Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

24 Sep 2013, 10:49am by Matt Waldman

Texas A&M WR Mike Evans: Shades of Boston

Texas A&M’s red-shirt sophomore Mike Evans has skills that could help him develop into a player along the same stylistic continuum as Boston, Brandon Marshall, and Vincent Jackson.

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4 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2013, 11:21am by Kyle D.

17 Sep 2013, 10:22am by Matt Waldman

Boiler Room: UGA RB Todd Gurley

It’s incredibly difficult to boil down any player with just one play. Yet, if I need a play to add to the highlight reel that will help a team make a decision where to slot Todd Gurley on its board, this is my nomination despite the fact there’s an impressive display of long speed on a 75-yard touchdown earlier in this Clemson game.

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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

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

05 Aug 2013, 12:29pm by Brian Fremeau

Maximizing Fumble Luck

Painting with a broad brush, fumble recoveries are a fairly random event. The Mathlete refines the analysis.

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21 comments, Last at 10 Feb 2016, 4:39pm by amyahlom

31 Jul 2013, 04:42pm by Rivers McCown

Study Hall: College Football, Its Stats and Its Stories

Bill Connelly, in addition to the work he did on the college football section of Football Outsiders Almanac 2013, also found time to write another book this offseason. Study Hall: College Football, Its Stats and Its Stories is on CreateSpace now, and will hit Amazon later this week. Obviously I am biased as I know Bill and enjoy editing his work thoroughly, but he is as good as it gets in the college football field.

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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

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

27 Mar 2013, 06:37pm by Rivers McCown

A Metrics Breakdown of Top (College) Pass Rushers

Greg Peshek of The Sideline View measures Barkevious Mingo, Dion Jordan, Bjorn Werner, Cornelius Carradine, and Alex Okafor against each other with data from STATS.

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14 comments, Last at 13 Apr 2013, 9:16pm by Scott Crowder