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Eric Eager

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2021 NFL Draft: College-to-pro projections for Texas A&M QB Kellen Mond

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PFF's college-to-pro projections lay out how Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond would be expected to fare in various NFL systems.

by Eric Eager 2 months ago

Why the middle-class veteran starting quarterback contract is a good thing for the NFL

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The biggest challenge facing NFL front offices is not hitting on quarterbacks in the draft. It’s deciding whether to buy into a quarterback who has had success on a rookie deal.

by Eric Eager 2 months ago

"The Patriot Way": An examination of player performance in and out of New England

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The New England Patriots have a reputation for getting the most out of their players, but how well does that hold up against the data?

by Eric Eager 2 months ago New England Patriots

2021 NFL Free Agency: Tampa Bay Buccaneers edge Shaquil Barrett agrees to 4-year, $72 million deal

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are inching every bit closer to “running it back” in 2021, as defender Shaquil Barrett has reportedly agreed to a four-year deal to stay with the Super Bowl 55 champions.

by Eric Eager 3 months ago Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NFL Betting 2021: Exploring the Mac Jones 2021 NFL Draft props

Draft prop bets for Alabama's Mac Jones opened at an under/over 18.5 draft position, making it one of the most interesting QB betting situations to monitor for the 2021 NFL Draft.

by Eric Eager 3 months ago

Pro Day Data is Not the Same as Combine Data: A Comprehensive Analysis

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Examining the differences between NFL Scouting Combine and college pro-day data to better project college prospects ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft.

by Eric Eager 3 months ago

2021 NFL Draft: College-to-pro projections for North Dakota State QB Trey Lance

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While North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance is a tough projection as a small-school product, PFF's college-to-pro projections aim to show how he will fare at the NFL level.

by Eric Eager 3 months ago

The NFL's best offenses at maximizing the salary cap in 2020

Using PFF WAR generated and money spent in 2020, PFF's Eric Eager dives into which NFL teams got the most out of their offenses.

by Eric Eager 3 months ago

Eager: Justin Herbert's rookie year was impressive, but the odds are against a repeat in 2021

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While Herbert’s 2020 season was very good by rookie standards and should have all Chargers fans encouraged for the future, there are some canaries in the coal mine of his data set that should give fans a bit of pause.

by Eric Eager 4 months ago Los Angeles Chargers

Evaluating the importance of secondary receivers in NFL offenses

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The notion that one NFL player, even at a position as important as wide receiver, can get a team “over the top” is a faulty one, and that's evident when examining the role of secondary receivers in a pro offense.

by Eric Eager 4 months ago
Bio

Eric Eager joined PFF in 2015 as a contributor and consultant, and in 2018 as a data scientist. In 2020 he became the VP of Research and Development.

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