Futures

Analyzing the tape of college football's best players... and the NFL's future stars.

Futures

Futures: Washington DT Danny Shelton
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Futures: Washington DT Danny Shelton

Player comparisons often have more poetry than math, but there's not enough of either for the common comparison of Shelton to Haloti Ngata and Dontari Poe.

2 comments, Last at 17 Apr 2015, 2:00pm by tuluse
Futures: Florida DE/OLB Dante Fowler
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Futures: Florida DE/OLB Dante Fowler

Is Dante Fowler a top-10 talent? Matt Waldman invites former NFL defensive end Stephen White to his virtual Korean BBQ joint for a conversation.

1 comment, Last at 25 Apr 2015, 1:19pm by nath
Futures: Winston, Hundley, Mariota, and Footwork
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Futures: Winston, Hundley, Mariota, and Footwork

For quarterbacks, the feet are the window to the mind.

3 comments, Last at 02 Apr 2015, 1:06pm by Roch Bear
Futures: Rookie Rankings
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Futures: Rookie Rankings

I hate rookie rankings. You love rookie rankings. It’s a beautiful relationship.

4 comments, Last at 05 Apr 2015, 11:39pm by LionInAZ
Futures: Deep Diving for Small-School Sleepers
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Futures: Deep Diving for Small-School Sleepers

James O'Shaughnessy, Darius Davis, Dezmin Lewis, and Zach Zenner are small-time names with potential for big-time games.

1 comment, Last at 18 Mar 2015, 2:48pm by MilkmanDanimal
Futures: Two Non-College Prospects
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Futures: Two Non-College Prospects

Two tight ends on the Denver roster show that talent isn't always evident at first glance.

3 comments, Last at 12 Mar 2015, 5:14pm by Grendel13G
Futures: Boise State RB Jay Ajayi
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Futures: Boise State RB Jay Ajayi

Jay Ajayi is a wild horse of a running back. What is the one thing he must do to become a refined thoroughbred?

5 comments, Last at 09 Mar 2015, 3:07am by ansum
Futures: Kentucky Edge Rushers Bud Dupree and Za'Darius Smith
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Futures: Kentucky Edge Rushers Bud Dupree and Za'Darius Smith

Matt Waldman explains why Kentucky's linemen are similar -- and why they are so very, very different.

2 comments, Last at 17 Mar 2018, 6:54pm by JennyLauren
Futures: The Inner Game and the 2015 Class
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Futures: The Inner Game and the 2015 Class

What if Brett Hundley had played at Oregon? How do you measure a player's toughness? Why do some players struggle to make the most of their talent?

4 comments, Last at 24 Feb 2015, 12:02am by LionInAZ
Futures: Nebraska DE/OLB Randy Gregory
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Futures: Nebraska DE/OLB Randy Gregory

Good football analysis often provides answers, but it also helps frame better questions. Two plays from Randy Gregory's USC tape frame a vital question about the potential top-five pick.

4 comments, Last at 16 Feb 2015, 2:40am by dank067