Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

13 Jun 2006, 08:53am by Michael David Smith

Four Downs: NFC North

It's all about defense in the NFC North, where three teams took linebackers with their top pick and the other one added to the top defense in the league with yet more defensive players. Here's a look at the draft and free agent moves around the division.

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104 comments, Last at 17 Jul 2006, 1:20am by David Ferrier

07 Jun 2006, 01:25pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Four Downs: AFC North

Cincinnati may have reached with some late picks, and Baltimore didn't need to give away a sixth-round pick, but otherwise all four AFC North teams score very well according to Sean McCormick's Best Player Available analysis. Plus, Ryan Wilson has the rest of the news from the division, as the Bengals work towards locking up their offensive linemen long-term and the Ravens wait for Steve McNair. And wait, and wait, and ... hey, wait a minute, the wait is over!

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82 comments, Last at 22 Dec 2006, 3:52am by Bill

03 Jun 2006, 11:01pm by Guest

Four Downs: NFC South

Good times in the NFC South, as the Falcons get a first-round cornerback in the second round and the Saints get a first-pick player with the second pick. They also may have snagged the best undrafted free agent available. Meanwhile, Carolina makes an unexpected choice at running back, and Tampa Bay makes some unexpected choices on the offensive line. Sean McCormick has Best Player Available analysis and Darrel Michaud has the rest of the news from around the division in the latest edition of Four Downs.

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61 comments, Last at 24 Jun 2006, 2:10am by Stephen Yang

30 May 2006, 10:27pm by Ned Macey

Four Downs: AFC South

Mario, I just met an end named Mario, and suddenly that name will never be the same to me. Sean McCormick attacks the AFC South with Best Player Available analysis -- hint, this guy Reggie Bush was still on the board for Houston -- while Ned Macey brings you the rest of the news including a similarity scores table for Jimmy Smith which was supposed to go in PFP 2006. We spent a lot of time on it so it has to go somewhere.

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147 comments, Last at 13 Oct 2006, 6:30pm by Gerry

26 May 2006, 02:18pm by admin

FO Mailbag

Were the 2005 49ers the worst team ever? Does Ken Anderson belong in the Hall of Fame? How good is the San Diego offensive line? These questions and the revenge of the Browncos in the long-delayed return of the Football Outsiders mailbag.

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78 comments, Last at 12 Jun 2006, 8:57am by Scott de B.

19 May 2006, 10:17pm by Mike Tanier

Four Downs: AFC West

Hi. Remember us? We're back from insane book deadline week and happy to bring you the second edition of Best Player Available analysis from Sean McCormick, plus the usual AFC West goofiness from Mike Tanier. Who's ready for some Chargers parking news?

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81 comments, Last at 05 Jul 2006, 1:13pm by San Diego Ken

12 May 2006, 12:54pm by Mike Tanier

Every Stat Tells a Story: The Sacked-and-Looted 1986 Eagles

In our new feature exploring weird stats of NFL history, Mike Tanier explains that it takes more than a bad offensive line to give up 104 sacks in a season. For the 1986 Eagles, it took a cocky coach, three shell-shocked passers, lots of rookie blockers, and a failed experiment in quarterback rotation.

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104 comments, Last at 09 Jun 2006, 3:17pm by Justin Zeth

08 May 2006, 04:19pm by Doug Farrar

Four Downs: NFC West

For the next round of Four Downs, we're pleased to present Sean McCormick's "Best Player Available" analysis for each division, along with the usual gang commenting on other moves by each team before and since the draft. Up first: The NFC West, where Arizona focuses on the best player available, Seattle drafts for need, and San Francisco casts a wide net in search of receivers.

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117 comments, Last at 07 Jul 2006, 4:21pm by FAN

04 May 2006, 10:02am by Bill Barnwell

2006 Report Card Report

Matt Leinart: Great draft pick, or the greatest draft pick? Haloti Ngata: secret to a Ray Lewis resurgence, or just another fat guy? And is it better to judge a draft based on the talent selected, or based on who returns your phone calls? Bill Barnwell sits in as we bring you the third edition of that FO tradition, our report card grading NFL draft report cards.

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149 comments, Last at 15 May 2006, 11:15pm by Bjorn

29 Apr 2006, 07:04pm by admin

Open 2006 Draft Discussion III/FO Recaps on FOX

This is an open thread to review the first day of the 2006 NFL Draft, and also discuss the second day as it happens. It's also a place to talk about the round-by-round recaps written by the FO staff at FOXSports.com.

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255 comments, Last at 13 Jul 2006, 3:33am by Sportsbook