Tag: NFL Draft Scouting Reports

  • RSP Film Room No. 111: TE Tyler Conklin (Central Michigan)

    RSP Film Room No. 111: TE Tyler Conklin (Central Michigan)

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room examines Tight End Tyler Conklin’s blocking in open space. If you don’t know Tyler Conklin, you won’t get acquainted with his 2017 performance because he suffered a broken foot in August. His 2016 tape provides enough reasons to keep him on draftnik’s collective radar. Conklin has receiving chops. The Chippewas […]

  • 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 Boiler Room No. 107, QB Mason Rudolph (Oklahoma St.): Processor Speed

    RSP Boiler Room No. 107, QB Mason Rudolph (Oklahoma St.): Processor Speed

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room examines 2018 NFL Draft QB Prospect Mason Rudolph and the speed of his recognition-to-action versus coverage. Processor speed is an incomplete term for what this week’s RSP Boiler Room covers on Rudolph. It’s really about emotional intelligence, which on this play is the combination of recognition and action. The best […]

  • 2015 Rookie Scouting Portfolio Now Available

    2015 Rookie Scouting Portfolio Now Available

    The 2015 Rookie Scouting Portfolio is ready for download. “You won’t find a better resource. Matt Waldman delivers. Period. Cannot recommend more highly.” – Bob Harris, FSTA Hall of Famer The 2015 RSP Tale of the Tape Standing at 1414 pages and covering 147 skill prospects, the 2015 Rookie Scouting Portfolio is now available for download at http://www.mattwaldman.com. Because a post-draft […]

  • Futures at Football Outsiders: The Knife, the Pencil, and Rookie Rankings

    Futures at Football Outsiders: The Knife, the Pencil, and Rookie Rankings

    I hate rookie rankings. You love rookie rankings. It’s a beautiful relationship. Seriously, I hate rookie rankings. It’s a black-and-white expression of 18 to 24 months of research and analysis that has more than 500 shades of grey. Why in the hell would I want to distill it to a “yes-he’s-good”/”no-he’s-not” proposition? Because as much […]

  • RSP Film Room No.35: Alabama S Landon Collins

    RSP Film Room No.35: Alabama S Landon Collins

    GM Jr.’s Josh Liskiewitz visits the program and shares his assertion that the Crimson Tide safety is not the first-round value many believe. If attending the Senior Bowl to study players was like a year of elementary school, Josh Liskiewitz and I have known each other since the first grade. When I invited Josh on the show 6-8 […]

  • Futures: RB Jay Ajayi, Wild Horse or Thoroughbred?

    Futures: RB Jay Ajayi, Wild Horse or Thoroughbred?

      Boise State RB Jay Ajayi has the talent to have the best career of any back in this stacked 2015 draft class of runners. But he’ll need at least one firm boundary before he runs free.  By Matt Waldman Jay Ajayi is a wild horse. Watching him gallop about the field, his gait and […]

  • Todd Gurley: Feed Me, Seymour

    Todd Gurley: Feed Me, Seymour

    It’s not the Eddie George Plate, it’s the Eddie Georgia Plate–and it is fit for a Big Dawg. Feed Me, Seymour I love dreaming, but it requires sleep, which as you can imagine, I don’t do enough between August and April. If I were dreaming, the following scene would be typical of the my imagination […]

  • UCF QB Blake Bortles

    UCF QB Blake Bortles

    QB Blake Bortles is a tall glass with water at the halfway mark, but is it half-full or half-empty? Last year, I broached the topic of comparing a quarterback prospect – E.J. Manuel – to a half a glass of water. Some saw the Bills quarterback as half-full, others half-empty. Blake Bortles is also one […]

  • Futures: Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro

    Futures: Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro

    Jace Amaro has the physical skills and baseline football acumen to generate talk that he’s a future Jason Witten Futures: Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro by Matt Waldman The best NFL teams possess three characteristics on the field: resiliency, intimidation, and explosiveness. Two are psychological and one is physical. All three are methods of managing […]