Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

16 Mar 2018, 11:16am by Charles McDonald

Futures: Maurice Hurst

A heart condition discovered at the combine has put the Michigan lineman's career in limbo, but Hurst had the best film of any defensive tackle in this year's draft class.

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28 Feb 2018, 04:39pm by Charles McDonald

Futures: Lamar Jackson

If you think the Louisville product doesn't have franchise quarterback potential, or that he needs to switch positions, then you're not paying attention to the film. Charles McDonald explains.

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10 comments, Last at 14 Mar 2018, 4:03am by rheachawla

27 Feb 2018, 06:54pm by Charles McDonald

Four Downs: NFC South

Everyone in this division needs defensive help -- everyone, that is, except the Panthers, who have been in desperate need of wide receivers since Steve Smith was at his peak.

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4 comments, Last at 03 Mar 2018, 10:00pm by LionInAZ

14 Feb 2018, 01:30pm by Charles McDonald

Futures: Roquan Smith

In the pass-happy world of the NFL in 2018, it takes a very special player to make an impact as an inside linebacker. The reigning Butkus Award winner is just such a player. Charles McDonald shows why.

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12 comments, Last at 17 Feb 2018, 12:46pm by Al13

25 Jan 2018, 06:06pm by Charles McDonald

Film Room: Eagles Offense

Turns out the loss of Carson Wentz was not the end of Philadelphia's season after all. Charles McDonald shows how Doug Pederson has put backup Nick Foles in position to win a Super Bowl.

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16 comments, Last at 31 Jan 2018, 3:56pm by horn

11 Jan 2018, 06:08pm by Charles McDonald

Film Room: Falcons Defense

In 2016, it was Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, and the offense that carried the Falcons on a playoff run. Charles McDonald shows how the defense has done a lot more of the heavy lifting in the second half of the 2017 season.

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3 comments, Last at 12 Jan 2018, 11:49am by brenthutto

28 Dec 2017, 11:41am by Charles McDonald

Film Room: Jaguars Defense

Charles McDonald looks at San Francisco's upset of Jacksonville and found that it was strategy, not talent, that exposed weaknesses in the Jaguars' previously dominant pass coverage.

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5 comments, Last at 31 Dec 2017, 3:02pm by hrudey

14 Dec 2017, 05:19pm by Charles McDonald

Film Room: Josh Gordon

Does Josh Gordon deserve a chance at redemption? Can he still be a top-flight receiver after nearly three years in exile? Is he the most dangerous weapon on the Browns roster? Charles McDonald explains why the answers are yes, yes, and lord, yes.

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6 comments, Last at 16 Dec 2017, 12:37am by Kopalec

30 Nov 2017, 04:42pm by Charles McDonald

Film Room: Browns Defense

Don't let the 0-11 record fool you -- the Cleveland defense is loaded with young stars up front, starting with this year's first overall draft pick, Myles Garrett.

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5 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2017, 11:38am by OldFox

09 Nov 2017, 03:35pm by Charles McDonald

Film Room: New York Jets Offense

The Jets offense is composed almost entirely of castoffs from other teams, including 38-year-old quarterback Josh McCown. Charles McDonald shows how coordinator John Morton has used "college" schemes to make a functional machine out of that scrap.

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5 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2017, 10:46am by dcl0