Category: 2017 NFL Draft

  • RSP Boiler Room No.53: Terrell Newby, Balance-Touch

    RSP Boiler Room No.53: Terrell Newby, Balance-Touch

    What is a balance-touch? Terrell Newby demonstrates. Football fans seen the balance-touch technique all the time, but don’t know the term for it. Here’s a quick visual explanation and what it says about Nebraska’s Terrell Newby. For analysis of skill players in the 2017 draft class, pre-order a login for the 2017 Rookie Scouting Portfolio – […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No.52: TE Cethan Carter

    RSP Boiler Room No.52: TE Cethan Carter

    Footwork issues can manifest in a variety of ways for a physically talented football player. Cethan Carter has the potential to become a talented move tight end. If you want to see how far along a player’s development is, study the footwork of his routes and transition from pass catcher to runner. For analysis of […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No.51: WR Anthony Warrum, Illinois St.

    RSP Boiler Room No.51: WR Anthony Warrum, Illinois St.

    How a receiver performs in the red zone can tell you a lot about his preparation. Illinois St.  Anthony Warrum is ready.  There’s a lot that I could share with you about Anthony Warrum. Over 90 percent of it are things that you’ll learn about any receiver prospect. One area that’s overlooked is red zone […]

  • RSP Film Room: RBs Donnel Pumphrey & Darren Sproles w/Eric Stoner

    RSP Film Room: RBs Donnel Pumphrey & Darren Sproles w/Eric Stoner

    Eric Stoner and I study Darren Sproles, but first, we study a player who Emory Hunt says is used like Sproles in terms of system.  Donnel Pumphrey is the latest of a long string of players earning direct comparisons to Darren Sproles. The most sensible of these comparisons comes from Emory Hunt, who shared that […]

  • 2017 NFL Rookie Prospects and Draft Analysis

    2017 NFL Rookie Prospects and Draft Analysis

    Links to all essays, analysis, Senior Bowl coverage, and scouting reports about 2017 NFL Draft prospects come from research I undertake to write the Rookie Scouting Portfolio Publication. Now in the 12th year of publication, the RSP is the best of both worlds: a summarized magazine of reports, rankings, and analysis that also shows its work at the […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No.50: RB Jamaal Williams, BYU

    RSP Boiler Room No.50: RB Jamaal Williams, BYU

    While I watch a lot of tape on each player, one play can tell you a lot. This play from the Jamaal Williams library screams NFL running back.   When Jamaal Williams was an underclassman, he was a tall, skinny runner with speed, balance, and moves to spare. Combine his frame, his athletic ability, and […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No.49: WR Teldrick Morgan, Maryland

    RSP Boiler Room No.49: WR Teldrick Morgan, Maryland

    When it comes to playing in control and understanding the angles and leverage of the game, this receiver has skills that many top prospects lack. Be it the big-time star, the small-school gem, the underrated, or the under-appreciated, I love watching good football players. Maryland wide receiver and return man Teldrick Morgan fits the bill. […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No.48: RB D’onta Foreman (Texas) Part II, The Goods

    RSP Boiler Room No.48: RB D’onta Foreman (Texas) Part II, The Goods

    Everything you need from a running back? Maybe… Walking off the bus, 6’1” 249 pound D’onta Foreman looks like the kind of back who can do everything on a football field. Considering that Foreman’s name was on a list of the most elusive running backs in the Big 12 after some news outlet polled folks […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No.47: RB D’onta Foreman (Texas)

    RSP Boiler Room No.47: RB D’onta Foreman (Texas)

    There are a lot of good things to say about D’onta Foreman’s game. I’ll be featuring a couple of those things in the next episode. This time, we’re looking at a moment of mistaken identity on Foreman’s part.  I enjoyed watching D’onta Foreman this week. The 6’1″, 249-pound running back has traits I like. He has […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No.46: Baylor WR K.D. Cannon

    RSP Boiler Room No.46: Baylor WR K.D. Cannon

    One play can tell you a lot about a player. This double move from Baylor’s K.D. Cannon says a lot about what he can do and what he should eventually learn as a future professional.  Make no mistake, K.D. Cannon has some skill with double moves. His go-to route is the stop-and-go. Cannon can come […]