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Assessing the Philadelphia Eagles' chances to play spoiler in each potential wild-card playoff matchup

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The Philadelphia Eagles have already locked up a playoff spot, and they have four potential wild-card opponents depending on results from Week 18 of the 2021 NFL season. Here's how they stack up as a playoff spoiler.

by Conor McQuiston 11 days ago Philadelphia Eagles

Clustering the top 2022 NFL Draft WR prospects: Ohio State's Garrett Wilson, Alabama's Jameson Williams and more

From Ohio State's Garrett Wilson to Boise State's Khalil Shakir, here are how the best wide receiver prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft shake out compared to receivers drafted in recent years.

by Conor McQuiston 18 days ago

Clustering the top 2022 NFL Draft quarterback prospects: Ole Miss' Matt Corral, Pittsburgh's Kenny Pickett and more

From Ole Miss' Matt Corral to Nevada's Carson Strong, here is how each of the top six quarterback prospects for the 2022 NFL Draft shakes out from scheme, rushing and passing standpoints compared to signal-callers drafted in recent years.

by Conor McQuiston 1 month ago

Examining the value of punting amid Matt Araiza’s historic performance for the San Diego Aztecs in 2021

San Diego State Aztecs punter Matt Araiza is on pace to break numerous college football records in 2021. So just how valuable is a great punter?

by Conor McQuiston 2 months ago

Breaking down the Bear front and its effectiveness in the NFL

Bear fronts in the NFL have grown more common in recent years, as they provide a clear answer to zone runs. However, they can also be exploited in certain passing and rushing situations.

by Conor McQuiston 2 months ago

Examining quarterback aging and Tom Brady's race against Father Time

At 44 years old, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady continues to defy logic while playing at an elite level.

by Conor McQuiston 2 months ago

Examining outside WR screens and their general ineffectiveness

Many NFL teams employ outside receiver screens in an attempt to gain easy yards, but such plays are largely ineffective when looking at expected points added.

by Conor McQuiston 3 months ago

How scheme helped each starting rookie QB in Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season

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Rookies Mac Jones, Zach Wilson and Trevor Lawrence were each aided by their play callers in Week 1, although some of those schemes appear more stable than others.

by Conor McQuiston 4 months ago

Why Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields will be the best rookie QB in 2021

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Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields should be the NFL's best rookie QB this season, and this PFF data study reveals why.

by Conor McQuiston 4 months ago

Analyzing college football offensive line play with survival curves

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Introducing survival curves to assess offensive line performance in the Power Five and the Group of Five.

by Conor McQuiston 4 months ago

Examining the best college football recruiters in the Power Five

While it's difficult to tell how good a college football coach is at recruiting from the outside looking in, here are college football's best based on 247Sports data.

by Conor McQuiston 4 months ago

Preseason NFL football often tells us nothing about rookie quarterbacks

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While overreactions fly left and right as rookies make their NFL preseason debuts, their performance is usually non-predictive for regular-season success.

by Conor McQuiston 4 months ago

NFL Preseason Week 1 Game Recap: Houston Texans 26, Green Bay Packers 7

The Houston Texans entered preseason Week 1 as three-point underdogs to the Green Bay Packers, but they fought through adversity and walked out of Lambeau with a 26-7 victory.

PFF Data Study: Modern wide receivers have recast run blocking at the position

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Wide receivers who have recently entered the NFL are notably worse at run blocking than their counterparts from more than a decade ago.

by Conor McQuiston 5 months ago

PFF Data Study: How conference realignment affects college football recruiting — a Maryland case study

With Texas and Oklahoma sending shockwaves through the college football landscape after the announcement of their intention to move to the SEC from the Big 12, we look at the effect of realignment on a conference's recruiting.

by Conor McQuiston 5 months ago
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