Category: 2015 NFL Draft

  • Ross Tucker Podcast: Draft Recap

    Ross Tucker Podcast: Draft Recap

    Ross Tucker had me on his Sirius Morning Kickoff to discuss the draft: How the RSP differs from the average scouting process. Elements of a good evaluation process. Player-landing spots I liked. Ameer Abdullah Leonard Williams Ha’ouli Kikaha Andrus Peat T.J. Yeldon Eric Kendricks Owamagbe Odighizuwa Eric Rowe James O’Shaughnessy Preston Smith Quarterback development. You […]

  • RSP Roundtable Podcast: Alan Dandar and Dan Hatman

    RSP Roundtable Podcast: Alan Dandar and Dan Hatman

    Get a whole new perspective on scouting and NFL decision-making and listen to this show before the draft tonight.  The NFL Draft begins today and rather than talking about prospects, I spoke with two experienced NFL football operations and personnel people about scouting, management, and strategy of building a team. This is easily one of […]

  • DLF Podcast Appearance

    DLF Podcast Appearance

      I talk shop with Karl Safchick and Jarrett Behar on the latest DLF Podcast: Winston-Mariota Dorial Green-Beckham Ameer Abdullah Late round RB prospects Enjoy! For analysis of skill players in this year’s draft class, get the 2015 Rookie Scouting Portfolio – available now. Better yet, if you’re a fantasy owner the Post-Draft Add-on comes with the 2012 […]

  • Sports Underground Podcast Appearance

    Kent Kletscher and I talk Vikings draft and RSP in this episode of the Sports Underground: Kevin White and Dorial Green-Beckham Todd Gurley or Melvin Gordon for Minnesota? Mid-round options at RB. The origins of the Rookie Scouting Portfolio. Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota? The quarterback development paradigm of the NFL and why it fails. […]

  • Futures: 2015 Time Capsule Mock (Open Again in 2018)

    Futures: 2015 Time Capsule Mock (Open Again in 2018)

      Thanks and Goodbye Today’s column is my last at Football Outsiders. I have enjoyed my three-year run with the site and I appreciate the opportunity to write here. It’s a fine staff of writers and I especially wish to thank past and present writers Doug Farrar, Tom Gower, Rivers McCown, Ben Muth, Mike Tanier, […]

  • Ruining QBs

    Ruining QBs

    Quarterback development in the NFL is like trying to flash-fry something; you either get deliciously seared-in flavor, or a burnt piece of crap.  – Former NFL scout and current consultant to over a dozen teams. The decision to start a rookie quarterback as the rule rather than the exception confounds me. I’d like to see […]

  • RSP Film Room No.46: LB/DE Dante Fowler w/Dan Hatman

    RSP Film Room No.46: LB/DE Dante Fowler w/Dan Hatman

    An instructive session with a former NFL scout who does a methodical job of breaking down a player with potential to play multiple positions. Dan Hatman is the founder of the Scouting Academy,  an educational service devoted to teaching the fundamentals of the game and player evaluation to fans, aspiring scouts, media, and football professionals. While […]

  • Eric Stoner’s Cheesehead TV Podcast Appearance

    Eric Stoner’s Cheesehead TV Podcast Appearance

    Stoner joins Aaron Nagler for a “deep dive” on inside linebacker prospects. Download the podcast. Session Notes: The cluster of LBs in the the second and the roles they can fill. Erick Kendricks Stephone Anthony Bernardrick McKinney. Carl Bradford Killing Nagler’s Paul Dawson dreams. Why some freelancing LBs improve in the NFL. QBs  Mariota, Winston, Hundley, […]

  • Waldman 49ers Better Rivals Podcast Appearance

    Waldman 49ers Better Rivals Podcast Appearance

    I had the pleasure of speaking with Oscar and David for an hour on the Better Rivals podcast. Session notes might not be completely accurate because the duo will be chopping up the podcast into two episodes. I’ll post the second episode when it’s out, but here’s the comprehensive menu: My pre-draft thoughts on Quinton […]

  • Sigmund Bloom On the Couch Podcast: Eric Stoner

    Sigmund Bloom On the Couch Podcast: Eric Stoner

    RSP contributor Eric Stoner joins Bloom On the Couch 10 days before the draft for a great discussion from the trenches and off-ball linebackers: Who was part of the Draft Mehcca crew? The two archetypes of quarterbacks High-variance and efficient Examples of both Why Mariota compares to Matt Ryan On Leonard Williams’ prospects Why he’s already at his […]