Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

18 Apr 2006, 11:44pm by Mike Tanier

FO on FOX: Beyond Size and Speed

Combine numbers are swell, but they don't give you football instincts. To get you ready for this year's draft, Mike Tanier takes a look at some of the less talked-about skills that scouts and coaches are analyzing as teams build their draft boards. New: pocket presence. Also being discussed here: Offensive line footwork and leg strength.

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86 comments, Last at 02 May 2006, 10:33pm by cjfarls

14 Apr 2006, 12:15pm by Bill Barnwell

Four Downs: AFC East

Buffalo throws money at a wide receiver nobody wanted, New England throws money at the best defensive end in football, and Miami throws passes to a wide receiver that may not be as good as people think. Meanwhile, the Jets are just trying to figure out who's going to be throwing, period. Welcome FO intern Bill Barnwell as he takes us around the AFC East in the final pre-draft Four Downs.

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94 comments, Last at 14 May 2006, 3:45pm by al

11 Apr 2006, 06:22pm by Doug Farrar

Four Downs: NFC West

Arizona's offensive line needs a jump start, the Rams are rebuilding their defense, and the 49ers just hope Alex Smith can turn it around. Meanwhile, the Seahawks and Vikings play a weird game of footsie under the table. Will a poison pill help Seattle recover from surgical removal of its jurevicius maximus? Doug Farrar of SEAHAWKS.NET steps in to give us the latest on the division he knows best.

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84 comments, Last at 19 Apr 2006, 9:51am by Mr Shush

07 Apr 2006, 11:52am by Michael David Smith

2000 NFL Draft, Six Years Later

Courtney Brown No. 1? Tom Brady No. 199? Why is the first round of the 2000 draft so hard to tell from the sixth round? It's time for that annual Football Outsiders tradition, reviewing the draft from six years ago.

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128 comments, Last at 26 Apr 2007, 7:46pm by John P

06 Apr 2006, 08:49am by Ned Macey

Four Downs: AFC South

Reggie Bush will immediately lead the Texans to the Super Bowl. Adam Vinatieri will kick the Super Bowl-winning kick for the Colts. The Jaguars aggressively addressed their needs by stockpiling players named Williams. The Titans are treating one of their franchise icons with class. This and other facts in Ned Macey's latest tour around the AFC South.

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72 comments, Last at 28 Apr 2006, 5:27pm by SlyPumpkin

04 Apr 2006, 04:23pm by Guest

Four Downs: NFC South

Darrel Michaud returns to look after the first month of free agency in the NFC South. The Saints brought up the rear in the division, and they made lot of changes. The Bucs won the division, and they've made almost none. Maybe these guys know something about how to run a football team.

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51 comments, Last at 16 May 2006, 8:24am by TenaciousD

30 Mar 2006, 01:06pm by Mike Tanier

Four Downs: AFC West

A cone of silence has descended over the AFC West. Priest Holmes is mum on his health status. The Chargers' top brass has muzzled Marty Schottenheimer and A.J. Smith. The Broncos made some noise by trading up in the draft, but they are hush-hush about who they are taking. And the Raiders are keeping quiet about their new philosophy: a Commitment to Queen-Sized Beds.

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87 comments, Last at 14 Apr 2006, 2:09am by EVinSD

27 Mar 2006, 07:15pm by Michael David Smith

Four Downs: NFC North

Quarterbacks are the main topic of discussion in the NFC North this off-season, but in the latest installment of Four Downs, we'll ponder Matt Millen's next big move, the retirement of an underappreciated 28-year-old, and even the possible return of The Original Whizzinator.

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93 comments, Last at 10 Feb 2007, 11:20pm by holly pob

23 Mar 2006, 04:26pm by Guest

College Quarterbacks Through the Prism of Statistics

Can college football stats somehow be used to predict which players will succeed in the NFL? It will surprise many to discover the answer is "yes." With this look at Matt Leinart, Vince Young and Jay Cutler, guest columnist David Lewin previews his college-to-NFL QB projection system, which will get its proper debut in Pro Football Prospectus 2006.

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137 comments, Last at 11 Nov 2010, 4:37am by Carla

21 Mar 2006, 04:28pm by Al Bogdan

Four Downs: NFC East

Al Bogdan breaks down the first few weeks of free agency in the NFC East, which mostly means the annual orgy of spending that is the Washington Redskins. It also means the T.O. signing, which Al says filled a hole Dallas didn't really have. Michael David Smith disagrees, explaining why it was a great move in this article at FOXSports.com. Read both sides and then give your opinion here.

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170 comments, Last at 31 May 2006, 3:07pm by ben