Keep Choppin Wood Episode 5: Fantasy Preview with Matt Waldman

On this week’s episode of “Keep Choppin’ Wood”, we have a one-on-one conversation between Beaux Jaxson and Matt Waldman of The Rookie Scouting Portfolio to talk about getting you ready for fantasy football for the 2016 NFL season. We talk about Matt Waldman’s evaluation process, fantasy sleepers, players to stay away from, and break down expectations for players all over the league. (And of course, we talk about Blake Bortles, Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns, and more Jacksonville Jaguars players who could contribute in a big way to your fantasy efforts in 2016.)

Every Play Tells a Story: Derrick Henry & Forcing the Counter

My latest episode of Every Play Tells a Story looks at an Influence Play involving Derrick Henry as football’s version Floyd Mayweather.

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A Conversation on Andrus Peat

An email conversation with my friend Alec on thoughts of his own about Peat, the state of tackle play, scouting quirks, and NFL Draft philosophies that I’ve kept locked away until this post.

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Conversion Program: OT TJ Clemmings

My first exposure to T.J. Clemmings came from listening to Josh Norris’ podcast Process the Process. He and Lance Zierlein discussed the Pitt offensive tackle – a defensive line convert with arms that are over 35” long – and go into tremendous detail about his strengths and weaknesses in pass protection.

If you’ve watched Lance in the RSP Film Room series, you know that his insight on offensive line prospects is tremendous, so be sure to check out that episode of Process the Process if you enjoyed Lance’s Brandon Scherff breakdown.

Josh and Lance both agreed that Clemmings’ needed some work in pass protection, and that some of his flaws were magnified at the Senior Bowl. However, they also agreed that he had the lateral agility, athletic ability, and length to play offensive tackle.

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