Reception Perception: Michael Gallup & the Ideal Day 2 Sleeper

Reception Perception: Michael Gallup & the Ideal Day 2 Sleeper

The NFL Draft is nearly here. Soon we’ll have concrete takes on how these wide receivers project to the pro level, as we’ll know their landing spots and with that some clarity as to how they’ll fit with their new ...
Reception Perception: Courtland Sutton & Managing the Alien of This Class

Reception Perception: Courtland Sutton & Managing the Alien of This Class

Courtland Sutton enters the scene as something of an alien in this draft class. He’s one of the few wideouts at the top of the board who brings plus-size and athleticism along with a strong collegiate resume. In a class ...
Reception Perception: Dante Pettis & the Eye of the Beholder

Reception Perception: Dante Pettis & the Eye of the Beholder

Evaluating football players is not an exact science. You can structure your process, test similar conditions and explore variables in a controlled fashion over a large sample and not always arrive at the same conclusion every time. Perhaps more significant, ...
Reception Perception: Maybe It’s Easy to Overlook Christian Kirk But We Definitely Shouldn’t

Reception Perception: Maybe It’s Easy to Overlook Christian Kirk But We Definitely Shouldn’t

As we’€™ve run through these Reception Perception profiles, we continue to return to a theme of this receiver class being chock full of complementary flankers and slot receivers. It’€™s an important point to remind ourselves. It’€™s also a reality that ...
Reception Perception: DaeSean Hamilton & the Reliable Guiding Map of Technique

Reception Perception: DaeSean Hamilton & the Reliable Guiding Map of Technique

Navigating your way to a stable career in the NFL is an arduous task. Layers of obstacles exist, many of which have nothing to do with your skills on the field. So much goes into turning an individual’s ability to ...
Reception Perception: D.J. Moore Will Help Create the Layup Throws

Reception Perception: D.J. Moore Will Help Create the Layup Throws

The NFL game is changing. Good play-callers are prioritizing the pursuit of “layup throws” for their quarterbacks. Whether it be by spread formations, play design or route allocation, the NFL is waking up to the idea that offensive minds can ...
Reception Perception: Anthony Miller and an Intriguing Blend That Needs Attention

Reception Perception: Anthony Miller and an Intriguing Blend That Needs Attention

We don’t miss much in the lead-up to the NFL Draft. Honestly, there’s probably too much time between the end of the college football season and the selection night. So much that we end up discussing the same storylines over ...
Reception Perception: Calvin Ridley and Fighting Over What You Trust

Reception Perception: Calvin Ridley and Fighting Over What You Trust

I don’t “trust the tape.” In few walks of life do we log something as absolute truth simply because we observed it at face value. It’s nonsensical how prevalent that mindset is in the football universe.The folks willing to simply ...
Reception Perception: Hard to Find the Faults in Equanimeous St. Brown’s Game

Reception Perception: Hard to Find the Faults in Equanimeous St. Brown’s Game

The public tenor on the 2018 NFL Draft wide receiver class is highly skeptical regarding the presence of a No. 1 receiver candidate, if not outright negative. We’re disappointed at the lack of an A.J. Green or Julio Jones-level prospect ...
Reception Perception: James Washington Offers a Pair of Highly Desirable Skills

Reception Perception: James Washington Offers a Pair of Highly Desirable Skills

Wide receivers from the Big-12 are a source of some contention among the contingent of analysts who cover the NFL Draft. The results for the teams who chose to dive into that pool in recent years have been mixed, to ...
Introduction to the 2018 Reception Perception Project

Introduction to the 2018 Reception Perception Project

It’s that time of year. With the sun long-since set on the 2017 regular season and the dawn of the NFL offseason cycle well underway, we’re tasked with deconstructing the events of the past in order to help us look ...
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