We kick off the week with good friend Matt Waldman, creator of the Rookie Scouting Portfolio, as he discusses the 2016 NFL Draft and his thoughts on various position groupings from this year’s selections. Host Mark Schofield helps dig into the details as Matt gives a comprehensive look at his process and a number of players from the draft on the May 17 Quick Kicks Podcast. Topics this show include:
- What is the post-draft RSP and what is the value that it brings to people who purchased the pre-draft RSP (1:01)
- The selection of Kenyan Drake and Matt’s thoughts on why his skillset, though impressive at times in college, has a difficult time translating to the NFL game (3:58)
- The issues with conducting analyses based on single drills and the importance of context when trying to examine specific traits at any position (9:51)
- How something as simple as the point in the season in which a prospect’s tape comes from can play into the overall impression and must be included in the evaluation of the player (15:31)
- Ezekiel Elliott and the scheme-fit with him and the Dallas Cowboys, and what the expectations for Elliott should be heading into his rookie campaign in Dallas (24:24)
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