Tag: Futures Football Outsiders

  • Futures: Two Non-College Prospects

    Futures: Two Non-College Prospects

    Two tight ends on the Denver roster show that talent isn’t always evident at first glance. Futures: Two Non-College Prospects by Matt Waldman Some players are out of sight from NFL fans and media, but they aren’t out of mind for many NFL teams. Every new draft class may seem like the terminus of football […]

  • Futures: UCLA LB-RB Myles Jack

    Futures: UCLA LB-RB Myles Jack

    Futures: UCLA LB-RB Myles Jack By Matt Waldman “Myles Jack once took a knee in a victory formation . . . it was a 38-yard gain.” This is the lead comment to describe a collection of Myles Jack highlights on YouTube. The nod to the Dos Equis Most Interesting Man in The World ad campaign […]

  • Futures: “I am smarter than ‘Phillip’ Rivers”

    Futures: “I am smarter than ‘Phillip’ Rivers”

      The Wonderlic is great for testing future loan officers, but Matt Waldman would rather have Wonderlic failures like Jim Kelly or Ray Lewis as his on-field CEOs. Futures: I Am Smarter Than “Phillip” Rivers   by Matt Waldman   “You scored a 32 –- that’s better than Phillip Rivers. He scored a 30. Rivers’ […]

  • Futures: 2014 Speed Score Leaders

    Futures: 2014 Speed Score Leaders

    If I had a laboratory fitting of a mad scientist, Football Outsiders’ Speed Score would have its application. What about now? Futures: The 2014 Speed Score Leaders By Matt Waldman Indulge me in a bit of fantasy. Imagine an old football field. It’s a practice field at the rear of an abandoned high school with […]

  • Futures: Brandin Cooks vs. Ifo Ekpre-Olumu

    Futures: Brandin Cooks vs. Ifo Ekpre-Olumu

    The Oregon State receiver may be a headliner, but Cooks was upstaged in this game in resounding fashion by a fellow junior with a higher draft stock that has chosen to stay in school.  Futures: WR Brandin Cooks vs. Ifo Ekpre-Olumu On most Saturdays where he treads his feet, Oregon State junior Brandin Cooks is […]

  • Futures at Football Outsiders: What’s After Clowney?

    Futures at Football Outsiders: What’s After Clowney?

    by Matt Waldman Jadeveon Clowney is one of the headliners of the 2014 NFL Draft, but defensive end is not this year’s marquee position. One of the predominant reasons is the current prevalence of the 3-4 scheme in the NFL. A true 4-3 end capable of stopping the run and pressuring the quarterback at an […]

  • Futures: Florida TE Jordan Reed

    Futures: Florida TE Jordan Reed

    Last week, I wrote about Notre Dame’s Tyler Eifert and how his skills fit into the growing pantheon of versatile tight end play that is in vogue in the NFL. But versatility can have a number of different meanings depending on the talents of the player and his fit within an offense. The word doesn’t necessarily mean […]