Category: The NFL Lens

  • Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Lens: Remembering Tony Gonzalez’s Old-Man Game

    Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Lens: Remembering Tony Gonzalez’s Old-Man Game

    During his final season as a 37-year-old NFL tight end, Atlanta Falcon Tony Gonzalez still performed at an elite level. Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Lens examines two plays. In a podcast about Old-Man Game that I made last June, I described “Old-Man Game” as the superior technical and strategic savvy that you often see from a middle-aged man […]

  • Matt Waldman’s NFL Lens: RB Darren Sproles Has Independent Rear Suspension

    Matt Waldman’s NFL Lens: RB Darren Sproles Has Independent Rear Suspension

    Eagles running back Darren Sproles is a special NFL player. Matt Waldman’s RSP examines a facet of Sproles’ footwork that aids his balance and agility in tight spaces.  What do Sproles and Marshawn Lynch have in common? Eric Stoner discovered the link when we took a Sproles video tangent during an RSP Film room on Donnel […]

  • Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Lens: Rams WR Josh Reynolds is Still Worth Your Attention

    Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Lens: Rams WR Josh Reynolds is Still Worth Your Attention

    Matt Waldman’s Rookie Scouting Portfolio still believes that second-year Rams receiver Josh Reynolds is a talent that will blossom into an NFL starter.  As with any segment of life involving human beings, you have to account for fickle and impatient behavior from sports fans. If the player isn’t good immediately, something must be wrong with […]

  • RSP NFL Lens Washington WR Paul Richardson: Savvier Than You Think

    RSP NFL Lens Washington WR Paul Richardson: Savvier Than You Think

    Matt Waldman’s Rookie Scouting Portfolio examines wide receiver Paul Richardson and how he’ll be used in Washington in 2018.  Paul Richardson is one of my favorite wide receiver prospects of the past five years. He hasn’t earned the playing time and target volume that could propel him to stardom, but he has the skills to […]

  • Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Lens: Will Lions WR Kenny Golladay Become a Primary Option in 2018?

    Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Lens: Will Lions WR Kenny Golladay Become a Primary Option in 2018?

    Matt Waldman’s Rookie Scouting Portfolio NFL Lens examines second-year Lions receiver Kenny Golladay. Will he become a primary option in Detroit in 2018? Big, strong, and fast receivers who can rebound are exciting NFL prospects, and the excitement surrounding Golladay is warranted. After watching several of his games in 2017, there’s reason for optimism that […]

  • Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Lens: Seahawks Safety Kam Chancellor

    Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Lens: Seahawks Safety Kam Chancellor

    Matt Waldman’s Rookie Scouting Portfolio revisits a play that reminds him of Kam Chancellor and the spirit of the Legion of Boom. Most of you know me as a Browns fan. My football roots are in Cleveland but when the Browns were sent to Baltimore I looked for a team to adopt as a fan. […]

  • Matt Waldman’s RSP: Patrick Mahomes First NFL Start (2017 Season Finale)

    Matt Waldman’s RSP: Patrick Mahomes First NFL Start (2017 Season Finale)

    Matt Waldman’s Rookie Scouting Portfolio examines Patrick Mahomes’ start in the preseason finale as a setup to his Week 17 regular season start. This week’s focus has been a dive into the Chiefs offense and new addition, Sammy Watkins. Second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes will be the player who will have to tie all the pieces […]

  • Matt Waldman’s NFL Lens: Sammy Watkins’ Fit In The Chiefs’ Offense

    Matt Waldman’s NFL Lens: Sammy Watkins’ Fit In The Chiefs’ Offense

      Matt Waldman’s Rookie Scouting Portfolio shows how Sammy Watkins will fit into the Chiefs’ offense. Patrick Mahomes and Sammy Watkins have the Chiefs, Kansas City media, and fans abuzz. Andy Reid is using Watkins at all three receiver positions and considering how effective this offense is at creating big plays for its receivers, there’s reason […]

  • Matt Waldman’s NFL Lens, Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins:

    Matt Waldman’s NFL Lens, Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins:

    Matt Waldman’s Rookie Scouting Portfolio uses the NFL as his lens for evaluating college talent. Sammy Watkins has a variety of techniques that set the standard.  In a recent RSP Boiler Room episode, I profiled Stanley Morgan, Jr.’s hands technique. The rationale behind the technique isn’t something anyone specially taught me. It came from studying receivers […]

  • The NFL Lens: “Separation” with Marvin Jones

    The NFL Lens: “Separation” with Marvin Jones

    Matt Waldman’s Rookie Scouting Portfolio delivers an NFL Lens segment with Marvin Jones and Desmond Trufant to illustrate what “open” looks like at the professional level.  When I first began evaluating NFL prospects, didn’t know anyone with NFL connections or experience. However, it only made sense that I use the players “who got there” as the […]