Category: Running Back

  • RSP Film Room No.4 w/Ryan Riddle: LB Shaq Thompson and RB Jay Ajayi

    RSP Film Room No.4 w/Ryan Riddle: LB Shaq Thompson and RB Jay Ajayi

    Ryan Riddle and I love watching football together and it shines through in our examination of two prospects: Washington linebacker Shaq Thompson and Boise State running back Jay Ajayi. Riddle does a fantastic job of noting that Thompson might be a player without a position at this stage of his career and in the process, […]

  • Futures: Miami RB Duke Johnson

    Futures: Miami RB Duke Johnson

    Is Johnson capable of NFL brilliance? Burst will ultimately tell the tale. by Matt Waldman The 2015 running back draft class is a potential embarrassment of riches. It may test the collective sentiment of recent claims from football media that running back is no longer an early-round position. To give full disclosure, I’ve often tried […]

  • RSP Film Room No.3 w/Guest Josh Norris, Rotoworld: RBs T.J. Yeldon and Tevin Coleman

    RSP Film Room No.3 w/Guest Josh Norris, Rotoworld: RBs T.J. Yeldon and Tevin Coleman

    Rotoworld’s rising star Josh Norris joins me in the RSP Film Room to review tape of Alabama RB T.J. Yeldon and Indiana back Tevin Coleman. Some of the topics covered in this episode: Norris’ concept “Where he wins.” What is “having a nose for the end zone?” Fine points of RB pass protection. NFL creases […]

  • RSP Film Room No.2 w/Sigmund Bloom: RB Duke Johnson and WR Kasen Williams

    RSP Film Room No.2 w/Sigmund Bloom: RB Duke Johnson and WR Kasen Williams

    This 90-minute show featuring Footballguys writer Sigmund Bloom reviews draftbreakdown.com highlights of Miami RB Duke Johnson and Washington WR Kasen Williams. We also revisit Johnson while viewing tape of Chris Johnson and Jamaal Charles. Subscribe to the RSP blog or to my YouTube so you don’t miss these Friday episodes. Future guests include Rotoworld’s Josh […]

  • No-Huddle Series: Yabba Dabba Yeldon

    No-Huddle Series: Yabba Dabba Yeldon

    T.J. Yeldon is a big man with a little stride. How well will it work in the NFL? Learn who else share this running style. Big Men, Little Steps I grew up in Ohio and Georgia so it’s not much of a surprise that Herschel Walker and Keith Byars were two of my favorite college runners as […]

  • Boiler Room: Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon

    Boiler Room: Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon

      Running Backs don’t have to be “five-tool” ball carriers to succeed in the NFL — especially if a couple of tools compensate for a lack of others. Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon might be this kind of prospect.  “There’s no running back who can start and stop faster in all of college football.” This is what former […]

  • Futures at Football Outsiders: Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah

    Futures at Football Outsiders: Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah

    Abdullah could get lost in a strong class of running backs with size and speed, but good, all-round football players are just as hard to find. What is your favorite position to watch? I get this question a lot. Originally it was running back. It’s the most intuitive and improvisational role on a football field. […]

  • The Boiler Room: Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah — The Difficulty of Judging Football Speed

    The Boiler Room: Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah — The Difficulty of Judging Football Speed

    A common refrain among experienced coaches, scouts, and personnel managers is that football players rarely run untouched in a straight line for 40 yards. I’m not knocking the 40-yard dash as a combine activity — only attempting to place a proper frame around the evaluation tool when the media and fans magnify its importance. Whether […]

  • Slippery: Falcons RB Devonta Freeman

    Slippery: Falcons RB Devonta Freeman

    Falcons RB Devonta Freeman has “Slippery Power.” Find out what this means and why “Phone Booth Quicks” are necessary.  Ahmad Bradshaw is one of my favorite running backs of the past 10 years. It has nothing to do with his physical talent — there are dozens of runners with significantly better physiques and athleticism to […]

  • LSU’s Leonard Fournette: Best High School RB in a Decade?

    LSU’s Leonard Fournette: Best High School RB in a Decade?

    In a decade? So says the Sporting News college football preview. The next Adrian Peterson? Some say so. I thought I’d take a look.  I’m not one to spend any time on high school players. As I’ve heard from numerous coaches and football men the more stars next to a prep prospect’s names, the more […]