Futures: What's After Clowney? - Matt Waldman
This week, I’m not profiling any of the defensive end prospects that I believe an NFL team will convert to outside linebacker. This is strictly a list of potential 4-3 and 3-4 ends. Here are my thoughts on five of these future rookies. One of them is not high on many lists, but he has the potential to develop into a quality 3-4 end.
Philip Rivers Q&A at the Pro Bowl Week with USAA: "The perception is I’m always crying" - Jason Lisk
Rivers: I think something, it’s hard to describe, it’s the "IT" factor. Some guys just have a knack for knowing how to play, and he has that. That’s something you can’t coach. After that, he has a great skill set, he can change directions, he’s big, he’s long, he understands how to get open. I-I-I know that sounds crazy, but, it’s an understanding of what’s open and what’s not open, what you do, and what we see from back there in the pocket.
NFL draft redux: Reprojecting the first round of the 2013 draft - Don Banks
2. Jacksonville Jaguars (Original pick: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M) Re-do pick: Keenan Allen, WR, California
Podcast Episode 17 - Kevin Quealy - Dave Collins
Kevin describes some of his recent sports work, including a graph of longest QB start streaks, the 4th Down Bot and his NFL draft success chart. He talks about how he and his team begin their work process by looking for interesting stories and data-sets, and how those stories go through a variety of iterations before they are turned into visually striking charts.