Category: 2014 NFL Draft

  • Flashes: WR Allen Hurns, Miami

    Flashes: WR Allen Hurns, Miami

    Long-time college and NFL coach Dave Wannestedt told an ESPN crew that he awarded Dion Lewis a full ride to Pitt after watching just one play of the Browns running back’s high school tape. Sounds foolish, but I won’t lie: There are some plays impressive enough that you realize you’ve seen much of what you…

  • Flashes: QB Chase Rettig, Boston College

    Flashes: QB Chase Rettig, Boston College

    Playing quarterback at a high level requires a pairing of skill sets that at times seem paradoxical. Intense preparation and freewheeling improvisational skill. Finesse and grit. Control and abandon. An elephantine memory and selective amnesia. It’s why it’s the toughest position to evaluate. Kurt Warner sat on the bench at Northern Iowa for three years.…

  • Futures at Football Outsiders: Venric Mark, Offensive Weapon?

    Futures at Football Outsiders: Venric Mark, Offensive Weapon?

    Venric Mark: Offensive Weapon? by Matt Waldman A couple of months ago, an employee from an NFL player-personnel department asked for preliminary input on a project he’s undertaking. He asked me to relay things I watch when I study offensive skill players that he could quantify. One of the things I shared pertains to running backs. What…

  • 2013 RSP Excerpt and Sample: Seattle RB Christine Michael

    2013 RSP Excerpt and Sample: Seattle RB Christine Michael

    I heard a TV commentator compare Michael to Ahman Green and attribute that comparison to former A&M coach Mike Sherman. The comparison is dead-on. Michael has a strong burst, good finishing strength, nice pad level, and quick feet to make sharp cuts. I think he flashes some skill at the cutback while still having the…

  • RSP Film Room Podcast: Rajion Neal – Minimizing Losses

    RSP Film Room Podcast: Rajion Neal – Minimizing Losses

    Even when Justin Hunter and Cordarrelle Patterson were turning SEC fields into track meets, Tennessee runner Rajion Neal was known as the fastest player on the team. The 211-pound running back displays elements of skill and maturity that make him a player worth watching as the 2014 NFL Draft season gets underway. Neal is the…