Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

28 Aug 2012, 04:13pm by Danny Tuccitto

SITE NEWS: 2012 Wisdom of Crowds

Unless you get sadistic pleasure out of watching Richard Bartel short-arm out routes, last night's Hall of Fame game lacked entertainment. Not to worry, loyal FO reader, NFL entertainment returns today in the form of our "Wisdom of Crowds" feature. Over the next four weeks, we'll use our @fboutsiders Twitter account to get your fantasy projections for a player or two each day.

At the end of each week, I'll compile the responses, and have a post the following week about what our readership had to say. Last year, you were pretty darn prescient.

So, if you want to participate, make sure to follow us on Twitter, and check in every day for the next month.

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25 Apr 2017, 12:12pm by Nathan Forster

SackSEER 2017

Our numbers back up the conventional wisdom when it comes to edge rushers in the 2017 draft: this Garrett kid is Myles ahead of the competition.

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6 comments, Last at 3:05pm by Vincent Verhei

24 Apr 2017, 05:21pm by Aaron Schatz

The Development of Shotgun Offense in the NFL, in Four Tables

Usage of shotgun formations in NFL offenses has certainly changed over the past 20 years, peaking with San Francisco going shotgun on 99 percent of plays in 2016. (Click to read more.)

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14 comments, Last at 2:05pm by dmstorm22

24 Apr 2017, 03:46pm by Vincent Verhei

The Best NFL Factories

ESPN has put up some fun infographics looking at which college football programs have produced the most and best NFL players over the last 15 years. I've got some problems with the methodology -- it seems to me you'd want to measure each school's total value produced, not average value per draft pick -- but it's interesting to note that Alabama's offensive linemen have generally underperformed their draft position, as have Clemson's defensive linemen and defensive backs.

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2 comments, Last at 24 Apr 2017, 11:20pm by ssereb

24 Apr 2017, 11:59am by Nathan Forster

BackCAST 2017

Even in what looks like an historically great class of running back prospects, LSU's Leonard Fournette comes out on top. The depth of quality options, though, makes it clear: 2017 is a great year to draft a runner.

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4 comments, Last at 1:25pm by ChrisS

23 Apr 2017, 10:06am by Aaron Schatz

QBASE 2017 (ESPN version)

Here are our QBASE projections for the Class of 2017. It's not a great year for quarterback prospects. Commentary includes a long discussion of the history of quarterbacks with only one or two years of college experience.

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4 comments, Last at 8:44am by Karl Cuba

22 Apr 2017, 01:33pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: 2017 NFL Draft Guides

FO writers have put together draft guides for all 32 teams, looking at three things for each franchise: the biggest need, a quiet need, and a position that is definitely not a need.

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21 Apr 2017, 11:05am by Nathan Forster

SackSEER 2017 (ESPN version)

Here are the 2017 SackSEER projections. We have no problem with the consensus wisdom that Myles Garrett should be the No. 1 pick in this year's draft. SackSEER also likes Solomon Thomas and T.J. Watt, but is a bit worried about Taco Charlton.

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2 comments, Last at 24 Apr 2017, 12:43am by LionInAZ

20 Apr 2017, 04:30pm by Aaron Schatz

2017 NFL Schedule Announced

OK folks, the full 2017 regular-season schedule is out. Go ahead and discuss which teams you think got screwed by the distribution of road games or how often they have to play teams coming off bye weeks.

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21 comments, Last at 12:38pm by The Powers That Be

20 Apr 2017, 03:05pm by Scott Kacsmar

Snap-Weighted Age: 2016 NFL Rosters

The Saints were 2016's oldest team, and the Rams were once again the youngest. Are more rookies starting than ever before in the NFL? 2016 was the youngest season we have tracked yet.

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5 comments, Last at 24 Apr 2017, 12:08am by LionInAZ