Category: RSP Boiler Room Videos (Short Form)

  • Boiler Room: RB Joe Bergeron

    Boiler Room: RB Joe Bergeron

    Former Texas running back Joe Bergeron has size and strength, but these two qualities alone do not make a powerful NFL runner — see Andre Williams  Joe Bergeron is 6-1, 232 pounds with thighs that resemble Earl Campbell’s. The big back scored 25 touchdowns in three years with the Longhorns, earning 1592 career yards from […]

  • Boiler Room: WR Kevin White

    Boiler Room: WR Kevin White

    With receivers like WVU’s Kevin White, it’s often how you start and not how you finish — especially in the red zone.  A player whose stock is rising this year is West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White. At 6-3, 210 pounds, White has the muscular dimensions of a player like Michael Crabtree while wearing the […]

  • Boiler Room: Duke WR Jamison Crowder

    Boiler Room: Duke WR Jamison Crowder

    Inches and milliseconds separate good college players from quality starters in the pros. Two plays illustrate how close (and far) Crowder might be from the NFL. A series I started last spring at this blog is The Boiler Room. One of the challenges involved with player analysis is to be succinct with delivering the goods. As the author […]

  • 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 […]

  • Boiler Room: WR DeVante Parker

    Boiler Room: WR DeVante Parker

    Selling a vertical route starts with the first few steps off the line. See why this is so important with successful route running. It’s hard not to like Louisville wide receiver DeVante Parker as an NFL prospect. He’s tall, fast, and has a quick first-step with the ball in his hands. I also like his […]

  • 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 […]

  • Boiler Room: Nebraska WR Quincy Enunwa

    Boiler Room: Nebraska WR Quincy Enunwa

    Ever think about how you’ve changed over the years? What did the “old you” think, say, and do versus the “new you?” This is something I think about all the time when I’m studying football players. I remember the first time I saw Terrell Owens as a rookie. He wasn’t the rocked-up, raging force of […]

  • Boiler Room: QB Johnny Manziel and Why I Think of Ali

    Boiler Room: QB Johnny Manziel and Why I Think of Ali

    Manziel isn’t as haphazard and reckless as you think. The question is will the quarterback’s style become haphazard and reckless at the elevated level of pro football? 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 […]

  • Boiler Room: Arizona State RB Marion Grice

    Boiler Room: Arizona State RB Marion Grice

    One of my favorite players in this draft thus far is this 6-0, 204-lb. Sun Devils running back with the vision, balance, and grit to get the most from every play.  A series I started last spring at the RSP blog is The Boiler Room. One of the challenges involved with player analysis is to be succinct […]

  • 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 […]