Tag: Rookie Scouting Portfolio

  • RSP Boiler Room No.52: TE Cethan Carter

    RSP Boiler Room No.52: TE Cethan Carter

    Footwork issues can manifest in a variety of ways for a physically talented football player. Cethan Carter has the potential to become a talented move tight end. If you want to see how far along a player’s development is, study the footwork of his routes and transition from pass catcher to runner. For analysis of […]

  • The NFL Lens: Agility and Flexibilty w/LeGarrette Blount

    The NFL Lens: Agility and Flexibilty w/LeGarrette Blount

    It’s always in the hips, folks.  This dude is how most football fans I know react to speed. But if you want to see me act like this guy over a player, show me a prospect with great hips. If a football player is capable of doing a deep squat—especially in the context of his job—I’m […]

  • The NFL Lens: Fingertips Technique w/Jarvis Landry and Mike Evans

    The NFL Lens: Fingertips Technique w/Jarvis Landry and Mike Evans

    Testing technique is a lot like testing character; how well it holds up under stress will tell you a lot. A man’s true character comes out when he’s drunk. -Charlie Chaplin Much to your dismay, I’m not advocating shots before the gauntlet drill at the NFL Combine. I agree, it would be entertaining—even more so […]

  • The NFL Lens: Anticipation and Touch with Drew Brees

    The NFL Lens: Anticipation and Touch with Drew Brees

    The only facets of ideal quarterback play where I couldn’t use Drew Brees as a model are a rocket arm and height. I have a much broader range of acceptable traits with my quarterback scouting than most. Learn why.  Quarterbacks are time travelers. The ball represents the present. Where they want the ball to go […]

  • Dear 2016 RSP Subscribers

    Dear 2016 RSP Subscribers

    Dear [2016 Rookie Scouting Portfolio Subscribers], Thanks to your past donation, in the last year we’ve made tremendous strides in protecting more children from sexual abuse. 2016 is quickly coming to a close and we wanted to share with you the accomplishments we’ve made together. Generous donors like you have created a safer world for […]

  • Steve Volk: In Defense of Trade Deadlines (Or Why Adam Harstad Is The Wrong Choice For America)

    Steve Volk: In Defense of Trade Deadlines (Or Why Adam Harstad Is The Wrong Choice For America)

    According to Steve Volk, Adam Harstad just happens to be wicked, dangerous, and clever enough to be a threat to all we hold dear in fantasy football.  By Steve Volk The trade deadline in my favorite dynasty league is coming up, on Nov. 15th, and frankly I couldn’t be happier. I note with no small degree […]

  • The NFL Lens: A Maritime Tale of Pulp Fiction w/Rob Gronkowski

    The NFL Lens: A Maritime Tale of Pulp Fiction w/Rob Gronkowski

    Batten down the hatches, Rob Gronkowski tells a shocking maritime tale. I’ve been spending time each day diagramming run blocking schemes and pass routes. One of those routes is the sail route. When drawn up in a book or a blackboard, a sail route (bottom left quadrant) looks like an upside-down “L”. One of the […]

  • The NFL Lens: Pad Level With Jarvis Landry

    The NFL Lens: Pad Level With Jarvis Landry

    A great example of pad level from a wide receiver? Go figure.  What’s the most important thing you look for in a player? It’s easily in the top-10 of common questions that I get about evaluating football prospects for a living. One essential answer is comfort giving and receiving physical contact. You’d think this quality […]

  • The NFL Lens: Fade Route Boundary Depth w/Michael Crabtree

    The NFL Lens: Fade Route Boundary Depth w/Michael Crabtree

    Studying college tape is my job. Studying NFL tape is my education. Michael Crabtree’s tape is always a strong lesson for route running. In my RSP publication, videos, and blog posts, I often say that one of the most important facets of scouting college talent is viewing prospects through an NFL lens. I do this […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No.46: Baylor WR K.D. Cannon

    RSP Boiler Room No.46: Baylor WR K.D. Cannon

    One play can tell you a lot about a player. This double move from Baylor’s K.D. Cannon says a lot about what he can do and what he should eventually learn as a future professional.  Make no mistake, K.D. Cannon has some skill with double moves. His go-to route is the stop-and-go. Cannon can come […]