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Ben Linsey

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2022 NFL Running Back Rankings and Tiers

PFF's Ben Linsey reveals the top-20 running backs in the NFL heading into the 2022 season, which includes the Indianapolis Colts' Jonathan Taylor taking the top spot.

by Ben Linsey 3 days ago

22-man starter projections for all 32 NFL teams

Projecting all 32 NFL teams' opening day starting lineup.

by Ben Linsey 4 days ago

2022 NFL Offensive Tackle Rankings and Tiers

PFF's Ben Linsey reveals the top 32 offensive tackles in the NFL heading into the 2022 season, which includes San Francisco 49ers tackle Trent Williams taking the top spot.

by Ben Linsey 9 days ago

10 free agent signings that make sense after the 2022 NFL Draft

Now that the 2022 NFL Draft has wrapped, NFL teams can return to the free-agent market to address positions and needs they weren't able to fix in the draft.

by Ben Linsey 15 days ago

Ranking top offensive and defensive rookie of the year candidates for 2022

Following the NFL Draft, Ben Linsey evaluates the odds for both Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Year.

by Ben Linsey 16 days ago

Most and least improved units following the 2022 NFL Draft

The Detroit Lions shored up their defensive line for the foreseeable future, while the Baltimore Ravens' wide receiver room lacks proven talent after the team traded Marquise Brown.

by Ben Linsey 18 days ago

Linsey: Chicago Bears putting a lot on Justin Fields' shoulders in 2022

While the Chicago Bears were able to find value over the first two days of the 2022 NFL Draft, they failed to bolster the talent surrounding quarterback Justin Fields on offense.

by Ben Linsey 20 days ago

Ideal target for all 32 teams on Day 2 of the 2022 NFL Draft

After a festive first round, PFF's Ben Linsey breaks down the ideal Day 2 picks for all 32 teams in the 2022 NFL Draft.

by Ben Linsey 21 days ago

Favorite prospect-team fits in Round 1 of the 2022 NFL Draft

Breaking down some of the top draft fits for first-round players in the 2022 NFL Draft, including Ohio State wide receiver Chris Olave joining the New Orleans Saints.

by Ben Linsey 24 days ago

My Guys: Ben Linsey's top targets in the 2022 NFL Draft

PFF analyst Ben Linsey unveils his favorite prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft, including Purdue wide receiver David Bell and Michigan State running back Kenneth Walker III.

by Ben Linsey 28 days ago

2022 NFL Draft: Is there more pressure on the New York Giants or New York Jets?

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The Giants and Jets both face an uphill battle in their respective rebuilds, making their 2022 NFL Draft performances crucial to their future success.

by Ben Linsey 29 days ago

AFC West 2022 NFL Draft Preview: Current projected starting lineups, biggest remaining needs and ideal draft targets

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After a busy free agency in the AFC West, all four teams will be looking to compete for a Super Bowl title in 2022-23.

by Ben Linsey 1 month ago

AFC South 2022 NFL Draft Preview: Current projected starting lineups, biggest remaining needs and ideal draft targets

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Even though the AFC South may be a two-team race in 2022, all four franchises will be using the draft to fill holes and build for the future. PFF's Ben Linsey previews each squad's depth chart while identifying an ideal pick for each team's biggest need.

by Ben Linsey 1 month ago

2022 NFL Mock Draft: New Orleans Saints target Trevor Penning and Jameson Williams with new selections, Pittsburgh Steelers trade up for Malik Willis

The New Orleans Saints add Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams in Ben Linsey's 2022 NFL Mock Draft, while the Pittsburgh Steelers trade up for Liberty quarterback Malik Willis.

by Ben Linsey 1 month ago

2022 NFL Draft: Best-case scenario for every team without a first-round pick

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There's value prospects in every NFL Draft, and these seven NFL organizations look to maximize their draft capital with great value selections despite not having a first round pick.

by Ben Linsey 1 month ago

2022 NFL Draft: Five players who could be surprising first-round selections

Surprise selections in the first round of an NFL draft are all but assured. Here are five 2022 NFL Draft prospects who could sneak their way into Day 1.

by Ben Linsey 1 month ago

2022 NFL Draft: Is Travon Walker worth a top-five pick?

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Walker’s frame, athletic traits and ability to play both between and outside the tackles are worth taking a chance on in the first round. But when a team is drafting an edge defender inside the top five, there should be some level of certainty that you’re getting a player who can consistently get after the quarterback. That certainty isn’t there for Walker as it is for Hutchinson, Thibodeaux or even Purdue’s George Karlaftis.

by Ben Linsey 1 month ago

2022 NFL Draft: Exploring first-round trade scenarios using PFF’s Mock Draft Simulator

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Ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft in April, Ben Linsey predicts how some draft-day trades might shake up the big board.

by Ben Linsey 1 month ago

AFC East 2022 NFL Draft Preview: Current projected starting lineups, biggest remaining needs and ideal draft targets

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With free agency's initial wave over, PFF's Ben Linsey unleashes an AFC East NFL Draft preview.

by Ben Linsey 1 month ago

AFC North 2022 NFL Draft Preview: Current projected starting lineups, biggest remaining needs and ideal draft fits

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With free agency's initial wave over, PFF's Ben Linsey unleashes an AFC North NFL Draft preview.

by Ben Linsey 1 month ago
Bio

Ben Linsey joined PFF full-time in May 2019. He works as an NFL analyst and as part of the team that produces prep work for NBC's Sunday Night Football.

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