Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

30 Oct 2013, 09:18pm by Matt Waldman

“The Degradation of a Young Stud," Starring Robert Griffin

Sounds like an adult film, right? It is and it isn’t. What I witnessed from Washington’s passing offense against Denver this weekend was so nasty it will compel viewers take a long shower afterwards. Equally disturbing is that this film possesses a lot of elements of an exploitation flick and I had a difficult time watching an innocent, young talent treated this way. Worst of all, it’s difficult to assess blame and there in lurks the elements of psychological horror that chills the blood.

Read the rest at the RSP Blog.

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29 comments, Last at 02 Nov 2013, 10:28pm by greybeard

26 Oct 2013, 10:27am by Matt Waldman

Futures: UNC TE Eric Ebron

Eric Ebron is the hot name among the NFL Draft media, but the University of North Carolina tight end isn’t some flash fire that ignited at Chapel Hill in mid-October.

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3 comments, Last at 02 Jan 2015, 11:11pm by avelin

22 Oct 2013, 11:54am by Matt Waldman

Why Matt Stafford is a Polarizing QB

At least once a week on Twitter, I see a writer slam Stafford for his poor footwork, his unsound throwing form, and his tendency not to follow through with his release in situations where he had a chance. And these Emily Posts of NFL football analysis are accurate with their takes. But are they really seeing the big picture?

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75 comments, Last at 03 Nov 2013, 4:31pm by lions fan

19 Oct 2013, 01:22am by Matt Waldman

Futures: Arizona State DT Will Sutton

The Arizona State defensive tackle’s story is turning into another example of where the system is focused on spotting flaws more than serious consideration of how to maximize available talent.

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8 comments, Last at 02 Jan 2015, 11:19pm by avelin

16 Oct 2013, 11:29am by Matt Waldman

NFL Closeup: Kenny Stills and the 50/50 Ball

Height, vertical prowess, and strength are helpful, but there is technique involved with winning a “50/50 ball.” His touchdown reception late in the fourth quarter against two Patriots defensive backs is a great example. Here is a frame-by-frame demonstration.

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10 comments, Last at 17 Oct 2013, 1:26pm by Theo

15 Oct 2013, 12:05am by Matt Waldman

Keenan Allen RSP Scouting Report

Matt Waldman posts his college scouting report of Chargers' WR Keenan Allen, his No. 2 receiver in the 2013 NFL Draft class.

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2 comments, Last at 16 Oct 2013, 12:47am by Scott C

12 Oct 2013, 11:04am by Matt Waldman

Futures: Florida State WR Rashad Greene

An intuitive player with good ball skills, Rashad Greene is one of Matt Waldman's favorites in this 2014 class. However, "favorite" doesn't always mean "best."

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2 comments, Last at 02 Jan 2015, 11:19pm by avelin

08 Oct 2013, 02:45am by Matt Waldman

Boiler Room: Florida State RB James Wilder, Jr.

It’s incredibly difficult to boil down any player with just one play. Yet, if Matt Waldman needed a play to add to the highlight reel that will help a team make a decision where to slot Wilder, Jr. on its board, this is his nomination - not because it's the most impressive play as much as it's a telling indication of the player in terms of that double-edged sword.

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1 comment, Last at 03 Dec 2013, 1:47am by online essay writer

06 Oct 2013, 11:45pm by Matt Waldman

Josh Freeman Signs with Vikings

Josh Freeman will be signing with the Vikings according to many reports. While I know many folks who are skeptical of Freeman's future, I think a lot of people have been hopeful he'd land in Minnesota. Based on what little has been reported about the Buccaneers, it's hard not to think that Tampa Bay is a poorly run organization from the top-down. (Click to read more.)

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47 comments, Last at 08 Oct 2013, 9:09pm by Will Allen

05 Oct 2013, 02:44pm by Matt Waldman

Futures: Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews

Offensive tackle Jake Matthews is another star from a family whose careers as professional football players parallels the contributions of the Marsalis family to music.

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3 comments, Last at 02 Jan 2015, 11:17pm by avelin