Futures

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

Futures

Futures: UCLA OLB Anthony Barr
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Futures: UCLA OLB Anthony Barr

Barr made the switch from anonymous fullback to star outside linebacker at UCLA, but can he elevate his game to earn the whispers of top-10 pick?

Futures: Clemson WR Sammy Watkins
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Futures: Clemson WR Sammy Watkins

Some mad scientist has spliced the genetic material of Percy Harvin’s rugged, explosive athleticism with Brandon Lloyd’s route savvy and mind-bending body control, then removed migraines and mood swings.

3 comments, Last at 10 Sep 2013, 3:55pm by Patrik
Venric Mark: Offensive Weapon?
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Venric Mark: Offensive Weapon?

A college player who reminds me of Eric Metcalf is Venric Mark. Scouts will wonder which positional template Mark fits into – if he fits into one at all.

4 comments, Last at 06 Sep 2013, 10:51am by super real
Futures: WR Cordarrelle Patterson
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Futures: WR Cordarrelle Patterson

When it comes to evaluating a football talent like Cordarrelle Paterson, I believe the Playmaker Score can be part of the conversation -- just not the entire discussion.

5 comments, Last at 24 Apr 2013, 10:16pm by Frank
Futures: Scouting's Bum Rap
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Futures: Scouting's Bum Rap

The biggest problem with scouting is the system, not the scouts themselves. Matt Waldman explains why the NFL's evaluation process is low-hanging fruit for an overhaul.

34 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2015, 6:05am by roymathew
Futures: OLBs Dion Jordan and Barkevious Mingo
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Futures: OLBs Dion Jordan and Barkevious Mingo

Both are exceptional athletes, but despite playing the same position these players are what Robert Frost once wrote, “two roads diverged in the wood.”

38 comments, Last at 21 Apr 2013, 8:48am by Durst
Futures: Unknown, Unsung, and Underappreciated
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Futures: Unknown, Unsung, and Underappreciated

Who are Perez Ashford and Miguel Maysonet? And why does conventional wisdom underrate Texas A&M's Ryan Swope?

12 comments, Last at 10 Apr 2013, 8:32pm by NIU Fan
Futures: The Hybrid RB Evolution
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Futures: The Hybrid RB Evolution

College offenses are targeting running backs of all sizes and roles in ways that continue to blur the line between runner and wide receiver.

22 comments, Last at 01 Apr 2013, 8:16pm by LionInAZ
Futures: Three in the Boiler
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Futures: Three in the Boiler

Tight end Travis Kelce, wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, and linebacker Arthur Brown have a lot in common. Matt boils it down.

12 comments, Last at 30 Mar 2013, 8:22am by getessay.com
Futures: Duke QB Sean Renfree
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Futures: Duke QB Sean Renfree

Manning quarterback-guru David Cutcliffe says Duke quarterback Sean Renfree is the steal of the draft. Find out why.

6 comments, Last at 20 Mar 2013, 4:06pm by Dean