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Kevin Cole

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2022 NFL Draft Player Comparisons: Boise State WR Khalil Shakir could thrive with a slot-needy NFL team

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Khalil Shakir's draft stock continues to rise during the pre-draft class, earning him a comp to slot receiver Jamison Crowder.

by Kevin Cole 1 month ago

2022 NFL Draft Player Comparisons: Alabama's Brian Robinson Jr. checks all the boxes for an NFL running back

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Alabama's Brian Robinson Jr. checks the boxes in terms of rushing and receiving grades and has displayed an elite ability to force missed tackles, a translatable skill to the NFL.

by Kevin Cole 1 month ago

2022 NFL Draft Player Comparisons: Purdue WR David Bell's impressive college production hints at NFL success

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College production is more indicative of future NFL success than speed, and Bell hits the metrics you want to see for a successful NFL wide receiver.

by Kevin Cole 1 month ago

2022 NFL Draft Player Comparisons: Memphis WR Calvin Austin III has to overcome his college production

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While Memphis's Calvin Austin III has been one of the biggest risers in the 2022 NFL Draft class, his lack of production could be considered mildly concerning.

by Kevin Cole 1 month ago

2022 NFL Draft Player Comparisons: Alabama WR John Metchie III's versatility could pay off for the right NFL team

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NFL player comparisons for 2022 NFL Draft prospect and former Alabama wide receiver John Metchie III.

by Kevin Cole 1 month ago

2022 NFL Draft Player Comparisons: Kentucky WR Wan'Dale Robinson offers stellar YAC ability for a presumed Day 2 pick

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NFL player comparisons for 2022 NFL Draft prospect and former Kentucky wide receiver Wan'Dale Robinson.

by Kevin Cole 1 month ago

2022 NFL Draft Player Comparisons: Alabama WR Jameson Williams draws comps to productive NFL deep threats

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Jameson Williams' advanced stats shine bright, with high-end grading and an elite ability to generate valuable yards both after the catch and from deep targets.

by Kevin Cole 1 month ago

2022 NFL Draft Comps: Ohio State WR Chris Olave set to exceed draft position expectations

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Ohio State's Chris Olave has generally been rising in mock drafts over the past couple of months, moving up with teammate Garrett Wilson as Treylon Burks falls.

by Kevin Cole 1 month ago

2022 NFL Draft Player Comparisons: Penn State WR Jahan Dotson emerges as a solid Day 2 option

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While it’s difficult to get meaningful dynasty rookie draft information at this point in the offseason, Penn State's Jahan Dotson currently has a WR9 average draft position among rookies in recent best-ball drafts, in a broad third tier.

by Kevin Cole 1 month ago

2022 NFL Draft Comps: Ohio State WR Garrett Wilson has all the potential of an WR1

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Last season, Ohio State WR Garrett Wilson displayed the ability to play outside and in the slot, standing out as more than just a simple deep threat and generating above-average yards after the catch.

by Kevin Cole 1 month ago

2022 NFL Draft Player Comparisons: Isaiah Spiller's stock is falling, but he has a path to NFL success

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Though Texas A&M running back Isaiah Spiller's stock might be falling, he has the ability to become successful at the next level.

by Kevin Cole 1 month ago

2022 NFL Draft Comps: North Dakota State WR Christian Watson is on the rise

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North Dakota State wide receiver Christian Watson has been one of the biggest risers in the 2022 NFL Draft, but his age and advanced comparisons could signal cause for concern.

by Kevin Cole 1 month ago

2022 NFL Draft Player Comparisons: Alec Pierce profiles as a deep threat who may be overvalued by NFL teams

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A monster combine by Alec Pierce could lead to NFL teams overvaluing the deep threat as an NFL prospect.

by Kevin Cole 1 month ago

2022 NFL Draft Player Comparisons: Clemson WR Justyn Ross projects as a capable slot receiver

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Clemson wide receiver Justyn Ross put up middling numbers during a redshirt junior affected by a stress fracture. But while there isn’t anything to excited about, there's also not really anything disqualifying, either.

by Kevin Cole 2 months ago

2022 NFL Draft Player Comparisons: Breece Hall looks similar to prior top-10 RB draft picks

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Breece Hall is reminiscent of other top running back prospects of the past, and he currently slots in as RB1 in best-ball drafts.

by Kevin Cole 2 months ago

2022 NFL Draft Player Comparisons: Kenneth Walker profiles as an elite NFL producer

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Michigan State running back Kenneth Walker measures out similarly to former elite NFL running backs, including Jamaal Charles.

by Kevin Cole 2 months ago

2022 NFL Draft Player Comparisons: Georgia RB James Cook showed shades of Devonta Freeman

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Georgia's James Cook continues to rise up draft boards after a college career in which he was one of the top-graded running backs in the country.

by Kevin Cole 2 months ago

2022 NFL Draft Player Comparisons: Georgia RB Zamir White may have more upside than his college numbers project

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The combination of his strong combine numbers and upper-tier forced missed tackle rate is evidence that Zamir White's multiple ACL tears likely didn’t sap the elite talent that made him the No. 1 running back recruit coming out of high school.

by Kevin Cole 2 months ago

Cole: Scrambling ability and sack avoidance are the most overlooked traits in quarterback prospect evaluation

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PFF's Kevin Cole breaks down the importance of scrambling ability and sack avoidance for incoming NFL quarterback Prospects.

by Kevin Cole 2 months ago

2022 NFL Free Agency: PFF Improvement Index for all 32 teams

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Kevin Cole brings the annual PFF Improvement Index, which helps evaluate how teams performed with free agency moves and trades.

by Kevin Cole 2 months ago
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Kevin Cole joined PFF in 2019, works as a Data Scientist with the research and development team, prorduces written content and hosts the Unexpected Points podcast.

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