Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

06 Oct 2012, 08:35am by Matt Waldman

Futures: UCLA RB Johnathan Franklin

UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin is a dark-horse candidate for the Heisman Trophy because he displays a maturity with his decision-making that few backs possess at the college level.

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04 Oct 2012, 02:36pm by Matt Waldman

Zone Blocking: The Anti-McFadden

Darren McFadden is a fantastic talent, but RSP blog contributor Nathan Miller demonstrates why McFadden and the Oakland Raiders line are experiencing growing pains as they transition to a zone-blocking scheme.

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6 comments, Last at 01 Nov 2012, 8:52pm by Mr Shush

03 Oct 2012, 10:48am by Matt Waldman

Matt Waldman on USC WR Marqise Lee

USC receiver Marqise Lee is a fantastic athletic talent, but like some of the most exciting players to grace the football fields of the college and NFL game he has to learn to temper his decision-making as a ball carrier before his athleticism gets the best of him.

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1 comment, Last at 04 Oct 2012, 4:58pm by Kyle D.

29 Sep 2012, 10:37am by Matt Waldman

Futures: Eddie Lacy

When we look at the spectrum of Alabama running backs, Eddie Lacy is more like Trent Richardson or Mark Ingram than Glen Coffee. Matt Waldman shows how Lacy transcended his offensive line against Arkansas.

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8 comments, Last at 01 Jan 2013, 7:05am by mano

26 Sep 2012, 10:55am by Matt Waldman

What is Wrong With Jay Cutler?

During Jay Cutler’s first three years, Dynasty Rogues writers and former college assistant coach Nick Whalen found himself making excuses for Cutler's play. His offensive line is bad. His weapons aren’t talented. His offensive coaches aren’t playing to his strengths. No more excuses. He decided to break down Jay Cutler’s game versus Green Bay and see what the talented, but undisciplined Bears quarterback needs to fix.

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53 comments, Last at 27 Sep 2012, 5:32pm by dmstorm22

22 Sep 2012, 11:05am by Matt Waldman

Futures: Star Lotulelei

Quickness and instincts make this 6-foot-4, 320-pound defensive tackle worthy of his first name.

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5 comments, Last at 24 Sep 2012, 8:22am by Dean

15 Sep 2012, 11:36am by Matt Waldman

Futures: Georgia LB Alec Ogletree

Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones is the bigger name, but inside linebacker Alec Ogletree is a fine prospect in his own right.

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09 Sep 2012, 07:19pm by Matt Waldman

Futures: Tyler Wilson

Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson displays reckless tendencies that, if not fixed, could hurt his chances of reaching his potential as an NFL quarterback. However, Wilson also has transcendent moments as a decision-maker.

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3 comments, Last at 10 Sep 2012, 3:03pm by Karl Cuba

08 Sep 2012, 04:23pm by Matt Waldman

Pai Mei, Longtones, and Route Running

Football and music (and in this case, Kung Fu) continue to have a number of parallels for me. I played saxophone from the age of 8 until I stopped at 23. This is roughly the same career life span of most college football players. Those who continue playing beyond college and perform on the highest stage possess a mastery of fundamentals that require a willingness to enslave oneself to the development process: practice. Utah senior DeVonte Christopher is just embarking on that journey. More at Matt Waldman's Rookie Scouting Portfolio blog.

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03 Sep 2012, 04:51pm by Matt Waldman

RB-OL Collisions: Reading the Road with Marcus Lattimore

A criticism I read about a few college running backs this week was the tendency for some of them to run up the back of offensive linemen. Sometimes this is a fair criticism of a player. However, there are numerous examples of plays where a running back is not at fault for colliding with the backsides of his blockers. I thought it might be helpful to provide examples of when this type of behavior is not the fault of the runner. I’m using South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore and his teammates as an example.

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3 comments, Last at 05 Sep 2012, 11:28am by Qwijybo