Tag: 2013 Rookie Scouting Portfolio

  • The Best On-Field RB Prospect No One is Talking About

    The Best On-Field RB Prospect No One is Talking About

    It’s late and I have to write about this prospect because he’s one of the few that generated that “wow” factor for me. Understand, the “wow” factor for me has included players ranging from Matt Forte, Ray Rice, Russell Wilson, and Ahmad Bradshaw to Cedric Peerman, Nate Davis, Trent Edwards, and Bilal Powell. Even if…

  • Reads Listens Views 2/22/2013

    Reads Listens Views 2/22/2013

    Friday Sleeper Tip: Cincinnati WR Kenbrell Thompkins I’m wrapping up my film study for the 2013 Rookie Scouting Portfolio this month. I watch multiple games of almost every player I study and I try to document at least 2-3 of those views for the publication so my readers can have play-by-play notes that shows the…

  • Instinct or Practice: Demystifying the Nature of Running Back

    Instinct or Practice: Demystifying the Nature of Running Back

    Is it instinct or practice? Nothing is as simple as it looks. Here’s a 2nd-and-five run by USC running back Silas Redd in the middle of the second quarter against Utah this year that begs the question. Nice run. Some might say Redd demonstrated excellent balance. Others might go further and say it was nice…

  • Forget Leon Sandcastle

    Forget Leon Sandcastle

    Forget Leon Sandcastle. He’s a joke – albeit a hilarious one. I’ve dug deep into my contacts to unearth a gem. A prospect so good that he will make you wonder if his career will be on par with the all-time greats. In fact, I guarantee it. To give you some context, Bo Jackson was the…

  • “If You’re Looking For The Next Russell Wilson…”

    “If You’re Looking For The Next Russell Wilson…”

    WARNING: This is a post is about to engage in a severe form of nitpicking of two quality analysts of football – one whom I know and respect greatly. I only know the true intention of one of the two statements below about NFL quarterback prospects and that one came with Doug’s response after originally…

  • Walk on the Wild Side: The Immeasurable Measure of Greatness

    Walk on the Wild Side: The Immeasurable Measure of Greatness

    “The single trait that separates great quarterbacks from good quarterbacks is the ability to make the great, spontaneous decision, especially at a crucial time. The clock is running down and your team is five points behind. The play that was called has broken down and 22 players are moving in almost unpredictable directions all over…

  • No-Huddle Series: LSU RB Spencer Ware (and 2015 Update)

    No-Huddle Series: LSU RB Spencer Ware (and 2015 Update)

    (Audio of this post’s highlight videos is NSFW) “If I had to take a hit from anybody, it wouldn’t be Spencer Ware. He’s a guy who’s going to put everything into it and fight for that extra yard.” – Josh Dworaczyk, LSU Tackle [Author’s Note: For a look at Ware’s work with the Chiefs, scroll to the…

  • Reads Listens Views 2/8/2013

    Reads Listens Views 2/8/2013

    Quick Take: Lache Seastrunk One of my favorite runners in the NFL is Ahmad Bradshaw. He was never going to be a dominant player, but there’s no denying his combination of skill and heart. One of my favorite games I’ve ever watched of a running back was Bradshaw at Marshall versus an excellent Tennessee run…

  • Tulane QB Ryan Griffin and The Disconnect Between Evaluating and Drafting Talent

    Tulane QB Ryan Griffin and The Disconnect Between Evaluating and Drafting Talent

    The flavor of Texas versus Nation week may well have been 6-4, 216-pound Tulane quarterback Ryan Griffin. NFL Draft analyst Dane Brugler was among several who believe Griffin’s stock is on the rise to the point that he should hear his name called in April. Compared to the Geno Smiths, Matt Barkleys, Mike Glennons, and…

  • No-Huddle Series: TE Justice Cunningham

    No-Huddle Series: TE Justice Cunningham

    All qualifiers about injury, fit, and professionalism aside, the 2013 class of tight end prospects could be the deepest I have ever seen. It would only be a mild surprise if three years from now there is a tight end from this group who becomes a valued contributor for an NFL team and began his…