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The Last 10 Years of Trading Away First-Rounders

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 11:35 pm by Rivers McCown

Chase Stuart studies recent trades for first-round picks. The conclusion? That general managers rarely pull these off for self-preservation.

The Decade-Long Drought

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 4:42 am by Mike Tanier

That's right, folks: TWO historical draft yarns by yours truly on Sports on Earth this week. While researching the story on the Supplemental Draft in 1984, I began following some of the loose threads of George Allen's career. The result: the strange story of the 1970s Redskins and their habit of trading every draft choice they owned, and at least one that they didn't!

Seahawks Trade for Terrelle Pryor

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 7:45 pm by Rivers McCown

A seventh-round pick was all it took for Oakland to give up on Terrelle Pryor.

Factors: Andre Johnson

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 10:00 am by Rivers McCown

One of the NFL's best receivers notched a -2.3% DVOA last year. Does a target-by-target breakdown show he was better than that?

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Mandatory Monday: Three Hours That Changed History

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 5:23 am by Mike Tanier

A look back at the 1984 USFL supplemental draft that brought Steve Young, Reggie White, and others into the NFL.

Will the Jaguars Draft a First-Round Quarterback?

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 1:53 am by Rivers McCown

Chase Stuart looks at the recent history linking new regimes and how quickly they select quarterbacks.

MMQB: "Torturous" 2014 Draft

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 1:50 am by Rivers McCown

An anonymous coach and Rick Spielman get together and talk about how tough their jobs are. Then, Peter discusses the case for Pat Tillman's number to be retired.

Impact of the NFL's Kickoff Rule Change

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 2:01 pm by Scott Kacsmar

After three NFL seasons of kicking off from the 35-yard line, what has been the impact on touchbacks, returns, field position, scoring and injuries? Also, is this rule responsible for a record number of big comebacks?

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If You Give a Mouse a Concussion

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 10:39 am by Rivers McCown

Robert Klemko looks into some concussion research scientists are conducting on rats.

Game of Inches: The Talent Gap by the Numbers

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 9:28 am by Matt Waldman

What if you could see the difference between the average college player, NFL prospect, NFL veteran, and NFL star through the lens of errors per season?

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Futures: Alabama MLB C.J. Mosley

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 10:21 am by Matt Waldman

Want to see what good middle linebacker play looks like? Watch this Alabama prospect work.

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Gray Matter: RBs Andre Williams and Anthony Dixon

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 8:28 am by Matt Waldman

I see the good from Andre Williams, but will he show it often enough on the field?

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Boiler Room: Nebraska WR Quincy Enunwa

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 8:25 am by Matt Waldman

Enunwa inspires reflection about innocence and experience.

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Champ Bailey: The Numbers, The Tape, The Verdict

Posted on 15 April 2014 | 2:51 pm by Cian Fahey

Champ Bailey didn't have a great 2013 season, but was that because of his injury or his age?

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Patrick Peterson: The Numbers, The Tape, The Verdict

Posted on 15 April 2014 | 2:39 pm by Cian Fahey

Patrick Peterson considers himself the best cornerback in the NFL, but the youngster still has a way to go if he is to convince the rest of the NFL.

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Ranking the Almost-Dynasties

Posted on 15 April 2014 | 2:30 pm by Rivers McCown

By (mostly) estimated DVOA, which teams should have won more than they did? Which teams overachived and underachived their statistical profile? Andrew Healy has a look.

Factors: Cecil Shorts

Posted on 15 April 2014 | 10:08 am by Rivers McCown

Dr. Backshoulder's low catch rate: an aberration, or a long-term problem?

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MMQB: Draft Games Begin

Posted on 14 April 2014 | 9:24 am by Rivers McCown

Just now? What have we been listening to for the last three months?

Oh, erm, I mean: PK dishes the latest draft gossip and interviews the NFLN COO.

Mandatory Monday: NFL Cold Stove

Posted on 14 April 2014 | 4:49 am by Mike Tanier

There is a fine line between Tantric and tedious, folks.

Meet The Bag Man

Posted on 13 April 2014 | 10:35 am by Rivers McCown

An SB Nation longform on how to buy college football players. Warning: some inappropriate language here if you are at work or are a delicate flower.

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