Tag: 2015 Rookie Scouting Portfolio

  • Angle of Pursuit Podcast Appearance: RBs and UDFAs

    Angle of Pursuit Podcast Appearance: RBs and UDFAs

    I joined Kyle Robert and Dennis Dunbar on the Angle of Pursuit for 45 minutes of talk on RBs: 49ers backfield Dolphins backfield Falcons backfield, plus a good pro-cons debate on Tevin Coleman Lions backfield UDFA RBs and WRs Listen here.  Like what you heard and want to learn more about rookie prospects at the […]

  • 2015 RSP Post-Draft Now Available!

    2015 RSP Post-Draft Now Available!

    Waiting to buy the RSP for the Post-Draft Analysis? Wait no longer . . .  “I’m not sure it would be a good business decision, but I [would] probably pay $100 for the Matt Waldman Rookie Scouting Portfolio.” -Mike Beckley, @NFLLionBlood on Twitter See what people have to say about the pre-draft publication that comes […]

  • RSP Film Room No.43: Ohio State DT Michael Bennett

    RSP Film Room No.43: Ohio State DT Michael Bennett

    John Owning and I examine Michael Bennett’s game and why he may not be Aaron Donald or Geno Atkins, but he’s still capable of being a disruptive pro.   Session Notes: Examples of the arm-over/swim technique. The importance of pad level and pad orientation for a tackle. Why Bennett struggles with double teams. How line […]

  • 2015 Rookie Scouting Portfolio Now Available

    2015 Rookie Scouting Portfolio Now Available

    The 2015 Rookie Scouting Portfolio is ready for download. “You won’t find a better resource. Matt Waldman delivers. Period. Cannot recommend more highly.” – Bob Harris, FSTA Hall of Famer The 2015 RSP Tale of the Tape Standing at 1414 pages and covering 147 skill prospects, the 2015 Rookie Scouting Portfolio is now available for download at http://www.mattwaldman.com. Because a post-draft […]

  • Futures at Football Outsiders: The Knife, the Pencil, and Rookie Rankings

    Futures at Football Outsiders: The Knife, the Pencil, and Rookie Rankings

    I hate rookie rankings. You love rookie rankings. It’s a beautiful relationship. Seriously, I hate rookie rankings. It’s a black-and-white expression of 18 to 24 months of research and analysis that has more than 500 shades of grey. Why in the hell would I want to distill it to a “yes-he’s-good”/”no-he’s-not” proposition? Because as much […]

  • Boiler Room: CSU RB Dee Hart

    Boiler Room: CSU RB Dee Hart

    Continuing the theme of a play revealing the right questions to ask, here’s one from the intriguing Dee Hart. I’ve been studying tape with a defined process for 11 years–not as long as some, but long enough to begin to anticipate certain outcomes to player decision-making. It’s always fun when a player surprises me. Colorado […]

  • RSP Film Room No.28: K-State WR Tyler Lockett

    RSP Film Room No.28: K-State WR Tyler Lockett

    SB Nation and Bolts From the Blue Writer Kyle Posey joins the program to examine the game of Kansas State receiver/return specialist Tyler Lockett. What I love about this episode is Posey, a former college football wide receiver, and I touch upon points about the position that I haven’t discussed with anyone else in the […]

  • Pocket Presence Chalkboard w/Alabama QB Blake Sims

    Pocket Presence Chalkboard w/Alabama QB Blake Sims

    When it comes to quarterback play, the feet usually tell the story. Blake Sims’ feet say a lot about his game. Sims’ game has an exciting element of athleticism  and he has a pass-first mentality when he maneuvers a war-torn pocket. Ask him to get rid of the ball fast on plays that are extensions […]

  • Futures: Oregon QB Marcus Mariota

    Futures: Oregon QB Marcus Mariota

    Futures: Oregon QB Marcus Mariota By Matt Waldman The NFL’s private detectives will dig up intel on prospects that sometimes stretches as far back as grade school. Nearly half the teams in the league will hire a consultant touting its military “interviewing” background to assess a player’s ability to lead or be led. And ESPN […]

  • Futures: CSU Pueblo QB Chris Bonner

    Futures: CSU Pueblo QB Chris Bonner

    Much of the major media has written off this year’s quarterbacks beyond the top three prospects, but Bonner deserves due diligence. Futures: CSU-Pueblo QB Chris Bonner By Matt Waldman Due diligence is a vital part of player evaluation. Victor Cruz, Tony Romo, Joe Horn, and Priest Holmes were the beneficiaries of this phrase as applied […]