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Conor McQuiston

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Projecting the quarterbacks most likely to improve in 2022: Zach Wilson, Baker Mayfield and more

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While the model skews toward NFL quarterbacks who can only get better, here are 10 quarterbacks set to put up better numbers in 2022.

by Conor McQuiston 3 days ago

Ranking the best cornerbacks in press coverage from the 2021 NFL season

The Dallas Cowboys' Trevon Diggs lands at No. 1 in press coverage rankings among cornerbacks from the 2021 NFL season.

by Conor McQuiston 10 days ago

2022 NFL Head Coach Rankings: Bill Belichick, John Harbaugh and Andy Reid lead the way

Based on win total estimations with an average roster, the New England Patriots' Bill Belichick comes in at No. 1 in these head coach rankings ahead of the 2022 NFL season.

by Conor McQuiston 24 days ago

What remains stable between a rookie QB's first and second NFL seasons? Analyzing the heralded 2021 class

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Which metrics for NFL quarterbacks remain stable in their second-year jumps, and how should we view the 2021 quarterback class based on the findings?

by Conor McQuiston 1 month ago

Examining the effect of fast wide receivers on NFL offenses

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The NFL has an infatuation with fast wide receivers, but how do speedsters actually help out teams? Conor McQuiston reveals what a quick pass-catcher adds.

by Conor McQuiston 1 month ago

How first-round WR production compares to second-round WR production

Examining whether NFL teams put too much stock into drafting wide receivers in the first round as opposed to waiting until the second round.

by Conor McQuiston 1 month ago

2022 NFL Draft Slot Projections: Interior Defensive Line

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Georgia's Devonte Wyatt projects as a productive interior defender at the next level and is a top prospect in the 2022 NFL Draft.

by Conor McQuiston 2 months ago

2022 NFL Draft Slot Projections: Interior Offensive Line

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Memphis' Dylan Parham projects as a productive offensive guard at the next level and could be a high selection in the 2022 NFL Draft.

by Conor McQuiston 2 months ago

2022 NFL Draft Slot Projections: Offensive Tackles

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Mississippi State's Charles Cross projects as a productive offensive tackle at the next level and could be a high selection in the 2022 NFL Draft.

by Conor McQuiston 2 months ago

2022 NFL Draft Slot Projections: Linebackers

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Wyoming's Chad Muma projects as a productive linebacker at the next level and could be a high selection in the 2022 NFL Draft.

by Conor McQuiston 2 months ago

2022 NFL Draft Slot Projections: Safeties

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Michigan's Daxton Hill projects as a productive safety at the next level and could be a high selection in the 2022 NFL Draft.

by Conor McQuiston 2 months ago

2022 NFL Draft Slot Projections: Tight Ends

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Colorado State tight end Trey McBride projects as an athletic tight end at the next level and could be a high selection in the 2022 NFL Draft.

by Conor McQuiston 2 months ago

2022 NFL Draft Slot Projections: Cornerbacks

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Washington's Trent McDuffie comes out on top in the 2022 NFL Draft cornerback class in this exercise, boasting strong production and athleticism numbers.

by Conor McQuiston 2 months ago

2022 NFL Draft Slot Projections: Wide Receivers

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Ohio State's Garrett Wilson comes out on top in the 2022 NFL Draft wide receiver class in this exercise, boasting strong production and athleticism numbers.

by Conor McQuiston 2 months ago

2022 NFL Draft Slot Projections: Edge Defenders

PFF's Conor McQuiston attempts to predict the draft position for the 2022 edge defender class using athletic testing and production, and the results may surprise you.

by Conor McQuiston 2 months ago

NFL Draft: Which general managers make the best draft-day trades?

The art of trading draft picks is a complicated skill to perfect, but draft day trading is an even more difficult art to master. Conor McQuiston breaks down the NFL general managers that are best at trading picks.

by Conor McQuiston 3 months ago

How often do NFL free agents actually finish out their contracts?

Looking at free agent contracts over the past decade to determine how long players actually remain with their teams and play out their respective contracts.

by Conor McQuiston 3 months ago

Realistic trade-up scenarios for quarterbacks in Round 1 of the 2022 NFL Draft

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Examining four possible trade scenarios for quarterbacks in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, including the New Orleans Saints trading up to draft Malik Willis.

by Conor McQuiston 3 months ago

NFL Draft: Do teams pay extra when trading up for quarterbacks?

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Trading up for a quarterback in an NFL draft often requires teams to give up surplus value in exchange for the potential to hit on a star player at the sport's most important position.

by Conor McQuiston 3 months ago

Best NFL team fits for top 2022 NFL Draft prospects: Kyle Hamilton to the Baltimore Ravens, Skyy Moore to the Dallas Cowboys and more

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With the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine underway, here are the best team fits for each of PFF's top 32 NFL Draft prospects.

by Conor McQuiston 4 months ago
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