Tag: College Football

  • RSP Boiler Room No.58: RB Joseph Yearby, Miami

    RSP Boiler Room No.58: RB Joseph Yearby, Miami

    Most likely back to be underrated in the NFL Draft? Miami’s former 5-star recruit could be the one. Joseph Yearby is a lot of things on a football field that I like. This is a partial list. He frustrates defensive linemen. Penetration into the backfield? Yearby spots it and turns likely losses into quality gains. […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No.55 RB Matthew Dayes & The Context of Decision-Making

    RSP Boiler Room No.55 RB Matthew Dayes & The Context of Decision-Making

    When evaluating an RB’s decision-making be careful you’re not applying an inappropriate perspective on the runner. The first tip I would give anyone evaluating a football player is to make sure you’re not confusing your vantage point with the player’s. With all the different broadcast angles we have available to watch the game, we can […]

  • NFL Lens: Quiet Plays With David Johnson

    NFL Lens: Quiet Plays With David Johnson

    What type of displays should set off fireworks in the minds of talent evaluators? David Johnson’s touchdown catch against Atlanta is one of them. Repeat after me: There is no magic moment without layers and layers of data processed beneath the surface.  Try to remember this in light of the moments below: Bo Jackson running up […]

  • Reads Listens Views 10/24/2014

    Reads Listens Views 10/24/2014

    The Lullaby Project, Reception Perception, Sonic Tonic,  Lance Zierlein, and Smart Football’s Career Epitaph for June Jones. What is Reads Listens Views? If you’re new to the Rookie Scouting Portfolio blog, welcome.  I post links on Fridays to content I’m saving for later consumption or pieces that I found compelling. You may not like everything listed here, […]

  • Player-Coach: Questioning Process vs. Questioning Authority

    Player-Coach: Questioning Process vs. Questioning Authority

    It’s not often discussed, but the quality of coaching and leadership adds another layer of complexity to evaluating prospects. One of the great things about the Internet – specifically social media – is having conversations with people who don’t go with the herd. Ryan Riddle is one of those individuals. So when my friend says […]

  • Boiler Room: Michigan WR Jeremy Gallon

    Boiler Room: Michigan WR Jeremy Gallon

    Footballguys.com Bob Henry is one of the best fantasy writers I know and someone I’m thankful to have as a friend of mine. We became fast friends after sharing our love for the old AFC Central; Funk, Soul, and R&B music; and all the varieties of Asian cuisine. Bob – a huge Michigan fan – […]

  • Reads Listens Views 11/15/2013

    Reads Listens Views 11/15/2013

    Views – 27 Surreal Places to Visit Before You Die (<— See the rest at this link) Coming Soon at The RSP Blog NFL Closeup: RB Bryce Brown, Wild Horse. Futures at Football Outsiders: Oklahoma State CB Justin Gilbert Trent Richardson’s latest video – Not really, just checking to see if you were awake. Views – […]

  • Reads Listens Views 11/16/2012

    Reads Listens Views 11/16/2012

    Listens More on La Havas later. Views Part I – Real or Photoshop? I don’t care, it’s cool . . . At Fantasy Throwdown: Annual Thanksgiving Tourney & IDP Tourney!!! To our regulars out there, thanks for playing Fantasy Throwdown, including providing feedback and helping build a great community of fantasy football players.To our mailing list […]

  • Joining Football Outsiders

    I’m pleased to announce that I will be joining Football Outsiders to pen analysis on pro prospects.  My weekly column will be published on Saturdays beginning this fall until the NFL Draft. I will provide player/game analysis of high-performing college players, including non-skill positions on both sides of the ball. I’m excited become a part […]

  • Grinding Tape: NIU RB Chad Spann Part I

    This is the first in a series of posts will feature a film study session I had with former NIU RB Chad Spann, 2010’s Division-I leader in rushing TDs and the Mid-American Conference’s Most Valuable Player. If you don’t know about Chad Spann, you’re probably not alone. He wasn’t drafted in April. However, that doesn’t […]