Category: 2018 NFL Draft

  • Pre-Order The 2018 RSP Now!

    Pre-Order The 2018 RSP Now!

      The pre-order Matt Waldman’s 2018 Rookie Scouting Portfolio — available for download April 1. For those of you who are ready to pre-order your 2018 RSP, click this link and it will take you to the sales page where you can buy your login and password for the April 1 and May downloads of the […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No. 121: RB Nick Chubb (Georgia), Balance, Flexion, And Footwork

    RSP Boiler Room No. 121: RB Nick Chubb (Georgia), Balance, Flexion, And Footwork

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room examines the impressive footwork and balance of 2018 NFL Draft prospect, RB Nick Chubb. Sometimes the tiniest details are the most impressive. This touchdown run from Georgia RB Nick Chubb seems like a ho-hum play from the broadcast angle. From the end zone view, we see that Chubb does something special […]

  • RSP Film Room No. 121: RB Saquon Barkley (Penn State)

    RSP Film Room No. 121: RB Saquon Barkley (Penn State)

    Matt Waldman’s RSP examines the decision-making flaws of 2018 NFL Draft prospect RB Saquon Barkley. Big, fast, agile, creative, and versatile, what if I told you that Saquon Barkley wasn’t a sure thing as an NFL starter? Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? After all, the tools are tremendous. Watch enough tape and it appears that Barkley […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No. 120: QB Kyle Lauletta (Richmond), Quiet Feet

    RSP Boiler Room No. 120: QB Kyle Lauletta (Richmond), Quiet Feet

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room examines the pocket footwork of 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Kyle Lauletta. I recently studied Kyle Lauletta’s performance against William & Mary. The box score was ugly — 221 yards, 2 interceptions, 4 dropped passes, 3 sacks, and a fumbled shotgun snap. As is often the case, the box score provided […]

  • RSP Film Room No. 118: RB John Kelly (Tennessee), Extended Look

    RSP Film Room No. 118: RB John Kelly (Tennessee), Extended Look

    Matt Waldman’s Rookie Scouting Portfolio examines RB John Kelly, a 2018 NFL Draft Prospect from Tennessee with an impressive skill set.  Alvin Kamara is lighting up the league as part of a fantastic Saints ground attack. I thought Kamara was an excellent fit for the Saints. His quickness, agility, receiving skill, and balance against indirect […]

  • 2018 NFL Rookie Prospects, Draft Analysis, and Podcasts

    2018 NFL Rookie Prospects, Draft Analysis, and Podcasts

    Links to all essays, analysis, Senior Bowl coverage, and scouting reports about 2018 NFL Draft prospects come from research I undertake to write the Rookie Scouting Portfolio Publication. Now in the 13th 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 […]

  • Matt Waldman’s 2018 Rookie Scouting Portfolio Will Include A Subscriber Newsletter!

    Matt Waldman’s 2018 Rookie Scouting Portfolio Will Include A Subscriber Newsletter!

      Matt Waldman’s Rookie Scouting Portfolio continues outperforming its draft grade. Details inside. I hope this post finds you well. When I began the Rookie Scouting Portfolio in the spring of 2005, I wanted to create a draft guide that both the hardcore draftnik and fantasy owner would value. Your support of the RSP has […]

  • 2018 Rookie Scouting Portfolio Publication Player List

    2018 Rookie Scouting Portfolio Publication Player List

    Matt Waldman’s running list of 2018 NFL Draft prospects who will appear in the April 1 RSP publication. Each year, I like to list the players who will be in the Rookie Scouting Portfolio publication. This is an updated list of players I’ve already studied for the 2018 RSP. If any of these players return […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No. 119: An Underrated Facet Of Pocket Presence

    RSP Boiler Room No. 119: An Underrated Facet Of Pocket Presence

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room examines the pocket skills of 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Trace McSorley and NFL QBs Jared Goff and Russell Wilson. Quarterbacks must win from the pocket in the NFL. This is a true statement. It becomes false when we try to apply that maxim too rigidly to a quarterback’s height, weight, […]

  • Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room No. 118: QB Baker Mayfield, Coverage Reads, And Footwork

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room No. 118: QB Baker Mayfield, Coverage Reads, And Footwork

    Matt Waldman’s RSP examines QB Baker Mayfield’s ability to cycle through progressions and deliver with balanced footwork.  Baker Mayfield is in the news after he grabbed his crotch during a victory over Kansas. Without seeing the game or reading much about what happened, I imagine the action was in response to the Kansas team captains […]