Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

16 Nov 2013, 10:25am by Matt Waldman

Futures: Oklahoma State CB Justin Gilbert

Gilbert has first-day athleticism and versatility, but junior year lapses with technique and judgment made him the type of player who elicited a wide range of draft day possibilities before his senior year.

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6 comments, Last at 02 Jan 2015, 11:16pm by avelin

09 Nov 2013, 01:40pm by Matt Waldman

Futures: Buy One, Get Three Free?

Having an open mind and room in an evaluation process to spot players with underdeveloped potential can help transform an organization.

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4 comments, Last at 02 Jan 2015, 11:17pm by avelin

02 Nov 2013, 12:25pm by Matt Waldman

Futures: Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk

As dazzling as Seastrunk is –- and I see the potential for him to dazzle in the NFL –- what he’ll need to do to earn those opportunities are the boring things that make his game efficient as well as productive.

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3 comments, Last at 02 Jan 2015, 11:14pm by avelin

26 Oct 2013, 10:27am by Matt Waldman

Futures: UNC TE Eric Ebron

Eric Ebron is the hot name among the NFL Draft media, but the University of North Carolina tight end isn’t some flash fire that ignited at Chapel Hill in mid-October.

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3 comments, Last at 02 Jan 2015, 11:11pm by avelin

19 Oct 2013, 01:22am by Matt Waldman

Futures: Arizona State DT Will Sutton

The Arizona State defensive tackle’s story is turning into another example of where the system is focused on spotting flaws more than serious consideration of how to maximize available talent.

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8 comments, Last at 02 Jan 2015, 11:19pm by avelin

12 Oct 2013, 11:04am by Matt Waldman

Futures: Florida State WR Rashad Greene

An intuitive player with good ball skills, Rashad Greene is one of Matt Waldman's favorites in this 2014 class. However, "favorite" doesn't always mean "best."

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2 comments, Last at 02 Jan 2015, 11:19pm by avelin

05 Oct 2013, 02:44pm by Matt Waldman

Futures: Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews

Offensive tackle Jake Matthews is another star from a family whose careers as professional football players parallels the contributions of the Marsalis family to music.

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3 comments, Last at 02 Jan 2015, 11:17pm by avelin

28 Sep 2013, 11:48am by Matt Waldman

Futures: Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel is intuitive, improvisational, daring, and he has the prerequisite physical skills to start in the NFL. But he can have a coach shouting from the sideline, "No, no, no, ... No!" as much as “No, no, no ... Yes, yes, yes, yes!!!"

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18 comments, Last at 02 Jan 2015, 11:16pm by avelin

21 Sep 2013, 09:35am by Matt Waldman

Futures: UGA QB Aaron Murray

Quarterbacks are managers and there are two basic types: task-oriented managers and creative managers. Matt Waldman shows why Aaron Murray's NFL prospects are tied to his managerial style.

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11 comments, Last at 02 Jan 2015, 11:11pm by avelin

14 Sep 2013, 12:46pm by Matt Waldman

Futures: UCLA OLB Anthony Barr

Barr made the switch from anonymous fullback to star outside linebacker at UCLA, but can he elevate his game to earn the whispers of top-10 pick?

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4 comments, Last at 02 Jan 2015, 11:15pm by avelin