Tag: Matt Waldman RSP

  • Reads Listens Views 9/26/2014

    Reads Listens Views 9/26/2014

    Street Art in Ann Arbor; RSP Film Room Hangouts; Inches, Milliseconds, and Jamison Crowder; and Writing Advice From Two Greats 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 […]

  • RSP Film Room No.4 w/Ryan Riddle: LB Shaq Thompson and RB Jay Ajayi

    RSP Film Room No.4 w/Ryan Riddle: LB Shaq Thompson and RB Jay Ajayi

    Ryan Riddle and I love watching football together and it shines through in our examination of two prospects: Washington linebacker Shaq Thompson and Boise State running back Jay Ajayi. Riddle does a fantastic job of noting that Thompson might be a player without a position at this stage of his career and in the process, […]

  • Boiler Room: Duke WR Jamison Crowder

    Boiler Room: Duke WR Jamison Crowder

    Inches and milliseconds separate good college players from quality starters in the pros. Two plays illustrate how close (and far) Crowder might be from the NFL. A series I started last spring at this blog is The Boiler Room. One of the challenges involved with player analysis is to be succinct with delivering the goods. As the author […]

  • Futures: Miami RB Duke Johnson

    Futures: Miami RB Duke Johnson

    Is Johnson capable of NFL brilliance? Burst will ultimately tell the tale. by Matt Waldman The 2015 running back draft class is a potential embarrassment of riches. It may test the collective sentiment of recent claims from football media that running back is no longer an early-round position. To give full disclosure, I’ve often tried […]

  • RSP Film Room No.2 w/Sigmund Bloom: RB Duke Johnson and WR Kasen Williams

    RSP Film Room No.2 w/Sigmund Bloom: RB Duke Johnson and WR Kasen Williams

    This 90-minute show featuring Footballguys writer Sigmund Bloom reviews draftbreakdown.com highlights of Miami RB Duke Johnson and Washington WR Kasen Williams. We also revisit Johnson while viewing tape of Chris Johnson and Jamaal Charles. Subscribe to the RSP blog or to my YouTube so you don’t miss these Friday episodes. Future guests include Rotoworld’s Josh […]

  • Reads Listens Views 9/19/2014

    Reads Listens Views 9/19/2014

    Sammy Watkins’ auspicious start, RSP Film Room Google Hangouts, How Gangs Took Over Prisons, Dancing Traffic Lights, and #whyistayed.  Views – The Dancing Traffic Light This fun, innovative solution got 81 percent more people to stop at red lights rather than try to cross intersections at the wrong time. What is Reads Listens Views? If you’re […]

  • No-Huddle Series: Yabba Dabba Yeldon

    No-Huddle Series: Yabba Dabba Yeldon

    T.J. Yeldon is a big man with a little stride. How well will it work in the NFL? Learn who else share this running style. Big Men, Little Steps I grew up in Ohio and Georgia so it’s not much of a surprise that Herschel Walker and Keith Byars were two of my favorite college runners as […]

  • Futures at Football Outsiders: Alabama WR Amari Cooper

    Futures at Football Outsiders: Alabama WR Amari Cooper

    Futures: Alabama WR Amari Cooper by Matt Waldman Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper tries too hard. Think that’s an odd criticism? Go watch Reggie Bush during his first few years in New Orleans or Robert Griffin III after his rookie year in Washington. They’re poster children for Hero Syndrome — a psychological football malady that […]

  • RSP Film Room Hangout No.1 – Melvin Gordon and Amari Cooper

    RSP Film Room Hangout No.1 – Melvin Gordon and Amari Cooper

    Sigmund Bloom and I did a fantastic Hangout this morning that I forgot to record. But I did another one on my own and included many of Bloom’s points about Wisconsin runner Melvin Gordon and Alabama receiver Amari Cooper.    For analysis of skill players in this year’s draft class, download the 2014 Rookie Scouting Portfolio […]

  • Reads Listens Views 9/12/14

    Reads Listens Views 9/12/14

    Funchess Rorschach Take, Fantasy Throwdown, Melvin Gordon, Body and Soul,  and  RSP Post-Draft  Listens – Tom Harrell, “Body and Soul” If you don’t know anything about Harrell, this magazine story will blow you away regardless of your interest in jazz. What is Reads Listens Views? If you’re new to the Rookie Scouting Portfolio blog, welcome.  I […]