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Ben Linsey

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NFL Week 4 Game Recap: New York Jets 24, Pittsburgh Steelers 20

The New York Jets’ 24-20 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers featured the 2022 debut for both Zach Wilson and rookie Kenny Pickett.

Updated NFL roster rankings for all 32 teams for 2022: Strengths, weaknesses and X factors for every starting lineup

PFF stacks the most complete rosters from top to bottom after the preseason, with Super Bowl contenders leading the way.

by Ben Linsey 28 days ago

Re-drafting the 2020 NFL Draft: Justin Herbert joins the Commanders and the Detroit Lions take Justin Jefferson

Two years have passed since the Cincinnati Bengals selected quarterback Joe Burrow first overall in the 2020 NFL Draft. Ben Linsey takes a look back on how the draft should have gone, which includes Justin Herbert going to Washington and Justin Jefferson going to Detroit.

by Ben Linsey 3 months ago

2022 NFL defensive line rankings: Los Angeles Rams take top spot, Tampa Bay Buccaneers land at No. 5

PFF's Ben Linsey ranks the NFL's defensive lines, which features the Los Angeles Rams at the top spot.

by Ben Linsey 3 months ago

2022 NFL receiving corps rankings: Cincinnati Bengals take No. 1 spot, Philadelphia Eagles make top five

The Cincinnati Bengals' young corps of Ja'Marr Chase, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd takes the top spot in these wide receiver unit rankings ahead of the 2022 NFL season.

by Ben Linsey 3 months ago

2022 NFL RB unit rankings: Cleveland Browns lead the way while Dallas Cowboys land in top 10

PFF's Ben Linsey releases an in-depth ranking of the best team running back tiers heading into the 2022 NFL season.

by Ben Linsey 3 months ago

2022 NFL interior defender rankings and tiers

Aaron Donald unsurprisingly ranks as the top NFL interior defender entering the 2022 NFL season, but a few surprise names make their way into the top 25 — including the Miami Dolphins' Zach Sieler.

by Ben Linsey 4 months ago

Every NFL team's top-three players entering the 2022 season

Ben Linsey reveals the three-best players from all 32 NFL teams, which includes DK Metcalf with the Seattle Seahawks.

by Ben Linsey 4 months ago

2022 NFL center rankings and tiers

Ranking the 16 best centers in the NFL entering the 2022 NFL season, including the Los Angeles Chargers' Corey Linsley and the Kansas City Chiefs' Creed Humphrey.

by Ben Linsey 4 months ago

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 4 months 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 4 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

College & Draft
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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 5 months 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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