Futures

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Futures

Futures: My Expansion Franchise
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Futures: My Expansion Franchise

You've just been awarded an NFL expansion team and must build your personnel department. How would you do it? Matt Waldman takes on the exercise.

9 comments, Last at 25 Apr 2014, 11:35pm by LionInAZ
Futures: Alabama MLB C.J. Mosley
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Futures: Alabama MLB C.J. Mosley

Want to see what good middle linebacker play looks like? Watch this Alabama prospect work.

Futures: Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald
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Futures: Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald

Matt Waldman isn't a betting man, but if he were, Aaron Donald would be one of two players in this deep draft class that he'd have no reservations betting on as a future star.

9 comments, Last at 12 Apr 2014, 3:49pm by Guest789
Futures: Washington RB Bishop Sankey
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Futures: Washington RB Bishop Sankey

If blocking schemes were types of questions on a test, Matt Waldman explains why Bishop Sankey would be much better at true/false than multiple choice.

Futures: Wake Forest WR Michael Campanaro
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Futures: Wake Forest WR Michael Campanaro

Campanaro is one of the least talked about receivers in this draft, but has the talent to be one of its earliest producers.

Futures: BYU OLB Kyle Van Noy
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Futures: BYU OLB Kyle Van Noy

Matt Waldman explores why his friend Ryan Riddle says Van Noy is Tyran Mathieu at linebacker.

2 comments, Last at 19 Mar 2014, 9:30am by allybhoy
Futures: I Am Smarter Than "Phillip" Rivers
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Futures: I Am Smarter Than "Phillip" Rivers

The Wonderlic is great for testing future loan officers, but Matt Waldman would rather have Wonderlic failures like Jim Kelly or Ray Lewis as his on-field CEOs.

6 comments, Last at 14 Mar 2014, 6:46pm by Parmenides
Scouting QBs: Separating the Dark From the Dark
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Scouting QBs: Separating the Dark From the Dark

Matt Waldman has learned three things about evaluating football talent. Two of them were not the intended lessons that his teachers meant to share.

25 comments, Last at 08 Mar 2014, 7:58pm by Theo
Futures: The 2014 Speed Score Leaders
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Futures: The 2014 Speed Score Leaders

What does Matt Waldman think of the Speed Score's top four backs? It depends in part on how they fit into today's multi-personnel, multi-skill set NFL backfields.

7 comments, Last at 06 Mar 2014, 2:53am by Scott C
Futures: A Trio of Sleepers
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Futures: A Trio of Sleepers

"Sleepers" are still alive in football -- especially in the NFL Draft. Matt Waldman lists three late-round/UDFAs who have the talent to make the league.

2 comments, Last at 19 Feb 2014, 9:32pm by BlueStarDude