Category: RSP Publication

  • RSP Sample Evaluation: Lions RB Zach Zenner

    RSP Sample Evaluation: Lions RB Zach Zenner

    Read and watch the pre-draft analysis of Zach Zenner from the 2015 Rookie Scouting Portfolio This post includes my ranking summary, my scouting checklist, and play-by-play reports on Zenner. For the most comprehensive analysis on rookie skill players available, download the 2015 Rookie Scouting Portfolio and 2015 Post-Draft. It’s one package at an incredible price […]

  • 2015 RSP Post-Draft Now Available!

    2015 RSP Post-Draft Now Available!

    Waiting to buy the RSP for the Post-Draft Analysis? Wait no longer . . .  “I’m not sure it would be a good business decision, but I [would] probably pay $100 for the Matt Waldman Rookie Scouting Portfolio.” -Mike Beckley, @NFLLionBlood on Twitter See what people have to say about the pre-draft publication that comes […]

  • 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. […]

  • RLV 4/10/2015 + RSP Film Room No.38 w/Sigmund Bloom

    RLV 4/10/2015 + RSP Film Room No.38 w/Sigmund Bloom

    Tre McBride RSP Film Room w/Sigmund Bloom,  Sweet Home Chicago, Trey Flowers, and Wycheck vs. Lewis RSP Film Room No.38 – Tre McBride w/Sigmund Bloom Apologies to George Kritikos who asked me about McBride in the DLF Q&A, but I politely nixed the question so I could wait to discuss him the first time here. […]

  • Dynasty League Football Q&A

    Dynasty League Football Q&A

    George Kritikos of DLF conducted a Q&A with me this weekend, covering the following topics: The RSP’s evolution over the past 10 years. Lessons I’ve learned about evaluating players during the past decade. How I evaluate my work. Why I “show my work.” The importance of Marcus Mariota’s landing spot. Does evaluation of a small-school […]

  • My Latest Appearance On the Couch w/Sigmund Bloom

    My Latest Appearance On the Couch w/Sigmund Bloom

    Bloom and I spend 90 minutes talking all sorts of things NFL Draft, including: Good and bad matches for Mariota, Winston and Hundley. Which backs are good fits for Dallas, Arizona, Houston, and San Diego? Discussion of zone and gap blocking schemes with regard to this RB class. Who are the best best receiving backs […]

  • Vikings Draft Invasion Podcast

    Vikings Draft Invasion Podcast

    I had a good time joining Andy Carlson on his podcast to talk Vikings draft and NFL prospects: • The work that goes into the Rookie Scouting Portfolio • Where did he have Teddy ranked coming in? • What about McKinnon and Cordarrelle? • The Vikings’ options at #11 • Kevin White vs Amari Cooper vs […]

  • 2015 Rookie Scouting Portfolio Now Available

    2015 Rookie Scouting Portfolio Now Available

    The 2015 Rookie Scouting Portfolio is ready for download. “You won’t find a better resource. Matt Waldman delivers. Period. Cannot recommend more highly.” – Bob Harris, FSTA Hall of Famer The 2015 RSP Tale of the Tape Standing at 1414 pages and covering 147 skill prospects, the 2015 Rookie Scouting Portfolio is now available for download at http://www.mattwaldman.com. Because a post-draft […]

  • Futures at Football Outsiders: The Knife, the Pencil, and Rookie Rankings

    Futures at Football Outsiders: The Knife, the Pencil, and Rookie Rankings

    I hate rookie rankings. You love rookie rankings. It’s a beautiful relationship. Seriously, I hate rookie rankings. It’s a black-and-white expression of 18 to 24 months of research and analysis that has more than 500 shades of grey. Why in the hell would I want to distill it to a “yes-he’s-good”/”no-he’s-not” proposition? Because as much […]

  • RSP Film Room No.33: TCU LB Paul Dawson

    RSP Film Room No.33: TCU LB Paul Dawson

    Among Eric Stoner’s talents is his experience playing and coaching linebackers. The contributing writer for the RSP blog joined me Sunday morning for a look at Dawson, who was considered a top linebacker prospect before his disappointing combine performance. Should we throw out the numbers or does the tape underscore the data? Here are some […]