Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

25 Apr 2018, 02:11pm by Scott Kacsmar

FiveThirtyEight: Barkley Isn't the Hero Your Team Needs

At FiveThirtyEight, we looked at the conundrum of drafting Penn State running back Saquon Barkley in the top five, especially if you're the Browns or Giants. While workhorse backs have been romanticized for decades of NFL history, the league has shifted away from them in favor of more passing and a by-committee approach to the position. We also have not seen first-round backs outperform those taken in later rounds. The rushing DVOA since 2002 is the second lowest in the first round, and there's essentially no difference in yards per carry among the seven rounds. Running backs truly can be found anywhere, and Super Bowl-winning teams this century have also proven that.

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9 comments, Last at 25 Apr 2018, 11:07pm by dbostedo

19 Apr 2018, 08:00pm by Vincent Verhei

2018 NFL Schedule Released

The schedule is out! Rejoice!

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25 comments, Last at 25 Apr 2018, 5:38pm by Richie

19 Apr 2018, 03:39pm by Vincent Verhei

Jaguars, Dolphins Unveil New Uniforms

It's Schedule Release Day across the NFL, but apparently it's fashion runway day in the state of Florida.

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21 comments, Last at 22 Apr 2018, 10:46am by Shattenjager

17 Apr 2018, 12:33pm by Aaron Schatz

The Taxing World of NFL Player Finances

Fascinating article from The MMQB about the complicated world of tax filing for NFL players. They owe state taxes based on where they play and practice, not where they live, which means filing a number of different state returns each year. It also means that playing teams in tax-free states can dramatically change a player's net income, to the point where it makes sense to specifically spend the bye week in a tax-free state.

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20 comments, Last at 21 Apr 2018, 3:37pm by The Ninjalectual

13 Apr 2018, 08:53pm by Brian Fremeau

NCAA Announces Kickoff Rule Changes

Fair catches on kickoffs received inside a team's own 25-yard line will result in a touchback beginning in 2018.

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12 comments, Last at 21 Apr 2018, 2:52pm by Dan

13 Apr 2018, 06:54pm by Vincent Verhei

Dallas Cowboys Release Dez Bryant

The Dallas Cowboys have released veteran wide receiver Dez Bryant.

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14 comments, Last at 25 Apr 2018, 11:48am by Will Allen

05 Apr 2018, 12:57am by Vincent Verhei

Tennessee Titans Unveil New Uniforms

The Tennessee Titans have unveiled new uniforms for the 2018 season.

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19 comments, Last at 10 Apr 2018, 6:46pm by andrew

04 Apr 2018, 11:43am by Vincent Verhei

2017 Offensive Line Continuity Scores

The Rams had the NFL's most stable offensive line last year, while Detroit's line resembled five simultaneous games of musical chairs. (Click to read more.)

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5 comments, Last at 10 Apr 2018, 10:07am by jtr

03 Apr 2018, 05:56pm by Aaron Schatz

Patriots Deal Brandin Cooks to Rams

A shocking NFL trade. As first announced by Adam Schefter on Twitter, the Patriots are dealing Brandin Cooks -- after only one year in New England -- plus a fourth-round pick to the Los Angeles Rams for the Rams' first-round pick (23rd overall) and a sixth-round pick. Cooks will fill the Sammy Watkins role in the Rams offense, opening up space underneath for Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods. The Patriots essentially rented Cooks for one year and used that year to upgrade from the 32nd pick in 2017 to the 23rd pick in 2018.

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85 comments, Last at 13 Apr 2018, 11:59pm by The Ninjalectual

03 Apr 2018, 04:05pm by Aaron Schatz

TruMedia Seeks Graphic Designer

Our friends at TruMedia have asked us to post this job listing. Good way to take your first steps into the sports analytics business! (Click to read more.)

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