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Michael Renner

Lead Draft Analyst • View all analysts

Recent Articles

Josh Allen, Justin Jefferson, Lamar Jackson and more: Best first-round pick at every draft slot since the 2006 NFL Draft

The 2011 NFL Draft class dominates the best first-round picks since 2006, headlined by Von Miller, Julio Jones and J.J. Watt.

by Michael Renner 5 days ago

Worst first-round pick at every draft slot since the 2006 NFL Draft

Six quarterbacks are among the worst draft choices at each slot since 2006, including Johnny Manziel and Tim Tebow.

by Michael Renner 7 days ago

Regrading the 2018 NFL Draft classes: Ravens, Bills and Buccaneers among NFL's biggest winners

QB Josh Allen's third-year explosion lifted the Buffalo Bills' 2018 draft grade from "average" to "elite," while Jason Licht’s decision to attack the secondary kickstarted Tampa Bay's charge toward the Lombardi Trophy.

by Michael Renner 20 days ago

Regrading the 2019 NFL Draft classes: Tennessee Titans, San Francisco 49ers among big winners

PFF's Mike Renner looks back at the 2019 NFL Draft classes, evaluating whether the best and worst groups at the time have panned out since then.

by Michael Renner 26 days ago

Regrading the 2020 NFL Draft classes: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minnesota Vikings come out on top

PFF's Mike Renner looks back at the 2020 NFL Draft classes, evaluating whether the best and worst groups at the time panned out during the season.

by Michael Renner 26 days ago

NFL draft 2021 steals: 10 undervalued Day 3 picks who will make an impact, including two Bears

Here are PFF's best value picks of the draft, including a pair of Bears selections and plenty of playmakers on both offense and defense. We start with a linebacker who shines in coverage.

by Michael Renner 1 month ago

Mike Renner's first 2022 NFL Mock Draft: Houston Texans start the rebuild with Oklahoma's Spencer Rattler, New York Giants pick up a QB at No. 11

Lead draft analyst Mike Renner takes his first swing at the 2022 NFL Draft, sending Oklahoma QB Spencer to the Houston Texans at No. 1 overall and Liberty QB Malik Willis to the New York Giants at No. 11. North Carolina's Sam Howell goes No. 2 to the Detroit Lions.

by Michael Renner 1 month ago

The 10 best player fits of the 2021 NFL Draft: Ja'Marr Chase to the Bengals, Alijah Vera-Tucker to the Jets and more

PFF highlights 10 draft prospects who found the perfect home after the 2021 NFL Draft. Among them are Ja'Marr Chase, who will reunite with Joe Burrow in Cincinnati, and Alijah Vera-Tucker, who will step in to protect Zach Wilson in New York.

by Michael Renner 1 month ago

Ranking the 10 best draft classes: Browns, Bears and Patriots find gems in the 2021 NFL Draft

PFF lead draft analyst Mike Renner ranks his 10 favorite draft classes.

by Michael Renner 1 month ago

Renner: Ranking top Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year candidates for the 2021 NFL season

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New Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence is the presumed front-runner for Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2021.

by Michael Renner 1 month ago
Bio

Mike has been with PFF ever since he graduated from Notre Dame in 2012. He's been the lead draft analyst since 2019 where he has final say on construction of PFF's draft board and position rankings. Mike also co-hosts the 2 for 1 Drafts podcast.

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