18 Dec 2013, 01:19pm by Matt Waldman
L’Damien Washington has the build and athleticism of A.J. Green, but he needs to go to finishing school to model this NFL star’s game. Read the analysis of his game at the RSP blog.
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03 Dec 2013, 12:01pm by Matt Waldman
Can Landry cross the gap between the mundane and the extraordinary? It's a question most players have to ask at every level of football.
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08 Oct 2013, 02:45am by Matt Waldman
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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24 Sep 2013, 10:49am by Matt Waldman
Texas A&M’s red-shirt sophomore Mike Evans has skills that could help him develop into a player along the same stylistic continuum as Boston, Brandon Marshall, and Vincent Jackson.
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17 Sep 2013, 10:22am by Matt Waldman
It’s incredibly difficult to boil down any player with just one play. Yet, if I need a play to add to the highlight reel that will help a team make a decision where to slot Todd Gurley on its board, this is my nomination despite the fact there’s an impressive display of long speed on a 75-yard touchdown earlier in this Clemson game.
10 Sep 2013, 10:20am by Matt Waldman
One of the more telling aspects of gauging a quarterback’s readiness for the NFL is how he manages pressure in the pocket. Matt Waldman examines Boyd's reaction to three types of pressure.
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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.
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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.
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05 Aug 2013, 12:29pm by Brian Fremeau
Painting with a broad brush, fumble recoveries are a fairly random event. The Mathlete refines the analysis.
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31 Jul 2013, 04:42pm by Rivers McCown
Bill Connelly, in addition to the work he did on the college football section of Football Outsiders Almanac 2013, also found time to write another book this offseason. Study Hall: College Football, Its Stats and Its Stories is on CreateSpace now, and will hit Amazon later this week. Obviously I am biased as I know Bill and enjoy editing his work thoroughly, but he is as good as it gets in the college football field.
Which receivers were truly most effective with the ball in their hands last season? We look at the leaders in YAC+ for 2014 and the last nine years.