Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

16 Apr 2009, 11:10am by Sean McCormick

2003 NFL Draft: Six Years Later

Given the benefit of hindsight, Sean McCormick looks back at the 2003 draft to find how the stars of that April have fared.

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91 comments, Last at 10 Mar 2011, 4:44pm by WoolfolksUncle

20 Mar 2009, 12:03pm by Sean McCormick

Four Downs: AFC East

Sean McCormick looks at what each team in one of the NFL's toughest divisions has done to improve itself -- and what still needs to be done -- heading into the draft.

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46 comments, Last at 30 Mar 2009, 5:33pm by Rich Conley

20 Feb 2009, 01:02pm by Sean McCormick

Four Downs: AFC East

Sean McCormick asks if the Bills can finally improve, if the Dolphins' improvement can last, and how the Jets will do without That One Guy. Plus: Whither Rusher McFumbles?

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30 comments, Last at 26 Feb 2009, 4:51pm by Jetspete

27 May 2008, 01:58pm by Sean McCormick

Young Admits to Contemplating Retirement After Rookie Season

Remember shortly before the 2006 draft when everyone assumed that the Titans would take Matt Leinart because, well, because the entire coaching staff was made up of ex-USC guys who all wanted to take Matt Leinart? Instead, then general manager Floyd Reese opted for Vince Young on the strength of the Texas star's upside. Well, Reese is gone now, and Jeff Fisher and company can't feel great about their situation after Young publicly revealed that he considered retirement after his rookie season.

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61 comments, Last at 30 May 2008, 9:15am by Ben

08 May 2008, 10:30am by Sean McCormick

Four Downs: AFC East

Sean McCormick looks at the AFC East to see how things have changed after the draft. The Dolphins got their man early, the Bills got two men, the Jets don't know what they have in their man, and the Patriots are still the heavy favorites to win the division.

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73 comments, Last at 26 Mar 2013, 3:47am by Demaemiain

15 Apr 2008, 11:56am by Sean McCormick

2002 NFL Draft: Six Years Later

Which is a safer bet at the top of the first round: a quarterback, or a left tackle? If you are talking about the 2002 draft, the answer is "neither." Return with us to the days when people thought Mike Rumph was actually a cornerback, the best players were on the defensive line, and Cincinnati made the worst special teams pick in history.

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68 comments, Last at 23 Mar 2010, 4:38pm by Chuck Taylor

14 Apr 2008, 11:29am by Sean McCormick

Four Downs: AFC East

In the latest edition of Four Downs, Sean McCormick examines the AFC East. He looks at the comings in New York, the goings in New England, he hole Buffalo still needs to fill and the reasons Chris Long is most likely going to be playing for Miami this fall.

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45 comments, Last at 16 Apr 2008, 11:39am by Will

09 Apr 2008, 06:02pm by Sean McCormick

Dolphins Getting Off the Clock?

Yes, it's too early for this to be truly significant, but Bill Parcells and the Miami Dolphins have begun negotiations with the agent for one of the top prospects in the draft. The surprise is that the prospect in question is not Chris Long, not Matt Ryan, not even Vernon Gholston- it's Michigan left tackle Jake Long. Parcells has a track record of favoring defense with his first round picks, and he passed up the chance to take both Orlando Pace and Jonathan Ogden, so there was some question as to how seriously he would consider Long.

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45 comments, Last at 15 Apr 2008, 12:45pm by RickD

04 Apr 2008, 03:56pm by Sean McCormick

Linemen Not Worth the Money They're Getting

What's the difference between elite production and average production along the offensive line? According to former lineman Ross Tucker, about fifteen plays over the course of a season. Are those plays worth the $21 million in guaranteed money the Jets paid Alan Faneca? Needless to say, Tucker doesn't think so. It's an interesting read.

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42 comments, Last at 10 Apr 2008, 2:44pm by crack

27 Mar 2008, 07:43pm by Sean McCormick

Drafting High More a Curse than a Blessing

By this time, it's become pretty clear to most people that the NFL draft is no longer functioning the way it was intended. Even so, CNNSI's Don Banks does a nice job of laying out the case again, arguing that the exorbitant salaries that come along with top selections and the high rate of draft misses condemns teams to perpetual bottom dwelling. See, it's only partly Matt Millen's fault.

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57 comments, Last at 03 Apr 2008, 2:05am by Alex