receiver prospects I watch every year: Between 5’10” and 6’1″ Between 190-205 lbs. Enough speed to catch a go route of 30-40 […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No.60: QB Chad Kelly (Ole Miss) – Free From the Taskmaster

    RSP Boiler Room No.60: QB Chad Kelly (Ole Miss) – Free From the Taskmaster

    Ole Miss passer Chad Kelly demonstrates freedom of thought on the type of play that has enslaved many a top prospect.  I’ve seen many good college quarterback prospects throw blind into underneath coverage because the rhythm of the play process enslaves their senses. Quick plays where the quarterback looks to one side of the field before […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No.59: A Window Into QB Study and Clemson’s Deshaun Watson

    RSP Boiler Room No.59: A Window Into QB Study and Clemson’s Deshaun Watson

    10 minutes on pre- and post-snap reads, footwork, releases, and the challenges of integrating technique, athletic ability,  and conceptual acumen of the game in quarterback evaluation. Evaluating quarterback play is a tough gig. I’m wrong more than I’m right. I’m not alone in this regard. There are so many important facets of competent quarterback play […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No.58: RB Joseph Yearby, Miami

    RSP Boiler Room No.58: RB Joseph Yearby, Miami

    Most likely back to be underrated in the NFL Draft? Miami’s former 5-star recruit could be the one. Joseph Yearby is a lot of things on a football field that I like. This is a partial list. He frustrates defensive linemen. Penetration into the backfield? Yearby spots it and turns likely losses into quality gains. […]

  • Pre-Order the 2017 RSP: New Multi-Year Rankings, Small Price Increase

    Pre-Order the 2017 RSP: New Multi-Year Rankings, Small Price Increase

    The pre-order period for the 2017 RSP begins today through January 6 and the publication will have a new section that you’re going to love.  “Couldn’t offer this piece of work a higher endorsement. One of my favorite parts of the offseason.” -Matt Harmon, NFL.com-Footballguys.com “@MattWaldman’s Rookie Scouting Portfolio is unique and important. A must-read every […]

  • RSP Boiler Room: No.57 – Running Back Leonard Fournette (LSU) and Pacing

    RSP Boiler Room: No.57 – Running Back Leonard Fournette (LSU) and Pacing

    When the brakes go out on the dump truck rolling down a mountainside is bearing down on you, the slightest change in movement will create a reaction.  Fournette’s best fit is a gap-heavy scheme that creates a downhill exit ramp for him to do his best rendition of a runaway dump truck. And Fournette knows how to […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No.56 WR Taywan Taylor

    RSP Boiler Room No.56 WR Taywan Taylor

    Breaking down an acrobatic extension on a vertical target.  There’s a lot more to Taywan Taylor’s game than this route, but certain plays offer teachable moments. This diving catch on a target thrown past him is one of them. So is the head fake used to set up the break without losing a step—something that can […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No.55 RB Matthew Dayes & The Context of Decision-Making

    RSP Boiler Room No.55 RB Matthew Dayes & The Context of Decision-Making

    When evaluating an RB’s decision-making be careful you’re not applying an inappropriate perspective on the runner. The first tip I would give anyone evaluating a football player is to make sure you’re not confusing your vantage point with the player’s. With all the different broadcast angles we have available to watch the game, we can […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No.54: RB Leonard Fournette (LSU)

    RSP Boiler Room No.54: RB Leonard Fournette (LSU)

    One thing is indisputable about Fournette: He wants to impose his will on every opponent in his path.  When I get lost in a daydream, and that daydream is about football, one of my football fantasies is to accelerate through an opponent and leave him in my wake like a stray bowling pin flying from […]