06 Sep 2013, 11:15am by Matt Waldman
While no magic pill, there is a type of play for wide receivers that is guaranteed to heighten my interest in a player. I call it the Money Catch. Give me a receiver who can make these consistently and I’m less concerned about his height, weight, 40-time, bench press, or stats. A receiver who demonstrates this skill may not become an NFL starter, but there are few quality NFL starters who lack this ability.
1 comment, Last at 07 Sep 2013, 6:12am by foxlies
02 Sep 2013, 01:14pm by Matt Waldman
Most don’t project Chase Rettig as a draft worthy quarterback heading into the 2013 college season. Matt Waldman thinks Rettig does well enough to earn consideration in early May even if his team continues its underwhelming play.
2 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2013, 2:06pm by sundown
31 Aug 2013, 03:21pm by Matt Waldman
A college player who reminds me of Eric Metcalf is Venric Mark. Scouts will wonder which positional template Mark fits into – if he fits into one at all.
7 comments, Last at 02 Jan 2015, 11:09pm by avelin
12 Jun 2013, 03:16am by Matt Waldman
Charles Sims is a disciple of the McFadden-Murray school of running back. Matt Waldman is going to show you why.
6 comments, Last at 31 Dec 2013, 6:09am by hassan
06 Jun 2013, 09:21am by Matt Waldman
Rivers McCown makes my Futures column look better. He makes all the Football Outsiders look better – at least in print. McCown participated in our recent Reality Sports Online writer draft. This is an auction league that includes multi-year contracts.
03 Jun 2013, 09:37am by Matt Waldman
Coleman has the physical gifts of a top prospect, but does he have the technical skills and supporting cast to help him make a case?
1 comment, Last at 03 Jun 2013, 10:05am by Shalimar
25 Apr 2013, 06:44am by Matt Waldman
14 Players at Risk of a Medical Red Flag on Draft Day
7 comments, Last at 27 Apr 2013, 10:54am by Raiderjoe
24 Apr 2013, 11:12am by Matt Waldman
When it comes to evaluating a football talent like Cordarrelle Paterson, I believe the Playmaker Score can be part of the conversation -- just not the entire discussion.
5 comments, Last at 24 Apr 2013, 10:16pm by Frank
23 Apr 2013, 12:53pm by Matt Waldman
A polarizing player in the draft community engenders endless debate -- even after we see that player on an NFL field. If he succeeds, his backers believe that the detractors over analyzed the situation. If the prospect struggles, the naysayers will claim the backers didn’t see enough. In this sense, Le’Veon Bell is a polarizing player.
3 comments, Last at 06 Sep 2013, 8:01am by super real
21 Apr 2013, 11:05am by Matt Waldman
Compared to his peers in this 2013 wide receiver draft class, Robert Woods has a “quiet game.” The USC Trojan is an average-sized receiver with good quickness, but his measurements as an athlete is nothing special. Yet, Woods is one of the best prospects at his position – a wide receiver class that I contend is a deep one.
1 comment, Last at 21 Apr 2013, 11:37am by cisforcookie