Tag: 2016 RSP

  • Lost in Translation: The Derrick Henry Footwork Clip

    Lost in Translation: The Derrick Henry Footwork Clip

    RB Coach/Consultant Chad Spann provides context behind the Derrick Henry rookie camp video making the rounds this week. His explanation reveals why major media has rushed to judgment.  By Chad Spann (Twitter: @cspann30) Last week, we saw the video clip of the former Heisman trophy winner Derrick Henry struggle with a footwork drill during the […]

  • Better Rivals Podcast Appearance

    Better Rivals Podcast Appearance

    I joined the Better Rivals crew to discuss quarterbacks and wide receivers, including where Smelter fits into the 2016 equation. Listen  Itinerary: Jared Goff’s pocket presence and arm strength. Why is pocket presence a pass/fail factor to quarterbacking? Are there other pass/fail aspects to quarterbacking? Where Goff fits within the past 4 years of QB […]

  • 2016 Rookie Scouting Portfolio Now Available!

    2016 Rookie Scouting Portfolio Now Available!

    The 2016 Rookie Scouting Portfolio is ready for download. “@MattWaldman’s Rookie Scouting Portfolio is unique and important. A must-read every year.” Doug Farrar, Sports Illustrated via Twitter. The 2016 RSP Tale of the Tape Standing at 1548 pages and covering 167 skill prospects, the 2016 Rookie Scouting Portfolio is now available for download at http://www.mattwaldman.com. Because a post-draft addendum […]

  • RSP Sneak Preview

    RSP Sneak Preview

    The RSP will be available for download later this morning. For those of you new to the RSP, here’s a little taste of what it looks like and how to use it.  I look forward to hearing what you think in the coming weeks. Get your login and password to download the RSP   and learn […]

  • Update on 2016 RSP Download

    Update on 2016 RSP Download

    Everything is on schedule. Just checking in… I have one more chapter to edit and package. Barring any complications with uploading the document to the server, you should expect the RSP some time tomorrow morning. I will email those of you who have already ordered the RSP as well as announce its availability here and […]

  • RSP Film Room No.74: QB Vad Lee

    RSP Film Room No.74: QB Vad Lee

    The James Madison passer is a late-round/UDFA favorite of me and ITP’s Mark Schofield. Vad Lee is a quarterback who can run. He’s not a runner who played quarterback in college football. What’s the difference? When a team will need to do more work to get less out of a player by converting him to […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No.16: WR William “Flash” Fuller, Notre Dame

    RSP Boiler Room No.16: WR William “Flash” Fuller, Notre Dame

    A well-appointed nickname can tell you a lot about a player’s game.  William “Flash” Fuller is a good example. He can turn the field upside down with the ball in his hands or he can cut through traffic with the precision of a scalpel.  “Flash” is also a good descriptor for his NFL potential. When […]

  • Reads Listens Views 1/1/2016

    Welcome to the draft season, Vad Lee’s Rorschach answer, 2016 RSP Early-Bird Welcome If you’re new to the Rookie Scouting Portfolio blog, welcome.  On Fridays I post links to pieces that I’ve found personally compelling or to content I hope will scratch that itch, but I haven’t read yet. As I’ve long said about this […]

  • RSP Film Room No.68: WR De’Runnya Wilson, Mississippi St.

    RSP Film Room No.68: WR De’Runnya Wilson, Mississippi St.

    Turron Davenport of Football Gameplan joins the show and brings with him compelling admiration for Wilson’s NFL potential.  Davenport and I share the same addition for receiver play, which always makes watching the position with him a good time. When I asked him to return to the show, he broached the idea of studying Wilson. […]

  • Barbecue, Poker and Cody Kessler

    Barbecue, Poker and Cody Kessler

    David Igono takes a deeper look at USC’s starting quarterback and admires the elegance of his skill sets. A QB that can extend a play is a valuable asset to an offensive play caller. USC’s Cody Kessler shows an advanced ability to be accurate on the move. Kessler manages pressure very well. He also displays […]