Category: RSP Publication

  • What I’ve Learned: Context and Perspective Trump Technique

    What I’ve Learned: Context and Perspective Trump Technique

    A football writer called me up yesterday morning and broached a topic that I believe separates the savvier talent analysts from the less nuanced: quarterback mechanics.  “How important are quarterback mechanics and what do you make of analysts that cite them as critical cause-effect issues with the development or lack of development of a passer?” […]

  • RSP Sample: Cardinals RB Kerwynn Williams

    RSP Sample: Cardinals RB Kerwynn Williams

    My pre-draft analysis of the Cardinals’ new back from the 2013 RSP and a play-by-play breakdown of Williams and Marion Grice from Sunday’s Chiefs’ game.  Williams was one my underrated backs in the 2013 Rookie Scouting Portfolio. You’ll also notice that I was a big fan of Williams’ skill as a receiver and thought he […]

  • RSP Sample: WR Randall Cobb

    RSP Sample: WR Randall Cobb

    There was talk that Cobb should be turned into a scat back, but I saw a potential 10-year starter at receiver. Here’s pre-draft evaluation. Randall Cobb was my No.3 receiver in the 2011 draft class of options that included the likes of A.J. Green, Julio Jones, Torrey Smith, Leonard Hankerson, Titus Young, and Jonathan Baldwin. […]

  • RSP Flashback: Cardinals RB Andre Ellington

    RSP Flashback: Cardinals RB Andre Ellington

    I was wrong about Andre Ellington’s NFL career, but I probably would have made the same conclusions if I had to do it again. Find out why.  Rankings may be the most important thing to some readers, but it’s the least important thing to me as an analyst. I can live with being wrong about […]

  • Listening to The Whispers: Changes to The RSP — WRs and TEs

    Listening to The Whispers: Changes to The RSP — WRs and TEs

    Matt profiles changes to his TE/WR checklists and how his process encourages an interplay between logic and insight. I have spent the offseason reviewing and updating my evaluation criteria and scoring values for the Rookie Scouting Portfolio publication. I covered quarterbacks and running backs last week. Today it’s the wide receivers and tight ends. The […]

  • Listening to The Whispers: Changes to The 2015 RSP — Running Backs

    Listening to The Whispers: Changes to The 2015 RSP — Running Backs

    I’m about to find out if I can make a difficult part of my life seem funny in a post that took as direct of a path as one of Barry Sanders’ runs.  I have spent the offseason reviewing and updating my evaluation criteria and scoring values for the Rookie Scouting Portfolio publication. At the […]

  • Listening to the Whispers: Changes to 2015 RSP — Quarterbacks

    Listening to the Whispers: Changes to 2015 RSP — Quarterbacks

    Last week, I made changes to my scoring criteria for the RSP. This week, I share them with you. Appreciating the Subtleties of Life I’m learning to listen to the whispers before the voices become shouts. I believe there’s enormous power in becoming a dedicated observer of subtlety. This is especially true when it comes to your […]

  • 2014 RSP Post-Draft Ready for Download!

    2014 RSP Post-Draft Ready for Download!

    Waiting to buy the RSP for the Post-Draft Analysis? Wait no longer . . .  “I’m not sure it would be a good business decisions, but I [would] probably pay $100 for the Matt Waldman Rookie Scouting Portfolio.” -Mike Beckley, @NFLLionBlood on Twitter The 2014 Rookie Scouting Portfolio Post-Draft Add-On is ready for download.  If you’re in […]

  • A Game of Inches: The Talent Gap By the Numbers

    A Game of Inches: The Talent Gap By the Numbers

    Based on these numbers, less than 1 percent of the seniors playing college football will ever earn a second contract in the NFL. Greg Linton, an NFL agent, shared this on Twitter this morning. There’s another salient point embedded in this data that goes beyond the message of “get your education.” It’s how data displays […]

  • 2013 RSP Post-Draft Video Tour

    2013 RSP Post-Draft Video Tour

    “I first experienced the RSP last year and after reading several pages, you got me for only god knows how much time you’ll be doing it. I’d prepay this for the next ten years easily. I mean it in the most sincere way, this has become my most anticipated read of the year and once again, I know it will […]