Tag: Wide Receiver

  • QB Leadership Stereotypes, NFL Trades, and the Colts’ Benching Ryan and Firing Brady: Matt Waldman’s RSP Scout Talk with Russ Lande

    QB Leadership Stereotypes, NFL Trades, and the Colts’ Benching Ryan and Firing Brady: Matt Waldman’s RSP Scout Talk with Russ Lande

    Montreal Alouettes’ head of scouting Russ Lande and the RSP’s Matt Waldman go position-by-position and discuss productive NFL players who fit or don’t fit our desired archetypes at each position. This week: What makes a good leader at the quarterback position? Where are the critiques of Russell Wilson fair/unfair? Why are onsite visits to scout […]

  • RSP Film Room No.69: S.Miss WR Michael Thomas, Sleeper Alert

    RSP Film Room No.69: S.Miss WR Michael Thomas, Sleeper Alert

    Allen Hurns and Stefon Diggs were draft-day values the past two years. This Golden Eagle has the skills to be the next pleasant surprise in the NFL. Football Gameplan’s Turron Davenport joined me last week to share compelling thoughts on projecting De’Runnya Wilson’s skills to the NFL. This week, I had Davenport return so I could share […]

  • WR Tony Jones: Economy of Movement

    WR Tony Jones: Economy of Movement

    Recently, I profiled what can happen when a receiver leaves the ground too willingly. Let’s look at Northwestern’s Tony Jones, a receiver who understands economy of movement with a high target. “Eyes to the Sky, Feet on the Ground” has its own specific display on a 20-yard reception, a target not even intended for Jones on […]

  • Hands to the Sky, Feet on the Ground: A Lesson for WRs

    Hands to the Sky, Feet on the Ground: A Lesson for WRs

    Positional technique and film study became an interest of mine in the late 1990s and I can recall a magazine feature in ESPN where Sterling Sharpe critiqued an incoming class of wideouts. One of those players was Packers’ draft pick Derrick Mayes, a top prospect from Notre Dame. Sharpe criticized Mayes’ tendency to leave his […]

  • 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 […]