Category: 2018 NFL Draft

  • RSP Boiler Room No. 108: The Oddity of QB Mason Rudolph (OK St.)

    RSP Boiler Room No. 108: The Oddity of QB Mason Rudolph (OK St.)

      Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room examines Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph’s vertical accuracy and current skill with reading and manipulating coverage.  Mason Rudolph is an odd prospect. Most quarterbacks have better accuracy within a range of 25 yards and under. Rudolph has better accuracy on vertical throws. I’ve studied around 200 attempts thus far, […]

  • Sam Darnold: Extended Aggression

    Sam Darnold: Extended Aggression

    Rookie Scouting Portfolio contributor David Igono examines Sam Darnold’s process-driven, aggressive approach to throwing the football.  If there was one word that captures this year’s crop of quarterbacks it would be a common one: aggression. Each prospect demonstrates aggression in different ways, most notably with how they seize opportunities. Sam Darnold is an aggressive quarterback […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No. 107, QB Mason Rudolph (Oklahoma St.): Processor Speed

    RSP Boiler Room No. 107, QB Mason Rudolph (Oklahoma St.): Processor Speed

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room examines 2018 NFL Draft QB Prospect Mason Rudolph and the speed of his recognition-to-action versus coverage. Processor speed is an incomplete term for what this week’s RSP Boiler Room covers on Rudolph. It’s really about emotional intelligence, which on this play is the combination of recognition and action. The best […]

  • Dynasty War Zone Podcast: College Crash Course With Matt Waldman’s RSP

    Dynasty War Zone Podcast: College Crash Course With Matt Waldman’s RSP

    Rookie Scouting Portfolio author Matt Waldman and Pacific Coast Scouting’s Lawrence Chaney each share 10 players to watch for the 2017 college football season.  This week’s Dynasty War Zone podcast features Lawrence Chaney (@PacificScouting) and Matt Waldman (@MattWaldman). These two analysts joined us to discuss the top 2018 draft-eligible players heading into the start of the […]

  • Mason Rudolph: Discovering Vertical Anticipation

    Mason Rudolph: Discovering Vertical Anticipation

    The RSP’s David Igono shows why Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph’s capacity to throw accurate 50/50 targets is noteworthy. A quarterback’s ability to effectively throw 50/50 balls downfield is often an under-appreciated skill that is often solely credited to the receiver. The truth is usually somewhere in the middle yet refined ball placement by the […]

  • Baker Mayfield: Respond or React?

    Baker Mayfield: Respond or React?

    Baker Mayfield is an instinctual quarterback who thrives on extending plays, utilizing his legs to create time and space. His play evokes memories of talented mobile quarterbacks past, such as Johnny Manziel, forcing defenses to pick their poison. Mayfield is exciting to watch because he’s a predator. He has the guts to go for the […]

  • The Justin Jackson (RB Northwestern) Boiler Room Festival

    The Justin Jackson (RB Northwestern) Boiler Room Festival

    Matt Waldman’s Rookie Scouting Portfolio has a Boiler Room love affair with Justin Jackson’s agility, balance, leverage, and stiff-arm. Forget the popcorn, get the licorice because you may need to tie together a rope of candy to pull yourself out of this running back love-fest. Justin Jackson is a bad-ass (shut yo mouth) college running back […]

  • RSP Film Room No. 117: RB Nick Chubb’s 2016 Injury Return vs. North Carolina

    RSP Film Room No. 117: RB Nick Chubb’s 2016 Injury Return vs. North Carolina

    Matt Waldman’s Rookie Scouting Portfolio examines Nick Chubb’s 32-carry, 222-yard, 2-TD return from injury in this RSP Film Room. Georgia running back Nick Chubb had a better freshman year than Leonard Fournette. If you don’t believe me, ask Fournette (he said it). On the first play of Chubb’s sophomore effort against Tennessee, Chubb tore his […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No. 102: RB Ralph Webb (Vanderbilt) Pads And Knees

    RSP Boiler Room No. 102: RB Ralph Webb (Vanderbilt) Pads And Knees

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room examines the pad level and knee usage of 2018 NFL Draft prospect Ralph Webb of Vanderbilt. Reduction of surface level is a key trait for technically sound tackle breakers at the NFL level. The less a defender can grab onto with ease, the more likely a ball carrier runs through […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No. 101: QB Lamar Jackson (Louisville) Drops And Accuracy

    RSP Boiler Room No. 101: QB Lamar Jackson (Louisville) Drops And Accuracy

    Matt Waldman’s Rookie Scouting Portfolio examines the footwork of Lamar Jackson, a top quarterback prospect for the 2018 NFL Draft. A quarterback’s footwork is a window to his mind. As I continue studying Lamar Jackson’s game, I see an intelligent, patient, and accurate passer when he begins the play with a plan. Even if the defense […]