Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

03 May 2005, 10:19am by Michael David Smith

Four Downs: NFC North

They call it the Black and Blue Division because of line play and defense, but all four NFC North teams chose offensive skill position players in the draft. We examine those decisions in the latest installment of Four Downs.

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02 May 2005, 09:54am by Ned Macey

2005 Report Card Report

Was Aaron Rodgers a steal or a wasted pick? Troy Williamson over Mike Williams? How bad a pick was Matt Jones? We take a tour of leading writers' NFL Draft Report Cards to see which teams' drafts caused the most dissension.

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28 Apr 2005, 09:36am by Mike Tanier

Four Downs: NFC West

In the latest edition of Four Downs, Mike Tanier reviews the draft and gives you the lowdown on rookie free agents from around the NFC West. Plus: Arizona Cardinals fashion advice from teenage girls.

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27 Apr 2005, 02:52pm by Guest

NFL Europe Report: Weeks 3-4

Reader Ian Hollohan provides his latest bi-weekly NFL Europe report, highlighting the efforts of NFL-allocated players in the six-team league, where Amsterdam, Berlin, and Cologne sit atop the standings at 3-1. Make sure to get your Akili Smith update, and learn which current NFLE player actually appeared on the author's NFL fantasy roster last season.

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22 Apr 2005, 10:04am by admin

2005 Football Outsiders Mock Draft

Every newspaper in America is running a mock draft today, but only one is running a mock draft officially written by the staff of Football Outsiders. Russell Levine and Michael David Smith predict how Saturday's first round will -- or at least should -- play out, reprinted from Friday's New York Sun.

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21 Apr 2005, 10:18am by Michael David Smith

Defensive Gems Below the Surface

Offensive players are expected to dominate the top half of the first round of the NFL Draft, but Michael David Smith explains that there are still plenty of defensive standouts to be had. Here are his profiles of the defensive players likely to be chosen in the first two rounds, reprinted from Wednesday's New York Sun.

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20 Apr 2005, 10:45am by Russell Levine

Previewing the Top Offensive Picks

It's been said many times that the 2005 draft class lacks "star power." But to Russell Levine, that just makes it more interesting. In this article reprinted from Tuesday's New York Sun, he previews the offensive players whose names you're likely to hear called on day one.

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19 Apr 2005, 11:10am by Ned Macey

Four Downs: AFC South

The Texans still have a porous offensive line. The Colts sit out free agency again. Donovan Darius is trying to get off the Jags, while Marcus Stroud is staying for a while. The Titans may be in a perfect position to trade on draft day. All this plus a look at Tennessee's big free agent catch, Kyle Vanden Bosch, in this AFC South edition of Four Downs.

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17 Apr 2005, 11:55pm by Michael David Smith

Loser's Curse Haunts the First Round

As a consolation prize for having the worst record in the NFL last season, the San Francisco 49ers get to enjoy the first pick in next weekend's NFL draft. But is the first pick really such a great thing to have? In this article reprinted from Friday's New York Sun, Michael David Smith tells us about two business school professors who say that the answer to that question is an emphatic "no," and explains why the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything is, in fact, 43. Ed. note: For some reason this study is getting a lot of press today, and I have gotten a couple emails about it, so I wanted to point out that we wrote about it back in April.

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15 Apr 2005, 12:45pm by Guest

NFL Europe: Weeks 1-2

Reader Ian Hollohan will be providing bi-weekly NFL Europe reports for us, focusing on players who we may see in the NFL next year as well as games we can watch here on American television. In his first report, we learn that minor league football is in fact sloppy, and that Denver may have yet another running back prospect.

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