Tag: Scouting Wide Receivers

  • Quick Thoughts on Catching the Football

    Quick Thoughts on Catching the Football

    Yesterday, I posted a RSP Boiler Room episode on Notre Dame WR William Fuller. An athletic prospect with deep speed and skill after the catch, much of the five-minute video is devoted to highlighting where Fuller’s technique for catching the ball experiences breakdowns that could slow his transition to the NFL or limit his usefulness…

  • On Scouting Wide Receivers

    On Scouting Wide Receivers

    I believe analytics have value, but the grading of wide receivers based heavily on speed, vertical skill, and production is an ambitious, but misguided idea. Further the application is the torturing of data to fit it into a preconceived idea and making it sound objective and scientific due to the use of quantitative data.  Unless…