Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

25 Aug 2014, 10:46am by Matt Waldman

The Difficulty of Judging Football Speed

Nebraska runner Ameer Abdullah’s 43-yard touchdown vs. Illinois offers a sound example of the difficulties of judging speed without a stopwatch, but why it’s still as important as the 40-time.

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5 comments, Last at 08 Sep 2014, 10:19pm by v3456d

20 Aug 2014, 09:46pm by Aaron Schatz

25 Maps That Explain College Football

Uh-oh, somebody introduced the SBNation people to the Vox people. Mix politics and college football and you know this all ends with Jonathan Chait complaining about Ohio State again.

Actually, there are some pretty cool maps in here: where players come from, why they all end up in the SEC, and why they all wouldn't have ended up in the SEC 50 years ago since, you know, a lot of them are African-American.

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1 comment, Last at 21 Aug 2014, 9:13am by Will Allen

15 Jul 2014, 11:49pm by Matt Waldman

LSU's Leonard Fournette: Best in a Decade?

In a decade? So says the Sporting News college football preview. The next Adrian Peterson? Some say so. Matt Waldman takes a look.

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2 comments, Last at 16 Jul 2014, 11:06pm by justanothersteve

22 May 2014, 11:02pm by Rivers McCown

Are Certain Types of Passes More Likely to be Intercepted?

Bill Connelly looks at his college football charting data from 2014 to see what we can learn about interceptions going forward.

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8 comments, Last at 29 May 2014, 11:16am by Travis

20 May 2014, 03:00pm by Rivers McCown

How Much College Quarterbacks Are Worth

538 creates a system with college QBR to project how much college quarterbacks were actually worth to their schools.

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10 comments, Last at 11 Jul 2014, 11:48pm by mstef8

13 May 2014, 01:13pm by Rivers McCown

How Sleeper Recruits Still Make the NFL

Four- and five-star recruits were 995 percent more likely to be drafted in the first round than their lesser-ranked counterparts. So, why did Khalil Mack and Jimmie Ward slip under the recruiting radar?

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13 May 2014, 12:31pm by Rivers McCown

The 2013 College Football Charting Project

Bill Connelly and the crew at Football Study Hall have released their spreadsheet. 202 charted games to peruse at your leisure.

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29 Apr 2014, 03:41pm by Matt Waldman

Gruden QB Camp: Analyzing the Teddy Bridgewater Interview

Matt Waldman experiments with analyzing Jon Gruden's QB Camp series to illustrate the variety of takeaways that individuals can have about a player in an interview.

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7 comments, Last at 01 May 2014, 1:11am by RickD

29 Apr 2014, 12:27am by Matt Waldman

Gruden QB Camp: Analyzing the Tajh Boyd Interview

Matt Waldman experiments with analyzing Jon Gruden's QB Camp series to illustrate the variety of takeaways that individuals can have about a player in an interview.

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4 comments, Last at 01 May 2014, 2:31pm by commissionerleaf

17 Apr 2014, 11:28am by Matt Waldman

Game of Inches: The Talent Gap by the Numbers

What if you could see the difference between the average college player, NFL prospect, NFL veteran, and NFL star through the lens of errors per season?

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8 comments, Last at 19 Apr 2014, 6:10pm by LionInAZ