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NFL Week 12 Rookie Grades & Snaps Report for every team

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Kansas City Chiefs center Creed Humphrey and Miami Dolphins safety Jevon Holland headline the ascending rookies, sporting the highest individual grades from Week 8 through Week 12.

by Michael Renner 4 days ago

NFL Rookies: Top 15 highest-graded players through Week 12

The 15 highest-graded rookies through NFL Week 12, including Kansas City Chiefs center Creed Humphrey and New England Patriots QB Mac Jones.

by Michael Renner 5 days ago

2022 NFL Draft Big Board: PFF's Top 100 Prospects

Michigan's Aidan Hutchinson overtakes Oregon's Kayvon Thibodeaux for the top spot on PFF's 2022 NFL Draft board.

by Michael Renner 6 days ago

NFL Week 12 Game Recap: Cincinnati Bengals 41, Pittsburgh Steelers 10

The Pittsburgh Steelers offense was an unmitigated disaster in the first half and never even recovered to make it a game. It was an exercising of demons of sorts for the Cincinnati Bengals, who sweep the season series against the Steelers for the first time since 2009.

NFL Week 11 Rookie Grades & Snaps Report for all 32 teams

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Elijah Moore, Micah Parsons and Elijah Molden were among the standout rookies in Week 11 of the 2021 NFL season.

by Michael Renner 11 days ago

NFL Rookies: Top 15 highest-graded players through Week 11

The 15 highest-graded rookies through NFL Week 11, including Kansas City Chiefs center Creed Humphrey and New England Patriots QB Mac Jones.

by Michael Renner 12 days ago

How Jonathan Taylor and the Indianapolis Colts rushing attack became the NFL's most dominant force

After a slow start to the season, the Indianapolis Colts are off to the races for a playoff spot. Instead of relying on the passing game, the offense is turning to running back Jonathan Taylor.

by Michael Renner 12 days ago Indianapolis Colts

NFL Week 11 Game Recap: Minnesota Vikings 34, Green Bay Packers 31

Led by Justin Jefferson's two touchdowns and 169 receiving yards, the Minnesota Vikings prevailed in a shootout with the Green Bay Packers in Week 11.

Joe Burrow, Jalen Hurts and more second-year breakout players

Breaking down the second-year players who are in the midst of breakout seasons in 2021, which includes Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow.

by Michael Renner 16 days ago

NFL Week 10 Rookie Grades & Snaps Report for all 32 teams

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Mac Jones, Jalen Mayfield and Micah Parsons were among the standout rookies in Week 10 of the 2021 NFL season.

by Michael Renner 18 days ago

The Green Bay Packers finally have a dominant defense, and it makes them NFC favorites

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“If I only had a defense” has been a mantra of many an elite NFL quarterback. It’s a mantra Green Bay Packers fans have been repeating ever since 2010. That is, until now.

by Michael Renner 19 days ago Green Bay Packers

NFL Rookies: Top 15 highest-graded players through Week 10

The 15 highest-graded rookies through NFL Week 10, including New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones.

by Michael Renner 19 days ago

NFL Week 10 Game Recap: Dallas Cowboys 43, Atlanta Falcons 3

These two NFC teams were heading in opposite directions going into this game, but the Dallas Cowboys righted the ship in a big way by defeating the Atlanta Falcons 43-3 in Week 10.

Ranking the 25 best prospects in the 2021 & 2022 NFL Drafts

How many 2021 NFL draft prospects would be selected No. 1 overall in the 2022 NFL Draft? Michael Renner dives into that and more when creating a top-25 board using both draft classes.

by Michael Renner 23 days ago

'Patrick Mahomes refuses to play boring football': The root of the Kansas City Chiefs' offensive struggles and the key to fixing it

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The Chiefs' offensive struggles can be boiled down to its biggest problem: QB Patrick Mahomes refuses to play boring football. The former MVP is holding out for big plays when every defense he faces has been designed to stop those very plays.

by Michael Renner 24 days ago

NFL Week 9 Rookie Grades & Snaps Report for all 32 teams

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Camryn Bynum, Roy Lopez and Jevon Holland all stood out among NFL rookies in Week 9 of the 2021 NFL season.

by Michael Renner 25 days ago

NFL Rookies: Top 15 highest-graded players through Week 9

The 15 highest-graded rookies through NFL Week 9, including Atlanta Falcons TE Kyle Pitts and Kansas City Chiefs OL Creed Humphrey.

by Michael Renner 26 days ago

NFL Week 9 Game Recap: New England Patriots 24, Carolina Panthers 6

The New England Patriots' defensive domination covered up a lethargic offense as the Pats topped the Carolina Panthers 24-6 in Week 9.

PFF 2021 Midseason NFL All-Rookie Team: Patriots' Mac Jones starts at QB, Micah Parsons headlines on defense

Mac Jones, Ja'Marr Chase, Michah Parsons and Asante Samuel Jr. feature in the PFF 2021 Midseason NFL All-Rookie Team.

by Michael Renner 1 month ago

NFL Week 8 Rookie Grades & Snaps Report for all 32 teams

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Penei Sewell, Alijah-Vera Tucker and Gregory Rousseau are among the NFL rookies who have begun to show signs of improvement in recent weeks.

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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