Matthew Fairburn

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Originally from Haverhill, Mass., Matthew Fairburn is a graduating senior at the University of Missouri. He has spent the last three years working as SB Nation's NFL Draft Editor and covered the Missouri football team for the Columbia Missourian this past season. You can follow him on Twitter @MatthewFairburn or email him at

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Monday morning NFL quotables

Can Bruce Arians tap into Logan Thomas' potential?

NFL Draft all over-drafted team


NFL teams don't always make smart decisions on draft weekend.

Matches and TV schedule for day two of French Open

The top two seeds in the men's bracket will be on display at the French Open on Monday.

Full results from Day 1 of the French Open

Sunday was not a day for upsets at Roland Garros.


Are NFL player suspensions increasing?

Is the NFL suspending players more often in recent years?

2015 NFL Mock Draft: Mariota, Winston not top pick

Here's a way-too-early look at the 2015 NFL Draft, because this process never stops.

2014 NFL Draft all under-drafted team

Which players should have been drafted higher over the weekend?

2014 NFL Draft grades

Here's our rapid reaction to the 2014 NFL Draft.

Grades for the first 2 days of the NFL Draft

It has only been three rounds, but some of the winners of the 2014 NFL Draft are starting to emerge.


Marqise Lee picked by the Jaguars

A pedestrian junior year may have kept him from going as high as he could have, but Marqise Lee has still managed to become a second rounder, going to the Jaguars at No. 39 overall in the 2014 NFL...

Everything worked out for Bridgewater in the end

He may have fallen in the draft, but Teddy Bridgewater's draft night worked out just fine.

2014 NFL Draft grades: Round 1 in review

It's too early for draft grades, but here are our initial reactions to the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.


Odell Beckham Jr. drafted by Giants at No. 12

Known as a burner, it didn't take long for the LSU product to race off the board.


Sammy Watkins drafted by Bills at No. 4

The draft's top receiver didn't have too wait long, getting snatched up at the No. 4 spot by the Buffalo Bills, who traded up to acquire him.

The evolution of a mock draft

Things sure have changed since our first mock draft.

2014 NFL Draft wide receiver rankings

It's been called the deepest wide receiver class in years. Here are our final rankings for the 2014 NFL Draft.

2014 NFL Draft running back rankings

Another year, another draft without a first-round caliber running back.

2014 NFL Draft tight end rankings

Eric Ebron is the most dynamic tight end in this class, and in today's NFL that's what it takes to be a first-round pick at the position.

2014 NFL Draft guard rankings

The guards in the 2014 NFL Draft don't stack up to the 2013 class, but we still handed out a few first-round grades.

2014 NFL Draft quarterback rankings

Teddy Bridgewater stays at No. 1, but how do we evaluate the rest of the 2014 quarterback class?

2014 NFL Draft offensive tackle rankings

The 2014 NFL Draft is loaded with talent at one of the league's premier positions.

2014 NFL Draft center rankings

A very good showing at the Senior Bowl vaulted Weston Richburg to the top of the class in our final set of center rankings.

Mocking the Draft podcast Episode 43

We were joined by Dane Brugler on our second to last podcast before the 2014 NFL Draft.

Justin Gilbert 2014 NFL Draft scouting report

Is there any substance beneath the flash for Justin Gilbert?

Louis Nix 2014 NFL Draft scouting report

Which version of Louis Nix are teams going to get?

Xavier Su'a-Filo 2014 NFL Draft scouting report

Is Su'a-Filo the next athletic guard to get drafted in the top 15 of the NFL Draft?


Quotables: Make way for Toby Gerhart!

The Jaguars are trying to replace Maurice Jones-Drew, and Toby Gerhart could be the work horse.

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