Tag: Ryan Riddle

  • RSP Film Room No.53: Trent Richardson in Hindsight

    RSP Film Room No.53: Trent Richardson in Hindsight

    Ryan Riddle and I look back at Trent Richardson’s Alabama game against a top-ranked Florida defense and then explore the game in context of his NFL career. What is there to learn from watching Trent Richardson’s college tape in 2015 and early-career NFL tape? Ryan Riddle posed this question on Twitter and I invited him […]

  • RSP Film Room No.23: Leonard Williams (Best Player We’ve seen this year (so far…))

    RSP Film Room No.23: Leonard Williams (Best Player We’ve seen this year (so far…))

    I just cut two RSP Film Room sessions with Ryan Riddle and they couldn’t be more different. The first features Shawn Oakman, a 6-7 defensive end with a freakish body, whose game is physically, technically, and conceptually raw. Let’s skip that film room session, I’ll profile it later. The second prospect from this twin bill […]

  • RSP Film Room No.27: Randy Gregory

    RSP Film Room No.27: Randy Gregory

    Ryan Riddle joins me for a screening of Nebraska edge defender Randy Gregory, a tall, quick prospect with active and heavy hands. Here’s what we cover with one of the safer edge defenders in this class. How Gregory wins with his hands and feet. What makes Gregory a linear player and why does that both […]

  • RSP Film Room No.22: DE Shawn Oakman (Baylor)

    RSP Film Room No.22: DE Shawn Oakman (Baylor)

    Shawn Oakman will surely earn serious consideration on physical potential alone. See what he’ll need to address at the next level.  He’s built like the ultimate professional wrestling heel and plays that positional equivalent in football. However, when does having a comic book body become an asset or liability for a player like Baylor defensive […]

  • RSP Film Room: Miami LB Denzel Perryman

    RSP Film Room: Miami LB Denzel Perryman

    Starring Perryman and Bleacher Report’s Ryan Riddle; co-starring LB Thurston Armbrister (No.34), and featuring RB Ameer Abdullah as “the scene stealer.” In his return appearance to the RSP Film Room, Ryan Riddle joins me to watch the University of Miami middle linebacker, whose game engendered more questions than answers. Perryman, a short, stout defender at […]

  • 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, […]

  • Reads Listens Views 5/30/2014

    Reads Listens Views 5/30/2014

    Upside Down Strategy, Jeff Tedford, Ryan Riddle’s Draft Metrics, Kraken, and RSP Post-Draft Update. What is Reads Listens Views? If you’re new to the Rookie Scouting Portfolio blog, welcome.  May is normally a lighter month for me on the blog due to the short turnaround time for the RSP Post-Draft and the magazine schedule at my […]

  • Player-Coach: Questioning Process vs. Questioning Authority

    Player-Coach: Questioning Process vs. Questioning Authority

    It’s not often discussed, but the quality of coaching and leadership adds another layer of complexity to evaluating prospects. One of the great things about the Internet – specifically social media – is having conversations with people who don’t go with the herd. Ryan Riddle is one of those individuals. So when my friend says […]

  • Reads Listens Views 1/18/2013

    Reads Listens Views 1/18/2013

    This week on Reads Listens Views: Lance Zierlein with a round of “Microwave Scouting”; Ryan Riddle tells you what it was like to participate in a college all-star game; Andy Benoit previews the conference championships; three books I read this month that I think most of you will enjoy; experimental Latin music; and the 2013 […]

  • Reads Listens Views 11/30/2012

    Reads Listens Views 11/30/2012

    Thanks I have great readers. People who send me holiday cards, books, and YouTube videos because they just enjoy the back-and-forth. While I’m not always able to respond in kind or with as much regularity as I’d like, I still want to thank all of you who frequent this blog, email me, and/or purchase the […]