Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

31 Mar 2009, 10:12am by Doug Farrar

Brian Robiskie: All in the Family

This Washington Post feature on Ohio State receiver Brian Robiskie covers his relationship with dad Terry (who's currently the Falcons' receivers coach), his career with the Buckeyes, and what's ahead in the NFL.

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3 comments, Last at 08 Apr 2009, 1:41pm by Will

24 Mar 2009, 10:10am by Doug Farrar

Aaron Curry -- Safe at Home, Part 2

The conclusion of the Washington Post feature on the player Charley Casserly of the NFL Network called "the best linebacker to come out of the draft in the last 10 years" covers the Senior Bowl, Combine, NFL team interests, and how he might look as a 3-4 edge rusher.

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3 comments, Last at 25 Mar 2009, 9:52am by bubqr

22 Mar 2009, 03:21pm by Doug Farrar

Aaron Curry -- Safe at Home, Part 1

You're not supposed to get your best-ever college AND pro interview subjects in the same week, but that's what happened to me in mid-March when I talked to former Rams safety Corey Chavous for this FO article, and Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry for the Washington Post. To say that Curry has his head on straight is an enormous understatement, which you'll see when you read part 1 of the linked feature.

Could he go first overall? Wouldn't surprise me a bit.

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2 comments, Last at 22 Mar 2009, 6:16pm by Doug Farrar

17 Mar 2009, 10:01am by Doug Farrar

Brandon Pettigrew: More than Stats

This week's pre-draft player profile for the Washington Post focuses on Oklahoma State's Brandon Pettigrew, the one elite block-and-catch tight end in a draft class full of pure blockers and vertical "big receivers" in spread offenses. Like John Carlson last season, Pettigrew could outshine the competition in the right offense.

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4 comments, Last at 18 Mar 2009, 12:53pm by Doug Farrar

10 Mar 2009, 01:35pm by Doug Farrar

Darius Butler: Ready for Prime Time

This is the first in a weekly series of draft prospect profiles I'll be doing for the Washington Post's "PreDraft" section. In this one, I talk to UConn cornerback Darius Butler about why he was overlooked as a Florida high school player, how he overcame that slight elsewhere, and how he came to be involved in Deion Sanders' "Prime U" project.

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1 comment, Last at 10 Mar 2009, 3:14pm by Jon

04 Mar 2009, 05:41pm by Doug Farrar

Wildcat Widens Roles in NFL

Here's a piece I did for the Washington Post's PreDraft section about the Wildcat, Dirty Bird, Flash, etc., and how different formation ideas in the NFL may benefit players like Pat White. Bonus: Sub-Tanier play diagrams included!

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3 comments, Last at 09 Mar 2009, 9:00am by Mr Shush

24 Feb 2009, 11:32am by Doug Farrar

Harrell's Folly: The Spread Offense in the NFL

Here's a piece I wrote for the Washington Post's new PreDraft section about Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell and the difficulties he may face in the NFL. Thanks to Greg Cosell, who I caught up with at the Combine, for his time and insight on this one.

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17 comments, Last at 27 Feb 2009, 9:02pm by MJK

29 Jan 2009, 10:08am by Doug Farrar

DVOA Matchup: Super Bowl Edition

The final DVOA Matchup of the season for the Washington Post underscores Pittsburgh's consistency, and uncovers a few reasons for optimism if your rooting interest points in Arizona's direction.

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23 Jan 2009, 12:47am by Doug Farrar

Smarter Stats: The Worst Winners

This week's Washington Post column uses Pro Football Reference's Expected Wins, which does a Pythagorean projection for all Super Bowl teams going back to the Packers and Chiefs in 1966, to spot the five biggest disparities between Super Bowl winners with lower Estimated Wins than the teams they beat.

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7 comments, Last at 27 Jan 2009, 8:42pm by chappy

13 Jan 2009, 10:43am by Doug Farrar

Smarter Stats: DVOA Matchup, Conference Championships

This week's Washington Post article features Arizona and Philadelphia in an unlikely battle of run defenses, and the Ravens and Steelers as mirror images once again.

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2 comments, Last at 15 Jan 2009, 8:37pm by Pat (filler)