Tag: 2013 NFL Draft

  • Dri Archer: Offensive Weapon/Caffeine Substitute

    Dri Archer: Offensive Weapon/Caffeine Substitute

    With an alarm clock that goes off at 4:30 am, dawn comes around fast in my household. It doesn’t help matters that I’m not a coffee drinker. But if I could watch more prospects with Dri Archer’s big-play ability, I’d have a great 5:00 am caffeine substitute. The Kent State offensive weapon averaged 9 yards […]

  • Reads Listens Views 6/14/13

    Reads Listens Views 6/14/13

    Another Friday, another Reads Listens Views. This week has its routine mix of football and non-football content. The real world content (as usual) is often so quietly disturbing that I know 99 percent of you won’t even read it. That’s okay, I share it for the handful that do because fortunately for me I don’t […]

  • 2013 1st Round Draft Thoughts and Links

    2013 1st Round Draft Thoughts and Links

    Looking for a little preview of my 2013 Rookie Scouting Portfolio Pre-Draft Rankings? The New York Times is posting the RSP top-five at each skill position. Quarterbacks Running Backs Wide Receivers Tight Ends (Posted soon) There will likely be a cluster of  quarterbacks and receivers leaving the board in the second and third round who […]

  • The 2013 RSP “Mocking the Mock”

    The 2013 RSP “Mocking the Mock”

    I don’t do mock drafts. I have nothing against them. If I had more time, I’d probably get into them. They’re entertaining. And you can’t get much more entertaining than a Greg Cosell mock, unless of course you get my wife’s commentary layered over top – Paulette Mooney style with a Billy ‘Superstar’ Graham sensibility. […]

  • Futures: WR Cordarrelle Patterson, Playmaker

    Futures: WR Cordarrelle Patterson, Playmaker

    Cordarrelle Patterson may not be a playmaker according to Football Outsider’s Playmaker Score, but the elusive receiver with skills as a receiver that many top prospects-turned-busts lacked is worth the risk in my book. Find out where I think the Combine, production, and film study have a place in this discussion of this versatile, athletic, […]

  • Boiler Room: Michigan State RB Le’Veon Bell

    Boiler Room: Michigan State RB Le’Veon Bell

    A polarizing player in the draft community engenders endless debate – even after we see that player on an NFL field. If he succeeds his backers believe that the detractors over analyzed the situation. If the prospect struggles the  naysayers will claim the backers didn’t see enough. In this sense Le’Veon Bell is a polarizing player […]

  • Reads Listens Views 4/19/2013

    Reads Listens Views 4/19/2013

    More draft analysis on the way from RSPHQ – including more from the No-Huddle Series and Boiler Room and my take on Cordarrelle Patterson from the perspective of Football Outsiders and its Playmaker Score. If you’re new to the RSP blog, welcome to my Friday post Reads Listens Views, my chance to share things I’ve been […]

  • Futures: Why Scouting Gets a Bum Rap – A Front Office Overhaul

    Futures: Why Scouting Gets a Bum Rap – A Front Office Overhaul

    Scouting gets a bum rap. “Of course Waldman would say this,” you proclaim. “He’s a scout!” I may perform the fundamental role of one, but I am not a scout. This elicits laughter from my friend Ryan Riddle. The Bleacher Report columnist who holds Cal’s single season sack record and played with the Raiders, Ravens, […]

  • No-Huddle Series: UConn TE Ryan Griffin

    No-Huddle Series: UConn TE Ryan Griffin

    I love Draftbreakdown.com. We all love Draftbreakdown.com.  Those guys help me look less like I’m profiling poor comics art. But today, I have to go old-school and use stills with UConn tight end Ryan Griffin. It isn’t Draftbreakdowns’s fault. Their lack of attention to this prospect is a reflection of the sheer ignorance that the national […]

  • Boiler Room: Oregon St. WR Markus Wheaton

    Boiler Room: Oregon St. WR Markus Wheaton

    Wheaton is my favorite wide receiver in this draft. There are dozens of plays I’d like to show you and then there’s another dozen of one-on-one moments where he shined against a good class of corners at the Senior Bowl practices. He might not be the best receiver in this class, but I think he’s […]