Tag: 2013 Rookie Scouting Portfolio

  • No-Huddle Series: Boise State RB D.J. Harper

    No-Huddle Series: Boise State RB D.J. Harper

    Once upon a time, D.J. Harper was the lead back in the Boise State offense over Doug Martin. Two ACL injuries later and now finishing his sixth year of eligibility, Harper is entering the NFL Draft. I remember seeing Harper before the injury and there was no doubt he could fly. Most doubt Harper will […]

  • Football Outsiders: Three in the Boiler

    Football Outsiders: Three in the Boiler

    A series I started this year at the RSP blog is The Boiler Room. One of the challenges involved with player analysis is to be succinct with delivering the goods. As the author of an annual tome, I’m often a spectacular failure in this respect. Even so, I will study a prospect and see a play unfold that […]

  • RSPWP2: Recent Analysis

    RSPWP2: Recent Analysis

    As we get into the meaty portion of the draft phase for the Second Annual Rookie Scouting Portfolio Writers Project, the pick analysis will be less frequent. We’re giving writers more slack to deliver pick analysis after each selection. If they want to write blurbs, they will. If not, we’ll catch them at the end […]

  • Reads Listens Views 3/15/2013

    Reads Listens Views 3/15/2013

    2013 RSP Update I’m well into publication mode with April 1 approaching fast.  Thanks to all of you who read the blog, follow me on Twitter, and purchase the Rookie Scouting Portfolio publication. Available for download every April 1 (no joke) for going on eight years, the RSP is an online .PDF publication devoted to the […]

  • Player B

    Player B

    This time of year I’m marrying NFL Combine data with my tape analysis. I don’t take a close look until now. So today being one of the first days I’m examining the results, I came across something that – at least to the eyeball test – passed muster in a way that confirmed a conclusion […]

  • Reads Listens Views 3/8/13

    Reads Listens Views 3/8/13

    If you think of me when you see these three players – among others – you don’t need me to say any more. If you don’t, perhaps its time to starting downloading the RSP publication every April 1 Based on eight years of experience, you’ll thank me later. But first . . . What is Reads […]

  • Reads Listens Views 3/1/2013

    Reads Listens Views 3/1/2013

    I’m serving it up once again at the RSP headquarters and I want to thank all of you for reading, following, and investing (see below) in the RSP blog. I’m about 6-8 players away from finishing film study and the 2013 RSP publication is on track for its April 1 publication date. If you are new to […]

  • The Boiler Room Series: Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib

    The Boiler Room Series: Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib

    I won’t go as far to say that watching quarterbacks at college all-star practices is useless. There are fine points that can be gleaned from practices. But with each passing year I go to a college all-star game, the less time I want to spend studying them there. Watching Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick, and now […]

  • The Kaepernick Project: FSU QB E.J. Manuel

    The Kaepernick Project: FSU QB E.J. Manuel

    The attitude towards the term “project” is often a glass half-full/half-empty proposition. Colin Kaepernick was the glass half-full. Terrelle Pryor was the glass half-empty. Which one is Manuel? In light of the Alex Smith deal, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Kansas City Chiefs has an eye on Manuel as a project to develop behind […]

  • Futures at Football Outsiders: UNC Guard, Jonathan Cooper

    Futures at Football Outsiders: UNC Guard, Jonathan Cooper

    Explosive, agile, and purposeful, Cooper has what it takes to play in the NFL for a decade if he can stay healthy. There was an important decision to be made at the offices of Futures this afternoon: the boss or the wife? The work boss saw Knile Davis run a 4.30-forty at Indy; calculated the […]