Tag: Andrew Luck

  • Creating Bad Luck

    Note: The posts of 2012 Draft Prospects this month are brief examples of plays that highlight specific skills and/or deficiencies of a player. They are not meant to draw overall conclusions of that player’s pro potential. For a thorough analysis of these prospects – and over 150 others – purchase the 2012 Rookie Scouting Portfolio, […]

  • Reads Listens Views 2/17/2012

    Here’s What A Once In A Lifetime Player Looks Like Lather, rinse, repeat . . . Thank You And More Comin’ NFL Draft Season is clearly underway and there’s a lot of great information available online. For those of you just getting acquainted with the Rookie Scouting Portfolio, thank you for visiting – and thank […]

  • A Bait and Switch Fiesta: How Oklahoma State’s defense revealed chinks in Andrew Luck’s armor.

    A Bait and Switch Fiesta: How Oklahoma State’s defense revealed chinks in Andrew Luck’s armor.

    I’ve always loved movies about con men. I think con men are as American as apple pie. -Bill Paxton, American actor and director. Good football is about successfully perpetrating a con. Almost every element of the game is designed to persuade the opponent to fall for a bait and switch. The most basic techniques of […]

  • Reads, Listens, Views 11/4

    “Welcome aboard the S.S. Campbell. This is your captain, Cecil Lammey!” I couldn’t resist… It’s that time of the week where I like to take a moment to thank all of you for making it a habit to read the Rookie Scouting Portfolio blog. Hopefully you find the content as enjoyable to read as it […]

  • Logic (Newton) or Chance (Luck)?

    If you were in charge of player-personnel decisions for the NFL team that had the opportunity to choose between Cam Newton or Andrew Luck, which quarterback would you take? I think this is probably one of the most compelling questions I’ve seen all season. There are so many layers of analysis to explore with this […]

  • Best of the Q&A Mail Bag

    Questions came this morning on Twitter and the names in parenthesis are Twitter accounts. Q (Dave Larkin): Is this the day Mark Ingram breaks out? A: I think this five-week stretch with Carolina, Tampa (twice), Indianapolis, and Saint Louis is the time that Mark Ingram is going to either build steam or become a wait-til-next […]

  • Dan Shonka Part IV: Prospects Past and Present

    I think it’s accurate to describe Ourlads’ Dan Shonka as one of the ultimate practitioners of football evaluation. Shonka has 39 years of football experience as a player, college recruiter, college coach, and a combined 16 years as a NFL scout for National Scouting Service, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Washington Redskins, and the Kansas City […]

  • Conversation with Wes Bunting-Part IV

    Waldman: Let’s talk about college football since the draft is your baby at the National Football Post. Tell me about some skill players that are not headliners, but they are prospects that those of us who follow the NFL Draft should become acquainted with. Bunting: Running back Doug Martin from Boise State.