Futures

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

Futures

Futures: UCLA LB-RB Myles Jack
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Futures: UCLA LB-RB Myles Jack

If players who play multiple positions are the four-leaf clovers of football, then two-way players are the even rarer five-leaf variety. Myles Jack, a star at linebacker and running back, is college football's six-leaf clover.

Futures: Miami RB Duke Johnson
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Futures: Miami RB Duke Johnson

Is Johnson capable of NFL brilliance? Burst will ultimately tell the tale.

Futures: Alabama WR Amari Cooper
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Futures: Alabama WR Amari Cooper

Cooper's game has elements of Michael Crabtree and Roddy White. See what he must learn to fit into either one of these starters' development trajectory.

1 comment, Last at 16 Sep 2014, 7:13am by Tomlin_Is_Infallible
Futures: Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah
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Futures: Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah

Abdullah could get lost in a strong class of running backs with size and speed, but good, all-round football players are just as hard to find.

2 comments, Last at 06 Sep 2014, 7:41pm by Matt Waldman
Futures: Pitt QB Tom Savage
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Futures: Pitt QB Tom Savage

Savage has the physical skills and flashes of on-field play that make him look like a first-rounder. Is his rumored late rise up draft boards a product of hyperbolic thinking?

5 comments, Last at 11 May 2014, 3:30am by Mr Shush
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.