Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

24 Apr 2013, 11:12am by Matt Waldman

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.

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8 comments, Last at 09 Aug 2017, 9:38am by mtsfiles

23 Apr 2013, 12:53pm by Matt Waldman

Boiler Room: RB Le'Veon Bell, Michigan State

A polarizing player in the draft community engenders endless debate -- even after we see that player on an NFL field. If he succeeds, his backers believe that the detractors over analyzed the situation. If the prospect struggles, the naysayers will claim the backers didn’t see enough. In this sense, Le’Veon Bell is a polarizing player.

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3 comments, Last at 06 Sep 2013, 8:01am by super real

21 Apr 2013, 11:05am by Matt Waldman

Boiler Room: USC WR Robert Woods

Compared to his peers in this 2013 wide receiver draft class, Robert Woods has a “quiet game.” The USC Trojan is an average-sized receiver with good quickness, but his measurements as an athlete is nothing special. Yet, Woods is one of the best prospects at his position – a wide receiver class that I contend is a deep one.

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1 comment, Last at 21 Apr 2013, 11:37am by cisforcookie

17 Apr 2013, 01:17pm by Matt Waldman

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.

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35 comments, Last at 09 Aug 2017, 8:23am by mtsfiles

14 Apr 2013, 06:06pm by Matt Waldman

Boiler Room: Oregon State WR Markus Wheaton

Wheaton is my favorite wide receiver in this draft.

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3 comments, Last at 16 Apr 2013, 2:08am by AnonymousJerk

10 Apr 2013, 11:58am by Matt Waldman

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.”

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38 comments, Last at 21 Apr 2013, 8:48am by Durst

08 Apr 2013, 08:12pm by Matt Waldman

Character, Media, and the NFL Draft: A Sour Cocktail

Major criminal charges aside, factoring character into a prospect's evaluation when you're not part of an NFL team is a dangerous proposition.

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12 comments, Last at 16 Apr 2013, 1:58am by Jerry

04 Apr 2013, 04:09pm by Matt Waldman

The Elusiveness Factor: Patterson, Austin, and Woods

Nick Whalen examines 12-15 games each of Cordarrelle Patterson, Tavon Austin, and Robert Woods to profile how elusive each receiver is in each phase of football.

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2 comments, Last at 05 Apr 2013, 5:07am by CBPodge

03 Apr 2013, 01:32pm by Matt Waldman

Futures: Unknown, Unsung, and Underappreciated

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

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12 comments, Last at 10 Apr 2013, 8:32pm by NIU Fan

27 Mar 2013, 11:25am by Matt Waldman

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.

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22 comments, Last at 01 Apr 2013, 8:16pm by LionInAZ