Category: 2018 NFL Draft

  • RSP Boiler Room No. 117: QB Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma) Owning The Pocket

    RSP Boiler Room No. 117: QB Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma) Owning The Pocket

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room examines a facet of Oklahoma QB and 2018 NFL Draft prospect Baker Mayfield’s command of the pocket that must improve.   Johnny Manziel, Russell Wilson, and Drew Brees are three quarterbacks I’ve seen as comparison points for Baker Mayfield. Whether or not I see merit in any of them is not […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No. 116: WR James Washington (OK St.) Vertical Prowess

    RSP Boiler Room No. 116: WR James Washington (OK St.) Vertical Prowess

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room examines Oklahoma State wide receiver James Washington’s ability to control his opponent in the vertical game.  There are several facets of vertical route running that are as important, if not more important than deep speed. Not all of them are essential, but most winning vertical routes feature a receiver showcasing […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No. 115: Brains Over Burst

    RSP Boiler Room No. 115: Brains Over Burst

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room examines a common issue with college and NFL running back development with Miami’s Mark Walton. Every good running back must develop craft to accompany their physical skill, or they will not become competent professionals. Last week, I examined brains over brawn. This week, it’s brains over burst. Miami’s Mark Walton […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No. 114: Top RB Play Is Brains Over Brawn

    RSP Boiler Room No. 114: Top RB Play Is Brains Over Brawn

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room examines a common issue with college and NFL running back development with Miami RB Mark Walton’s sophomore tape as an example. Brains over brawn. At some point, every good running back must develop craft to accompany their physical skill or they will not become competent professionals. Football analysts and media […]

  • Devy Watch Pod: Matt Waldman’s RSP Talking 2018 QB Class

    Devy Watch Pod: Matt Waldman’s RSP Talking 2018 QB Class

    Matt Waldman’s RSP joins the Devy Watch Podcast for a conversation about the top 2018 quarterback prospects and the complexities of scouting the position. When Lawrence Chaney approached me to join him, Jason DiRienzo, and Cody Garrett for a conversation about the 2018 quarterback class I was excited to share what I have seen. I normally […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No. 113: QB Mike White (Western Kentucky)

    RSP Boiler Room No. 113: QB Mike White (Western Kentucky)

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room examines QB Mike White displaying advanced skills at manipulating coverage. I know what you’re thinking: Waldman’s going to show us a clip of a quarterback holding the safety to one side and throwing the ball to the open receiver breaking into the vacant space opposite the defensive back. It’s the kind […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No. 112: QB J.T. Barrett (Ohio State)

    RSP Boiler Room No. 112: QB J.T. Barrett (Ohio State)

    Studying the NFL game and using it as a template for evaluating college players is a vital part of prospect evaluation. Otherwise, there’s a great danger that the analysis will be no different than that of the average fan. Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett delivered a 300-yard, multiple-touchdown performance in the August opener at Indiana this […]

  • RSP Film Room No. 111: TE Tyler Conklin (Central Michigan)

    RSP Film Room No. 111: TE Tyler Conklin (Central Michigan)

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room examines Tight End Tyler Conklin’s blocking in open space. If you don’t know Tyler Conklin, you won’t get acquainted with his 2017 performance because he suffered a broken foot in August. His 2016 tape provides enough reasons to keep him on draftnik’s collective radar. Conklin has receiving chops. The Chippewas […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No. 110: TE Mark Andrews (Oklahoma)

    RSP Boiler Room No. 110: TE Mark Andrews (Oklahoma)

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room bridges the realistic and fantasy potential of Oklahoma Tight End Mark Andrews. What makes a tight end a productive receiver? The simple answer is a general one: He has enough height, strength, burst, and agility to separate from defenders into open space and the hand-eye coordination to catch the football. […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No. 109: RB Ray Lawry (Old Dominion), Reading The Field And Value of Effort

    RSP Boiler Room No. 109: RB Ray Lawry (Old Dominion), Reading The Field And Value of Effort

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room examines a great pre- and post-snap read of the defense by 2018 NFL Draft prospect RB Ray Lawry. In addition to athletic ability, the greatest differences between the college and NFL game is the amount of information that players must process immediately before and after the snap and how well […]