Tag: Matt Waldman NFL Draft

  • Flaw-Spotting: Matt Waldman’s RSP Sample Scouting Report of RB Knile Davis (Arkansas)

    Flaw-Spotting: Matt Waldman’s RSP Sample Scouting Report of RB Knile Davis (Arkansas)

    Matt Waldman often shares sample scouting reports of NFL Draft prospects where he’s hit or missed on their success. One thing he hasn’t shared are instances where he’s hit on evaluations where he was much lower on a player than the national draft media.  Identifying talented players who will fit in the NFL is only […]

  • Go Deep: What We’re About at the Rookie Scouting Portfolio (RSP)

    Go Deep: What We’re About at the Rookie Scouting Portfolio (RSP)

    Nine years ago, Matt Waldman began the Rookie Scouting Portfolio (RSP) website. It’s about time he has a page to welcome readers and explain what’s going on around here.  Welcome to my site and thank you for visiting. If you’re new to the site or wondered about the invisible thread that runs through the work […]

  • Matt Waldman’s 2019 Senior Bowl-RSP Page

    Matt Waldman’s 2019 Senior Bowl-RSP Page

      Bookmark this page for Matt Waldman’s coverage of the 2018 Senior Bowl practices. For analysis of skill players, get the 2019  Rookie Scouting Portfolio, now available for pre-order. If you’re a fantasy owner the Post-Draft Add-on is included for May download for the 2012 – 2019 RSPs. Best, yet, 10 percent of every sale is donated […]

  • Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room No.191: RB Travis Homer (Miami)

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room No.191: RB Travis Homer (Miami)

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room profiles the 2019 NFL Draft prospect Travis Homer and his strengths as an edge runner and finisher.  Although not known as ‘Running Back U,’ the University of Miami has fielded its share of stud NFL runners, including Ottis Anderson, Alonzo Highsmith, Edgerrin James, Clinton Portis, Frank Gore, and Willis McGahee. Recent Hurricane backs […]

  • Matt Waldman’s RSP: The Talent-Work Ethic Question

    Matt Waldman’s RSP: The Talent-Work Ethic Question

    Matt Waldman’s RSP examines the talent versus work ethic question as it applies to football and the NFL Draft.  What is the nature of talent? How much of it is inherent? How much of it comes from persistent training? Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000-Hour Rule in his publication Outliers is a popular and hotly debated idea. I agree […]

  • News and Notes: Happy Fourth, RSP Readers…

    News and Notes: Happy Fourth, RSP Readers…

    Matt Waldman wishes you a happy Fourth of July, shares some news, some tunes, and encourages you to show your love.  There’s a lot happening this summer around the RSP headquarters that I want to share. You may know about these RSP features, but I encourage you to figure out how you can support the Rookie Scouting […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No. 110: TE Mark Andrews (Oklahoma)

    RSP Boiler Room No. 110: TE Mark Andrews (Oklahoma)

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room bridges the realistic and fantasy potential of Oklahoma Tight End Mark Andrews. What makes a tight end a productive receiver? The simple answer is a general one: He has enough height, strength, burst, and agility to separate from defenders into open space and the hand-eye coordination to catch the football. […]

  • RSP Film Room No.104: QB Deshaun Watson (Clemson) w/Mark Schofield

    RSP Film Room No.104: QB Deshaun Watson (Clemson) w/Mark Schofield

    Inside the Pylon’s Mark Schofield joins the program for an in-depth look at top NFL Draft prospect Deshaun Watson. The nitpicking of Deshaun Watson is in full swing. He only makes predetermined reads. He’s always looking for the back door when pressure arrives. He doesn’t throw the ball with enough velocity. Some of these points […]

  • The Rookie Scouting Portfolio (RSP) on NFL Fantasy Live Podcast

    The Rookie Scouting Portfolio (RSP) on NFL Fantasy Live Podcast

    I join the NFL.com crew for a conversation about Draft Prospects, the 2017 RSP, runaway cement trucks, and bow-chica-wow-wow music. Topics: Why the @NFLfantasy crew are fans of the RSP. Why Jamaal Williams reminds me of Ricky Watters. Why Leonard Fournette reminds me of Stephen Davis. Why I’m a big fan of WR Josh Reynolds. […]

  • Matt Waldman Segment on Sports Underground Podcast

    Matt Waldman Segment on Sports Underground Podcast

    Podcast season for the RSP is underway. Join me at the Sports Underground. We talk skill players for the draft and I’m reminded by Minnesota-based pod that I predicted Eric Kendricks and Laquon Treadwell to the Vikings for the past two years. Don’t count on me making it three in a row, but they want […]