Futures

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

Futures

Futures: UCLA QB Brett Hundley
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Futures: UCLA QB Brett Hundley

Beyond the immediate considerations of Hundley's potential, the quarterback's tape raises larger questions about the position.

Futures: Auburn WR D'haquille Williams
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Futures: Auburn WR D'haquille Williams

Williams' game inspires a narrative of wishful thinking that college receivers will take the NFL by storm as rookies from here on out.

Futures: FSU QB Jameis Winston
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Futures: FSU QB Jameis Winston

Matt Waldman breaks down the tape on the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner, who demonstrates mobility, accuracy, and anticipation of how the defense will respond.

5 comments, Last at 08 Dec 2014, 10:46pm by SuperGrover
Futures: Six Memorable Lessons About Talent Evaluation
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Futures: Six Memorable Lessons About Talent Evaluation

This week’s Futures makes a visit to the past. Matt Waldman lists the 10 most influential prospects in his development as a talent evaluator.

4 comments, Last at 24 Nov 2014, 10:30am by mstickles
Futures: Oklahoma WR Dorial Green-Beckham
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Futures: Oklahoma WR Dorial Green-Beckham

When it comes to this massive talent, we're going to make it too complicated and the NFL will be too simplistic. Find out why.

5 comments, Last at 29 Jan 2015, 11:05pm by Misfit74
Futures: Florida State TE Nick O'Leary
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Futures: Florida State TE Nick O'Leary

Need a player who will do the dirty work to keep your quarterback looking and playing clean? O'Leary is your man.

Futures: Kansas State WR Tyler Lockett
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Futures: Kansas State WR Tyler Lockett

The Wildcats receiver isn't the best athlete you'll ever see, but Matt Waldman says he could be an effective pro with small improvements in his technique.

Futures: Texas RB Malcolm Brown
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Futures: Texas RB Malcolm Brown

DeMarco Murray is the toast of the NFL, but injury and team issues clouded some observers' view of his talent. Texas RB Malcolm Brown might have the same problem this winter. 

Futures: Rutgers TE Tyler Kroft
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Futures: Rutgers TE Tyler Kroft

There's a growing diversity of players that are labeled tight ends in the NFL. Rutgers' Tyler Kroft flashes upside to become more than a receiving specialist, but there's no guarantee he'll fulfill this potential.

Futures: Washington LB/DB/RB Shaq Thompson
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Futures: Washington LB/DB/RB Shaq Thompson

Thought Myles Jack was a rarity? Thompson has starred at three positions and he's a special teams ace. But does he have a position in the NFL?

7 comments, Last at 07 Jan 2015, 3:02pm by Matt Waldman