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The Weekly Reading List
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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.
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.
Matt Waldman details the faulty methods that NFL teams look into potential draft picks’ character.
The Must Follow List: @ITPylon’s Favorite Twits
Clemson LB Ben Boulware's player comp for next year's draft is not up for debate: pic.twitter.com/j5Qb3s5bIB
— Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) March 6, 2016
— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsESPN) March 7, 2016
— Stephania Bell (@Stephania_ESPN) March 7, 2016
Potentially eligible for Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2021: Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson, Marshawn Lynch, Jared Allen, Calvin Johnson.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 6, 2016
Texans fans booing the selection of JJ Watt. Draft time is the best time. https://t.co/8wNpLtE3Pg
— Aaron Nagler (@AaronNagler) March 7, 2016
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.
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.