Futures

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

Futures

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
Futures: Oregon QB Marcus Mariota
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Futures: Oregon QB Marcus Mariota

Mariota’s NFL potential explored through three questions, seven plays, and seven NFL comparisons.

12 comments, Last at 23 Feb 2015, 2:50am by matt_waldman_is_a_nerd
Futures: CSU-Pueblo QB Chris Bonner
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Futures: CSU-Pueblo QB Chris Bonner

Much of the major media has written off this year's quarterbacks beyond the top three prospects, but Bonner deserves due diligence.

2 comments, Last at 28 Jan 2015, 2:17pm by Aaron Brooks Good Twin
Futures: Senior Bowl RB Roundtable
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Futures: Senior Bowl RB Roundtable

Matt Waldman talks shop with Minnesota's David Cobb, Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah, and Michigan State's Jeremy Langford.

3 comments, Last at 21 Jan 2015, 6:49pm by Matt Waldman
Futures: Michigan WR/TE Devin Funchess
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Futures: Michigan WR/TE Devin Funchess

Which position is the best fit for Devin Funchess in the NFL? Trying to find an answer raises additional questions.

Futures: USC DT/DE Leonard Williams
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Futures: USC DT/DE Leonard Williams

In 2014, current Rams DT Aaron Donald was on Matt Waldman's pre-draft short list of top rookies... and Williams might be better than Donald.

1 comment, Last at 07 Jan 2015, 6:48pm by Raiderjoe