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Michael Renner

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Recent Articles

College football's 10 breakout prospects to watch for the 2022 NFL Draft

Even though we are only two games through the college football season, a few players have already started to break out, including Kentucky QB Will Levis.

by Michael Renner 12 hours ago

Ohio State's Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson are both top draft prospects, but who's WR1?

There’s no debate as to whether Ohio State's Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave are WR1 and WR2 in this draft class. The ordering of the two, however, is going to be in the eye of the beholder.

by Michael Renner yesterday

NFL Week 1 rookie grades & snaps report for all 32 teams

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Snap counts and PFF grades for every single rookie who took the field in Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season. Cleveland's Anthony Schwartz, Arizona's Rondale Moore and New England's Mac Jones stole the show on offense, while Miami Dolphins safety Jevon Holland made his presence felt on defense.

by Michael Renner 2 days ago

NFL Rookies: Top 15 highest-graded players through Week 1

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Week 1 represented the first official game week for the 2021 rookie class. Here are the 15 highest-graded rookies from the week, including Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons, Detroit Lions tackle Penei Sewell and New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones.

by Michael Renner 3 days ago

Jameis Winston is leading a new Saints offense — and a team that's more of a Super Bowl threat

Jameis Winston opens up the New Orleans Saints' playbook for more high-variance plays, and it worked to perfection in Week 1 against the Green Bay Packers.

by Michael Renner 4 days ago New Orleans Saints

NFL Week 1 Game Recap: Seattle Seahawks 28, Indianapolis Colts 16

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson carved up the Indianapolis Colts defense like a hot knife en route to a 28-16 Week 1 win.

2022 NFL Mock Draft: Malik Willis goes No. 1 overall to Houston, Kayvon Thibodeaux first defensive player drafted

Lead draft analyst Mike Renner takes another swing at the 2022 NFL Draft, sending Liberty QB Malik Willis to the Houston Texans at No. 1 overall and Oregon EDGE Kayvon Thibodeaux to the Detroit Lions at No. 2.

by Michael Renner 7 days ago

Projecting Week 1 rookie starters on every NFL team’s depth chart

A number of rookies have claimed starting spots ahead of Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season, from Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence to Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons.

by Michael Renner 8 days ago

Biggest NFL breakout candidates at every position based on 2021 NFL preseason performance

The NFL preseason doesn't count toward the regular season, but it can still start put storylines into motion. Here are the players who look poised for a breakout campaign in 2021, including Miami's Tua Tagovailoa and Arizona's Byron Murphy.

by Michael Renner 9 days ago

College Football Week 1: Top 2022 NFL Draft prospect performances

Notre Dame safety Kyle Hamilton and Liberty QB Malik Willis headline the list of college football Week 1's top performers.

by Michael Renner 10 days ago

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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