Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

14 May 2014, 07:49am by Mike Tanier

Sports on Earth Draft Grades

My wacky "use real pedagogy" draft grades arrive too late to be part of the FO survey, and they don't fit the format, anyway. But that does not mean you cannot hear my long-winded insights about why I hate the Steelers draft class.

NFC grades arrive tomorrow.

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6 comments, Last at 15 May 2014, 11:44pm by tuluse

13 May 2014, 06:38pm by Rivers McCown

Joe Haden Signs Monster Extension

The terms: five years, $68 million. $23 million in guarantees, $45 million if you count guarantees with caveats.

So Joe Haden makes more than Richard Sherman.

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7 comments, Last at 14 May 2014, 11:29pm by herewegobrowniesherewego

12 May 2014, 11:45am by Rivers McCown

MMQB: Sealed With a Kiss

This week, PK puts a bow on the draft. Johnny Manziel, Michael Sam, Trent Baalke, and the David Caldwell Stealth Operative are the main players.

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2 comments, Last at 14 May 2014, 1:44pm by mathesond

12 May 2014, 06:47am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: That's a Wrap

What happens when the Browns ignore an obvious need, Jim Harbaugh forgets Mother's Day, and I try to process the Richard Sherman contract while substitute teaching a religious ed class?

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3 comments, Last at 12 May 2014, 10:20pm by dbostedo

09 May 2014, 05:08pm by Aaron Schatz

Bills Trade Steve Johnson to 49ers

The 49ers needed another wide receiver so they weren't stuck with someone like Quinton Patton on the field all the time, and the Bills apparently feel that they have too many wide receivers now that they drafted Sammy Watkins, so Steve Johnson is off to the 49ers for a conditional 2015 fourth-round pick which could become a third.

Most similar WR to Steve Johnson 2011-2013 by Football Outsiders sim scores:

Vance Johnson 1988-1990
Reggie Langhorne 1988-1990
Muhsin Muhammad 1999-2001
Dwayne Bowe 2007-2009
Earnest Gray 1982-1984
Kevin Walter 2007-2009
Bert Emmanuel 1996-1998

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27 comments, Last at 15 May 2014, 11:12pm by tuluse

08 May 2014, 04:03pm by Aaron Schatz

FO SITE NEWS: NFL Draft Audibles

Read here about FO's special 2014 NFL Draft Audibles at the Line.

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08 May 2014, 06:46am by Rivers McCown

It's Not Them, It's You

Chris Brown on the three top quarterbacks in this draft.

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2 comments, Last at 08 May 2014, 12:28pm by Theo

07 May 2014, 02:14pm by Vince Verhei

New Deal Makes Sherman NFL's Top-Paid CB

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman doesn't need a spokesman or PR firm to announce his new contract. He turned to a Stanford graduate with a degree in communications who is working on his Master's: himself.

"I am blessed to announce that the Seattle Seahawks and I have reached an agreement on a contract extension," Sherman wrote on his blog today.

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24 comments, Last at 22 Jul 2014, 6:05am by rharr islisa

07 May 2014, 06:47am by Mike Tanier

Position-by-Position Final Draft Guide

Russ Lande and I (Tanier) have gone into something halfway between Beast Mode and a fugue state in the final days of draft coverage. There are tons of articles littering Sports on Earth by one or both of us, but this condenses 3 months of draft babble into a semi-concise roundup.

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1 comment, Last at 07 May 2014, 9:47am by tomdrees

06 May 2014, 03:08pm by Aaron Schatz

The Most Botched NFL Draft Pick Ever

Great Don Banks longform writing from SI.com about the day in 1982 when the Tampa Bay Bucs drafted the wrong guy thanks to crappy speaker phone quality. The Bucs ended up making a trade to use another pick on the guy they wanted in the first place, and he was a complete bust. Meanwhile, the guy they took by accident became an All-Pro.

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7 comments, Last at 09 May 2014, 4:47pm by jackgibbs