Category: Players

  • Boiler Room: Penn State WR Allen Robinson

    Boiler Room: Penn State WR Allen Robinson

    Most believe Allen Robinson is a good prospect, so why show a positive play in the Boiler Room? The Boiler Room Series is my attempt to capture the state of an NFL prospect’s development into a single play. This is an impossible task, but what if you have a limited number of plays to state […]

  • Boiler Room: Ole Miss RB/PR Jeff Scott

    Boiler Room: Ole Miss RB/PR Jeff Scott

    Curling into the fetal position was a highlight I considered, but it wouldn’t be fair to a dynamic player. The Boiler Room Series is my attempt to capture the state of an NFL prospect’s development into a single play. This is an impossible task, but what if you have a limited number of plays to […]

  • Isaiah Crowell

    Isaiah Crowell

    Based on talent only, Alabama State’s Isaiah Crowell is the best RB in this 2014 draft class. Talent isn’t everything.   Watch an Alabama State football game and you’ll see a talented young man in a hurry. Isaiah Crowell has a sense of urgency that transcends the field of play.  Every time  the Hornets’ 5’11”, […]

  • Futures: Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro

    Futures: Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro

    Jace Amaro has the physical skills and baseline football acumen to generate talk that he’s a future Jason Witten Futures: Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro by Matt Waldman The best NFL teams possess three characteristics on the field: resiliency, intimidation, and explosiveness. Two are psychological and one is physical. All three are methods of managing […]

  • Boiler Room: CU WR Paul Richardson

    Boiler Room: CU WR Paul Richardson

    “Have you seen Paul Richardson yet?” You’re about to see why I’ve been asked this question by a follower multiple times since August. Last week, I finally watched two games of the Colorado receiver and I get it, Richardson has flash to his game. You’ll see what I mean if you’ve never heard of the […]

  • Futures: South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney

    Futures: South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney

    Let’s presume for a moment that the claim Clowney “mailed it in” this year to protect his business interests is true. Does it matter?  “That’s weird, a Michigan helmet just rolled into my room.” – Grabhammer, YouTube (May 2013) Nope. Not weird at all, Grabhammer. I saw the Wolverine football hardware on my street heading […]

  • No Huddle Series: Missouri WR L’Damien Washington

    No Huddle Series: Missouri WR L’Damien Washington

    The 2014 installment of this series begins with a rough around the edges receiver with the physical talents of A.J. Green and Justin Hunter. The No Huddle Series is an on-field profile of prospects with the talent to develop into NFL contributors, but they are projected as talents with mid-to-late round draft grades. The 2014 […]

  • Futures – Intuition and Process: FSU RB Karlos Williams

    Futures – Intuition and Process: FSU RB Karlos Williams

    Futures: FSU RB Karlos Williams by Matt Waldman People love the idea of being one step ahead of everyone else. It’s why the question, “Who is a player you like in next year’s draft?” is one of the most common I receive. I spend so much time studying the prospects most likely to declare for this year’s […]

  • RSP Flashback: Overrated (McFadden/Jones) – Underrated (Forte)

    RSP Flashback: Overrated (McFadden/Jones) – Underrated (Forte)

    The 2008 RB class was a defining moment for my development as a draft analyst.  The love for Darren McFadden was off the charts. Meanwhile there was a back toiling away in New Orleans who I thought was much better. It was another lesson in sticking to what you see and explaining it all in […]

  • RSP Flashback: Alshon Jeffery Pre-Draft Analysis

    RSP Flashback: Alshon Jeffery Pre-Draft Analysis

    How did I grade Alshon Jeffery in the 2012 NFL Draft? A potential cross between Michael Irvin and Cris Carter if Jeffery demonstrates he wants to work like a pro. Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina (6-3, 216) Cris Carter-Michael Irvin is also a good best-case scenario for a player of Jeffery’s talents. However, where Criner has a dash […]