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RSP Pre-Draft Ops Roundtable

I spoke with two experienced NFL football operations and personnel people about scouting, management, and strategy of building a team. This is easily one of my five favorite shows this year.

Futures: First-Round Time Capsule Mock
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Futures: First-Round Time Capsule Mock

This week’s Futures is devoted to what Matt Waldman thinks the first round should look like based on his perspective of the game.

29 comments, Last at 30 Apr 2015, 11:56pm by Matt Waldman

Ruining QBs: The NFL's Recipe for Disaster

The decision to start a rookie quarterback as the rule rather than the exception confounds me.

2 comments, Last at 28 Apr 2015, 8:12am by Bright Blue Shorts

RSP Film Room: QB Coach on Mariota

Why should a team adopt an Aaron Rodgers-like timeline to bring along Mariota? Here’s what a QB coach has to say.

27 comments, Last at 23 Apr 2015, 3:22am by mehllageman56
Futures: Washington DT Danny Shelton
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Futures: Washington DT Danny Shelton

Player comparisons often have more poetry than math, but there's not enough of either for the common comparison of Shelton to Haloti Ngata and Dontari Poe.

2 comments, Last at 17 Apr 2015, 2:00pm by tuluse

RSP Film Room: QB Chris Bonner

Jordan Plocher of GM Jr. joins the hangout and we discuss why the top of this QB class should be a quartet rather than a trio.

5 comments, Last at 17 Oct 2016, 11:41am by hnyrajeshr

RSP Film Room No.38 WR Tre McBride

Sigmund Bloom joins the program for a look at one of the most underrated receivers in this class.

Futures: Florida DE/OLB Dante Fowler
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Futures: Florida DE/OLB Dante Fowler

Is Dante Fowler a top-10 talent? Matt Waldman invites former NFL defensive end Stephen White to his virtual Korean BBQ joint for a conversation.

1 comment, Last at 25 Apr 2015, 1:19pm by nath

Marcus Mariota; The Task-Oriented QB

RSP contributor Eric Stoner breaks down Mariota tape and discovers a player who can stick to the pre-snap plan to the team's detriment.

18 comments, Last at 10 Dec 2015, 12:11am by fest201620
Futures: Winston, Hundley, Mariota, and Footwork
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Futures: Winston, Hundley, Mariota, and Footwork

For quarterbacks, the feet are the window to the mind.

3 comments, Last at 02 Apr 2015, 1:06pm by Roch Bear