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Ben Linsey

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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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months ago

2022 NFL Free Agency: Building the best team from available free agents

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Examining the top 2022 NFL free agents remaining by position, including Julio Jones, Bobby Wagner and Tyrann Mathieu.

by Ben Linsey 3 months ago

2022 NFL Free Agency: One positive takeaway for all 32 NFL teams so far

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The first week of NFL free agency was a wild ride, so PFF's Ben Linsey is here to break one positive takeaway for all 32 NFL teams after the first wave of free agency.

by Ben Linsey 3 months ago

2022 NFL Free Agency: 5 under-the-radar deals that could pay off big

Examining five players who signed new contracts in 2022 NFL free agency and could outperform those deals on their new teams.

by Ben Linsey 3 months ago

Early 2022 NFL Free Agency Winners and Losers

The Los Angeles Chargers' splash signings make them a clear early winner in 2022 NFL free agency, whereas the Chicago Bears' slow approach makes them a loser thus far.

by Ben Linsey 3 months ago

2022 NFL Free Agency: The Los Angeles Chargers proving how to take advantage of a rookie QB contract

The Los Angeles Chargers have been one of the most active teams during the offseason this year, and Ben Linsey believes they are showcasing a masterclass in organizing a team around a rookie quarterback deal. Here's how.

by Ben Linsey 3 months ago

Perfect free-agent matches for all 32 NFL teams, why they fit: One player each team must sign, including Allen Robinson to the Browns

NFL free agency is right around the corner. Here are 32 potential matches that make sense for both the team and the player.

by Ben Linsey 3 months ago

2022 NFL Combine: Wide receiver prospects are well aware how important the 40-yard dash is for their draft stock

The 40-yard dash was a common theme connecting the media sessions for wide receiver prospects available in the 2022 NFL Draft.

by Ben Linsey 3 months ago

Notable NFL measurement thresholds by position entering the 2022 NFL Combine

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Ben Linsey breaks down some of the more notable measurement thresholds for different events ahead of the skills portion of the 2022 NFL Combine.

by Ben Linsey 3 months ago

Why the Carolina Panthers shouldn't take another big swing at the QB position

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Many Carolina Panther fans might be in panic mode after the Sam Darnold trade didn't go according to plan in Year One. Ben Linsey doesn't believe it's time to pull the plug on the former Jets QB.

by Ben Linsey 4 months ago

2022 NFL Free Agency: Buy-low candidates at every position

Big names usually dominate NFL free agency, but every year undervalued players get signed to small contracts and sometimes become bigger than the headliners. Here are some of the best buy-low candidates for this offseason.

by Ben Linsey 4 months ago

Biggest takeaways from the 2022 PFF QB Annual

Breaking down the biggest takeaways from the 2022 edition of PFF's QB Annual, including Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow's historic accuracy and Jacksonville Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence looking ready to take the next step.

by Ben Linsey 4 months ago

Gauging the level of concern for five disappointing 2021 first-round rookies

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Examining five disappointing rookie performances from first-round selections in the 2021 NFL Draft.

by Ben Linsey 4 months ago

NFC Championship Game Recap: Los Angeles Rams 20, San Francisco 49ers 17

The Los Angeles Rams snapped their six-game losing streak to the San Francisco 49ers at the right time, earning their berth to Super Bowl 56 with a 20-17 victory in the NFC Championship Game.

Harold Landry enters 2022 free agency as the NFL's most versatile edge defender

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While Harold Landry's pass-rush efficiency metrics may be lacking, his versatility at the edge rusher position makes him an intriguing, albeit risky, option during free agency in 2022.

by Ben Linsey 5 months ago Tennessee Titans
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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