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Futures

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
Futures: Louisville S Calvin Pryor
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Futures: Louisville S Calvin Pryor

When it's all said and done, Teddy Bridgewater might not be the best Louisville player in this draft.

4 comments, Last at 17 Feb 2014, 7:16pm by LionInAZ
Futures: WR Brandin Cooks vs. CB Ifo Ekpre-Olumu
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Futures: WR Brandin Cooks vs. CB Ifo Ekpre-Olumu

Oregon State's Biletnikoff Award winner was upstaged in the Oregon Civil War by a fellow junior with a higher draft stock who has chosen to stay in school.

1 comment, Last at 17 Feb 2014, 4:52am by benfct@yahoo.com
Futures: Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater
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Futures: Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater

Teddy Bridgewater is fluid, relaxed, and confident, but do his arm, deep accuracy, and hand size inspire the NFL's confidence?

14 comments, Last at 01 Feb 2014, 3:00am by burmeserazor
Futures: What's After Clowney?
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Futures: What's After Clowney?

Remove Jadeveon Clowney from the equation and this class of defensive end prospects is not an exciting one. However, the NFL isn’t comprised solely of superstars. Teams still derive value from players that do one thing well when that one thing fits within an organization’s scheme.

2 comments, Last at 23 Jan 2014, 1:34pm by mehllageman56
Futures: Senior Bowl Preview
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Futures: Senior Bowl Preview

Matt Waldman's headed to the Senior Bowl again. What is he looking for, and what does the format of the Senior Bowl help him see?

6 comments, Last at 25 Jan 2014, 6:30am by www.louisoslo.com/Monogram-Denim