Futures

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Futures

Futures: Fresno State QB Derek Carr
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Futures: Fresno State QB Derek Carr

Want a glimpse into a quarterback’s mind? Watch his feet. Derek Carr's reveal initiative and impulsivity.

4 comments, Last at 10 Jan 2014, 8:48pm by andrew
Futures: Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro
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Futures: Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro

Jace Amaro is a powerful and explosive athlete whose size, strength, and speed can intimidate opponents.

Futures: Jadeveon Clowney
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Futures: Jadeveon Clowney

Let's presume for a moment that the claim Clowney "mailed it in" this year to protect his business interests is true. Does it matter?

17 comments, Last at 01 Jan 2014, 2:38pm by Kevin Powell
Futures: FSU RB Karlos Williams
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Futures: FSU RB Karlos Williams

Sometimes you know the first time you lay eyes on a person that there’s something special there.

10 comments, Last at 19 Nov 2015, 4:06pm by Raiderjoe
Futures: Abbrederis vs. Roby
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Futures: Abbrederis vs. Roby

Ohio State's cornerback Bradley Roby wasn't rusty when he lost a match-up with Wisconsin's Jared Abbrederis, the receiver is better than you think. The reason is fluid technique trumping the stopwatch.

1 comment, Last at 09 Dec 2013, 5:36pm by bucko
Futures: Florida State DB Lamarcus Joyner
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Futures: Florida State DB Lamarcus Joyner

If Tryann Mathieu’s play officially announces the arrival of a new breed of safety, Lamarcus Joyner’s use in the NFL may become the next step in the evolution of the position.

7 comments, Last at 04 Dec 2013, 4:20pm by eddy
Futures: Oklahoma State CB Justin Gilbert
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Futures: Oklahoma State CB Justin Gilbert

Gilbert has first-day athleticism and versatility, but junior year lapses with technique and judgment made him the type of player who elicited a wide range of draft day possibilities before his senior year.

2 comments, Last at 19 Nov 2013, 4:05pm by Matt Waldman
Futures: Buy One, Get Three Free?
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Futures: Buy One, Get Three Free?

Having an open mind and room in an evaluation process to spot players with underdeveloped potential can help transform an organization.

3 comments, Last at 12 Nov 2013, 2:14am by armchair journeyman quarterback
Futures: Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk
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Futures: Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk

As dazzling as Seastrunk is –- and I see the potential for him to dazzle in the NFL –- what he’ll need to do to earn those opportunities are the boring things that make his game efficient as well as productive.

2 comments, Last at 05 Nov 2013, 4:59am by Eric
Futures: UNC TE Eric Ebron
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Futures: UNC TE Eric Ebron

Eric Ebron is the hot name among the NFL Draft media, but the University of North Carolina tight end isn’t some flash fire that ignited at Chapel Hill in mid-October.

2 comments, Last at 30 Oct 2013, 11:29pm by Matt Waldman