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Ben Linsey

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Recent Articles

5 offensive linemen positioned to break out in 2021: Jonah Williams, Dalton Risner, Jawaan Taylor and more

PFF has found that offensive linemen typically don’t reach their full potential before Year 3 or Year 4. Here are five candidates who are positioned to break out in 2021.

by Ben Linsey 7 days ago

Ranking all 32 NFL secondaries ahead of the 2021 season

From cornerbacks Bryce Callahan, Kyle Fuller, Patrick Surtain II and Ronald Darby to safeties Kareem Jackson and Justin Simmons, the Denver Broncos' secondary features more talent than any other such group in the NFL.

by Ben Linsey 12 days ago

Ranking all 32 NFL defensive line units ahead of the 2021 season

Despite losing Bud Dupree in free agency this offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers' defensive front is loaded with talent, pushing the unit into the No. 1 ranking ahead of the 2021 NFL season.

by Ben Linsey 14 days ago

Ranking all 32 NFL running back units ahead of the 2021 season

From the Cleveland Browns at the top to the New York Jets at the bottom, here is how each NFL team stacks up at the running back position entering the 2021 NFL season.

by Ben Linsey 19 days ago

Cornerback Rankings: The 32 best outside cornerbacks entering the 2021 NFL season

Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander tops PFF's outside cornerback ranking ahead of the 2021 NFL season, with Los Angeles Rams superstar Jalen Ramsey trailing closely behind.

by Ben Linsey 20 days ago

Cornerback Rankings: The 10 best slot cornerbacks entering the 2021 NFL season

Slot defenders aren’t just specialists any longer — they’re essentially defensive starters. Here are PFF's 10 best slot cornerbacks entering the 2021 NFL season.

by Ben Linsey 20 days ago

Linsey: The Pittsburgh Steelers offense must evolve under first-year offensive coordinator Matt Canada

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Examining what has to go right for offensive coordinator Matt Canada, rookie running back Najee Harris and a re-worked offensive line to turn the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense around in 2021.

by Ben Linsey 21 days ago

Linsey: Robert Saleh is making the defensive line a priority again with the New York Jets

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New head coach Robert Saleh spearheaded an elite defensive line with the San Francisco 49ers, and he's set to do it once again with the New York Jets.

by Ben Linsey 25 days ago New York Jets

Edge Defender Rankings: The 32 best players entering the 2021 NFL season

Chicago Bears edge rusher Khalil Mack comes in at No. 1 in PFF's 2021 NFL edge defender rankings, while Denver's Von Miller falls out of the top 10.

by Ben Linsey 27 days ago

Interior Defender Rankings: The 32 best DIs entering the 2021 NFL season

Los Angeles Rams interior defender Aaron Donald comes in at No. 1 in PFF's 2021 NFL interior defender rankings.

by Ben Linsey 27 days 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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