Tag: 2017 NFL Draft

  • Senior Bowl Practice Wrap: Defense – 2017 NFL Draft Prospects

    Senior Bowl Practice Wrap: Defense – 2017 NFL Draft Prospects

    The week of Senior Bowl practices is a worthwhile evaluation period. NFL coaches take teaching drills seriously and are encouraging but demand improvement. Many of these players are facing the best competition they’ve seen all season. However, it’s important to understand the limitations of the week. Practices are non-contact and repetitions are limited. This year’s […]

  • A Senior Bowl Practice FAQ

    A Senior Bowl Practice FAQ

    Matt Waldman answers common questions posed to him by writers and readers about the practices and player development.  At the tail end of practice, a draft writer approached me with questions about the sessions, player performance, and player development. He wanted my thoughts on what he observed. His observations and subsequent questions were similar to […]

  • Senior Bowl Day 1: First Impressions, Defense

    Senior Bowl Day 1: First Impressions, Defense

    Prologue In reality, college players turned aspiring NFL athletes get many chances to make a positive impression. Teams evaluate multiple games on film and get access to players for interviews here in Mobile, at the combine, and at Pro Days. But Senior Bowl Week is the first time the NFL calendar and news cycle turns […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No.61: WR Austin Carr

    RSP Boiler Room No.61: WR Austin Carr

    Examining the vital details of receiving at the boundary.  Unless I’ve missed something, Austin Carr isn’t a rare athlete within the spectrum of NFL wide receiver prospects. The Northwestern Wildcat is among the pack of receiver prospects I watch every year: Between 5’10” and 6’1″ Between 190-205 lbs. Enough speed to catch a go route of 30-40 […]

  • Pre-Order the 2017 RSP: New Multi-Year Rankings, Small Price Increase

    Pre-Order the 2017 RSP: New Multi-Year Rankings, Small Price Increase

    The pre-order period for the 2017 RSP begins today through January 6 and the publication will have a new section that you’re going to love.  “Couldn’t offer this piece of work a higher endorsement. One of my favorite parts of the offseason.” -Matt Harmon, NFL.com-Footballguys.com “@MattWaldman’s Rookie Scouting Portfolio is unique and important. A must-read every […]

  • RSP Film Room: RBs Donnel Pumphrey & Darren Sproles w/Eric Stoner

    RSP Film Room: RBs Donnel Pumphrey & Darren Sproles w/Eric Stoner

    Eric Stoner and I study Darren Sproles, but first, we study a player who Emory Hunt says is used like Sproles in terms of system.  Donnel Pumphrey is the latest of a long string of players earning direct comparisons to Darren Sproles. The most sensible of these comparisons comes from Emory Hunt, who shared that […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No.37: RB Royce Freeman, Oregon

    RSP Boiler Room No.37: RB Royce Freeman, Oregon

    The 6’0″, 230-pound Freeman has the size, pad level, and footwork to hang on Sundays. Find out what he needs to learn in order to thrive.  The ability to shorten one’s stride is a big part of setting up blocking schemes. Freeman has this skill but find out what he’s missing that he’ll need to […]