Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

15 Apr 2008, 11:56am by Sean McCormick

2002 NFL Draft: Six Years Later

Which is a safer bet at the top of the first round: a quarterback, or a left tackle? If you are talking about the 2002 draft, the answer is "neither." Return with us to the days when people thought Mike Rumph was actually a cornerback, the best players were on the defensive line, and Cincinnati made the worst special teams pick in history.

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68 comments, Last at 23 Mar 2010, 4:38pm by Chuck Taylor

14 Apr 2008, 11:29am by Sean McCormick

Four Downs: AFC East

In the latest edition of Four Downs, Sean McCormick examines the AFC East. He looks at the comings in New York, the goings in New England, he hole Buffalo still needs to fill and the reasons Chris Long is most likely going to be playing for Miami this fall.

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45 comments, Last at 16 Apr 2008, 11:39am by Will

10 Apr 2008, 03:28pm by Doug Farrar

The Decline and Rise of Chad Henne

While a disappointing senior season scuttled the chances Michigan quarterback Chad Henne would be a first round pick, Doug Farrar reveals that the toughness this quarterback displayed in the face of adversity has afforded him a new level of respect.

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31 comments, Last at 13 Apr 2008, 5:15pm by PaulH

08 Apr 2008, 12:22pm by Ned Macey

Four Downs: AFC West

The Broncos tinker, the Chiefs rebuild, the Chargers stand pat, and the Raiders ... well, the Raiders take the alternate path to success. Don't they always?

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108 comments, Last at 26 Apr 2008, 3:28am by jgastute

07 Apr 2008, 10:14am by Doug Farrar

The FO Mock Draft

True to form, the first FO mock draft flirts with the unusual. As six FO staffers write up the first two rounds, a virtual Herm pontificates and a mock Matt Millen stops by to nuke G.I. Joes. Surprises abound!

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127 comments, Last at 26 Apr 2008, 3:39pm by Theo, Netherlands

03 Apr 2008, 09:29pm by Ben Riley

Four Downs: NFC West

Isaac Bruce leaves the Rams for the 49ers, Josh Brown ditches Seattle for St. Louis, and absolutely no one goes to Arizona because of complications related to Larry Fitzgerald's monster, cap-eating contract. Welcome to the free agency recap and draft preview edition of Four Downs: NFC West.

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61 comments, Last at 30 Apr 2008, 1:14pm by George

02 Apr 2008, 09:34am by Stuart Fraser

Four Downs: AFC North

Baltimore and Pittsburgh devote most of their cap space to re-signing their own players, while Cleveland distributes its draft picks around the league to acquire veteran talent. Meanwhile, Cincinnati has signed and lost several starters, but all anybody wants to talk about is what's going on with the wide receivers...

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46 comments, Last at 05 Apr 2008, 1:01pm by monkey

01 Apr 2008, 09:23am by Bill Barnwell

Jeff Brohm, Hidden Hero

Brian Brohm's draft stock has fallen dramatically over the past year, but his draft stock will never fall as far as his big brother's. Bill Barnwell details the story of Jeff Brohm, perhaps the one XFL player who deserved better, through our new XFL translations of DVOA and DPAR. (Please note the date of publication on this story.)

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35 comments, Last at 02 Apr 2008, 9:38pm by Fergasun

28 Mar 2008, 01:35pm by Doug Farrar

Chris Williams: Outrunning the Analysts

The 2008 draft is deep in offensive tackles, but scouting reports generally put them each in one of two categories: muscular road-grader, or agile pass-blocker. Can anybody become an elite tackle who excels in both areas? Vanderbilt's Chris Williams tells Doug Farrar that he's that guy.

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19 comments, Last at 05 Apr 2008, 11:58pm by Joel Christman

27 Mar 2008, 02:37pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Four Downs: NFC North

Minnesota and Chicago ask: Is it better to have a left tackle in jail, or no left tackle at all? Meanwhile, Green Bay gets ready to see if a young quarterback can reach his potential, and Detroit lets go of a back who was never able to do the same.

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60 comments, Last at 08 Apr 2008, 1:31pm by Aaron N