Tag: Matt Waldman

  • RSP Film Room No.72: WR Dede Westbrook (Oklahoma)

    RSP Film Room No.72: WR Dede Westbrook (Oklahoma)

    Oklahoma WR Dede Westbrook is one of the better 2017 NFL receiver prospects in this class, and  one of its smallest.  If two players are equal in every way with the exception of height, I’ll choose the taller one. Choosing players is not like selecting a car. NFL players don’t roll off the line at […]

  • RSP Film Room RB/WR Samajie Grant (Arizona)

    RSP Film Room RB/WR Samajie Grant (Arizona)

    Watch a 5-8 (-ish), 175-pound ballcarrier channel his inner Barry and Walter—on the same play.  Good football players come in all shapes and sizes. The three things that most have in common are toughness, effort, and creativity. Arizona slot receiver and part-time running back Samajie Grant has these three qualities and pound-for-pound, he’s one of […]

  • RSP Film Room No.90: QB Brad Kaaya (Miami), Extended Look

    RSP Film Room No.90: QB Brad Kaaya (Miami), Extended Look

    The junior from Miami has the skills to earn a nice second contract in the NFL. Technically and athletically, Brad Kaaya is the polar opposite of Patrick Mahomes. While both players have starter potential, Kaaya is the textbook option. Kaaya’s footwork is consistent, he has experience under center, and he throws the ball away when […]

  • RSP Film Room No.89: QB Jerod Evans (VTech), Extended Look

    RSP Film Room No.89: QB Jerod Evans (VTech), Extended Look

    Go ahead, ask me if I care about the two-year starter guideline.  Jerod Evans is a one-year D-1 starter. There aren’t many one-year D-1 starters that have gone on to successful careers as NFL starters. Jerod Evans has a big arm. He throws the ball downfield with confidence and aggression. He displays touch, decisiveness, and […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No.71: RB Stanley “Boom” Williams (Kentucky)

    RSP Boiler Room No.71: RB Stanley “Boom” Williams (Kentucky)

    If the back from Kentucky known as Boom doesn’t want have an NFL career that fizzles, he’ll need to step up his pass protection.  Pass protection begins with attitude. It’s true. An aggressive mindset is the root of good blocking from the running back position. It’s only one game, but Stanley Williams lacked this quality against […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No. 69: WR Trent Taylor (Louisiana Tech)

    RSP Boiler Room No. 69: WR Trent Taylor (Louisiana Tech)

    The Louisiana Tech slot receiver does a lot more than arrow routes. Exceptional players expand the boundaries of a role. Add enough of these players to a unit and that unit becomes a nightmare for opponents. Projecting strong performance from receivers most likely to man the slot is a fool’s errand. The last player to […]

  • WR Kendall Sanders’ Silent Movie

    WR Kendall Sanders’ Silent Movie

    Some flicks don’t need narration; only a soundtrack…a nasty, funky one.  (Music from a James Carter solo with his trio at Jazzowoche Burghausen 2004) I’m just having fun…more analysis to come.

  • Kyle Posey: Debunking the Tyrod Taylor Myth

    Kyle Posey: Debunking the Tyrod Taylor Myth

    If a player isn’t asked to do something, it’s easy to assume that he can’t do whatever that something may be. Guest contributor Kyle Posey examines why this is pervasively lazy thinking among NFL analysts critiquing Tyrod Taylor’s game. By Kyle Posey, Guest Contributor Twitter @KP_Show Tyrod Taylor was benched for the season finale and the […]

  • 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 […]

  • The NFL Lens: Timing the Dynamite w/Lawrence Timmons

    The NFL Lens: Timing the Dynamite w/Lawrence Timmons

    Lawrence Timmons demolition of Jeremy Hill at the goal line reveals the technique behind the primal force. Be it blowing up buildings or ball carriers, successful linebackers and demolition experts understand that timing and placement are essential components of a successful job. Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons demonstrates both timing and placement with his dynamite, blowing up Jeremy […]