Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

14 Sep 2013, 12:46pm by Matt Waldman

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?

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4 comments, Last at 09 Aug 2017, 9:24am by mtsfiles

10 Sep 2013, 10:20am by Matt Waldman

Clemson QB Tajh Boyd: Under Pressure

One of the more telling aspects of gauging a quarterback’s readiness for the NFL is how he manages pressure in the pocket. Matt Waldman examines Boyd's reaction to three types of pressure.

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2 comments, Last at 11 Sep 2013, 9:12am by ASmitty

07 Sep 2013, 10:23am by Matt Waldman

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.

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5 comments, Last at 09 Aug 2017, 9:05am by mtsfiles

06 Sep 2013, 11:15am by Matt Waldman

Flashes: WR Allen Hurns, Miami

While no magic pill, there is a type of play for wide receivers that is guaranteed to heighten my interest in a player. I call it the Money Catch. Give me a receiver who can make these consistently and I’m less concerned about his height, weight, 40-time, bench press, or stats. A receiver who demonstrates this skill may not become an NFL starter, but there are few quality NFL starters who lack this ability.

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1 comment, Last at 07 Sep 2013, 6:12am by foxlies

02 Sep 2013, 01:14pm by Matt Waldman

Flashes: QB Chase Rettig, Boston College

Most don’t project Chase Rettig as a draft worthy quarterback heading into the 2013 college season. Matt Waldman thinks Rettig does well enough to earn consideration in early May even if his team continues its underwhelming play.

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2 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2013, 2:06pm by sundown

31 Aug 2013, 03:21pm by Matt Waldman

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.

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7 comments, Last at 09 Aug 2017, 8:21am by mtsfiles

12 Jun 2013, 03:16am by Matt Waldman

Houston RB Charles Sims: McFadden-Murray Disciple

Charles Sims is a disciple of the McFadden-Murray school of running back. Matt Waldman is going to show you why.

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7 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2015, 8:53pm by sam2000

06 Jun 2013, 09:21am by Matt Waldman

Rivers McCown's RSO Writers' Team

Rivers McCown makes my Futures column look better. He makes all the Football Outsiders look better – at least in print. McCown participated in our recent Reality Sports Online writer draft. This is an auction league that includes multi-year contracts.

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03 Jun 2013, 09:37am by Matt Waldman

Early `14 Take: Rutgers WR Brandon Coleman

Coleman has the physical gifts of a top prospect, but does he have the technical skills and supporting cast to help him make a case?

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1 comment, Last at 03 Jun 2013, 10:05am by Shalimar

25 Apr 2013, 06:44am by Matt Waldman

Medical Red Flags on Draft Day by Dr. Jene Bramel

14 Players at Risk of a Medical Red Flag on Draft Day

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7 comments, Last at 27 Apr 2013, 10:54am by Raiderjoe