Category: 2018 NFL Draft

  • RSP Boiler Room No. 100: QB Lamar Jackson (Louisville)

    RSP Boiler Room No. 100: QB Lamar Jackson (Louisville)

    The RSP Boiler Room examines Lamar Jackson, a top quarterback prospect for the 2018 NFL Draft, and his skill for reading the field and negotiating the pocket. When I say that I like to seclude myself from the college football media narratives, I am not lying. I watch hundreds of colleges games each year. If […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No. 99: WR Anthony Miller (Memphis) And Boundary Technique

    RSP Boiler Room No. 99: WR Anthony Miller (Memphis) And Boundary Technique

    Matt Waldman’s Rookie Scouting Portfolio examines NFL-approved boundary technique from wide receiver prospect Anthony Miller of Memphis. The most memorable insights I get from attending practices often go well beyond the players in attendance. Before the big networks made a deal with the Senior Bowl to stake its claim to the stretch of land along […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No. 98 RB Lavon Coleman (Washington): Stand-Up Pass Protection Technique

    RSP Boiler Room No. 98 RB Lavon Coleman (Washington): Stand-Up Pass Protection Technique

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room series examines 2018 NFL Draft prospect Lavon Coleman and a common pass protection flaw among running backs at this stage of his development. One of my favorite backs of the past 20 years was Edgerrin James. The most common narrative with James is the idea of “what would have been” […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No. 97 RB Lavon Coleman (Washington): Is This A Block?

    RSP Boiler Room No. 97 RB Lavon Coleman (Washington): Is This A Block?

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room episode on Lavon Coleman will bore fanboys, #IDGAF. If you’re looking for a highlight reel glorifying or critiquing a player, you’ve come to the wrong place, fanboy. This 11-minute video focuses on a lead blocking assignment. Most of you will find this video boring as hell. If you are a scout, […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No. 96 WR Michael Gallup (CSU): Reading Zone

    RSP Boiler Room No. 96 WR Michael Gallup (CSU): Reading Zone

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Film Room examines part of the process that NFL Draft prospect wide receiver Michael Gallup (Colorado State) takes when addressing a zone.  When fans and media discuss the demands that a young NFL wide receiver must face when transitioning from the college game, the focus is on the ones with the greatest […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No. 95: RB Derrius Guice (LSU) and Judging On-Field Speed

    RSP Boiler Room No. 95: RB Derrius Guice (LSU) and Judging On-Field Speed

    Matt Waldman uses the tape of Guice, a top running back prospect for the 2018 NFL Draft, to illustrate how he evaluates speed on film and compares it to 40 times at the NFL Combine. I don’t guess weight at the county fair, and I don’t guess 40 times on film. If you expect me […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No. 94: RB Derrius Guice (LSU), Press And Cut

    RSP Boiler Room No. 94: RB Derrius Guice (LSU), Press And Cut

    Matt Waldman shows how Guice, a top running back prospect for the 2018 NFL Draft, illustrates the value of process over result when scouting football players. I love big plays. When I was strictly a football fan, I used to spend my Sunday afternoons in Athens, Georgia on the couch with Clay, my college roommate, […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No. 93: RB Akrum Wadley (Iowa)

    RSP Boiler Room No. 93: RB Akrum Wadley (Iowa)

    Wadley, an elusive 2018 NFL Draft running back prospect, also has functional power due to his pad level. Matt Waldman provides several examples in this RSP Boiler Room episode. When you learn about Akrum Wadley (his first name is pronounced ACK-rum), you’ll hear about the tight spin moves in the hole that leave defenders grasping at […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No. 92: WR Courtland Sutton (SMU)

    RSP Boiler Room No. 92: WR Courtland Sutton (SMU)

    Matt Waldman takes a closer look at the hand position and tracking of Sutton, an athletic prospect of the 2018 NFL Draft class. Upon further review… It’s a phrase that Courtland Sutton could hear a lot on Sundays if he doesn’t spend more time with a jugs machine Monday through Friday after practice. Big, strong, […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No. 90 QB Josh Rosen (UCLA): Eye Discipline And Patience

    RSP Boiler Room No. 90 QB Josh Rosen (UCLA): Eye Discipline And Patience

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room reveals how Rosen, a prominent QB prospect in the 2018 NFL Draft, uses his eyes to patiently set up defenders. Josh Rosen has an aggressive mindset. I value this with quarterbacks even if the first time I saw Rosen, he threw multiple interceptions and two near the red zone because […]