This Week In Football’s Finest Writing & Tweeting – March 7, 2016

Inside The Pylon works to deliver quality football content to our readers. Football’s finest writing & tweeting collects some of our favorite pieces by friends and colleagues from the week of March 7, 2016 and shares them with you.

The Weekly Reading List

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The Myth of Nonguaranteed NFL Contracts

Bryce Johnston makes the case that the difference between baseball’s “guaranteed” contracts and football’s “non-guaranteed” contracts is a matter of degree, not kind.

The NFL Combine Has a Usefulness Problem

Kevin Clark argues that while the NFL, and the way that evaluators gather information has evolved, the combine has stagnated, and therefore has become less useful than it should be.

Behind Closed Doors at the NFL Combine

Jenny Vrentas sat in the room as the Miami Dolphins tested a quarterback at the NFL Combine to see what it’s really like behind closed doors.

North Dakota State Offensive Coordinator Explains Carson Wentz’s Draft Ascension

Brent Sobleski sits down with Tim Polasek to discuss how Carson Wentz has become such a pre-draft phenom.

Kenny Lawler is a fantasy prospect worth watching

Matt Harmon gives a scouting report on the former California Golden Bear, letting us know why he will be a productive weapon in the NFL.

Flawed: The NFL’s Investigation of Character

Matt Waldman details the faulty methods that NFL teams look into potential draft picks’ character.

The Must Follow List: @ITPylon’s Favorite Twits

Jon Ledyard

Peter Burns

Stephania Bell

Adam Schefter

Aaron Nagler

The Book Corner

Mike Freeman‘s book, Two Minute Warning: How Concussions, Crime, and Controversy Could Kill the NFL (And What the League Can Do to Survive) is a tremendous read for football fans who care about the future of the game.

Fantasy football players who want to invest in next year’s success will find Matt Waldman’s Rookie Scouting Portfolio invaluable before they draft next season.

Alex Kirby’s 2014 book Speed Kills: Breaking Down The Chip Kelly Offense should be one of the better selling tomes in the Bay Area this offseason.

Our own Mark Schofield wrote 17 Drives, breaking down a key drive from each week of the 2015-2016 College Football Season, culminating in Alabama’s victory over Clemson to earn a national championship.

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