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NFL Rookies: Top 15 highest-graded players through Week 5

The 15 highest-graded rookies through NFL Week 5, including New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones and Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts.

by Michael Renner 16 days ago

NFL Week 5: Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert is your NFL MVP, and Brandon Staley is your Coach of the Year

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After only five games together, the Los Angeles Chargers' first-year head coach and second-year quarterback have displayed the type of symbiotic relationship of freedom and trust that traditionally takes years to build.

by Michael Renner 16 days ago Los Angeles Chargers

No quarterback in the 2022 NFL Draft class is the clear-cut No. 1 overall pick

Even though there is no clear-cut QB1 in the 2022 NFL Draft right now, there are many quarterbacks who could stake that claim once the college football season is over, such as Liberty's Malik Willis and Ole Miss' Matt Corral.

by Michael Renner 20 days ago

NFL Week 4 Rookie Grades & Snaps Report for all 32 teams

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An in-depth recap of all 32 teams' rookie performances from Week 4, headlined by excellent days for Kansas City Chiefs offensive linemen Creed Humphrey and Trey Smith.

by Michael Renner 22 days ago

NFL Rookies: Top 15 highest-graded players through Week 4

The 15 highest-graded rookies through NFL Week 4, including New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones and Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase.

by Michael Renner 23 days ago

Renner: The Chicago Bears finally put Justin Fields in a position to succeed, and he gave us a glimpse of what he can be

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Justin Fields has had a tumultuous rookie season. From sitting behind Andy Dalton to now starting, have the Chicago Bears finally put the former Ohio State star in a winning position?

by Michael Renner 23 days ago

NFL Week 4 Game Recap: Washington Football Team 34, Atlanta Falcons 30

The Washington Football Team hung on for a badly needed 34-30 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 4 thanks to a late touchdown pass from Taylor Heinicke to J.D. McKissic.

2022 NFL Draft: The 10 most disappointing NFL draft prospects of the 2021 college football season

The 2021 college football season isn't even halfway over, but NFL draft analysts are already ranking their prospects ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft. Here are 10 prospects who haven't lived up to the hype so far, highlighted by Oklahoma's Spencer Rattler.

by Michael Renner 27 days ago

NFL Week 3 Rookie Grades & Snaps Report for all 32 teams

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An in-depth recap of all 32 teams rookie performances from Week 4 are out and led by a solid performance from Browns linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah.

by Michael Renner 29 days ago

NFL Rookies: Top 15 highest-graded players through Week 3

The 15 highest-graded rookies from the week, including Dallas Cowboys linebacker-turned-edge Micah Parsons, Washington Football Team tackle Samuel Cosmi and Baltimore Ravens edge rusher Odafe Oweh.

by Michael Renner 1 month ago

Is it time to panic about the 2021 NFL rookie QB class?

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Examining the 2021 NFL rookie quarterback class after three weeks of the season to determine whether there are causes for concern for each QB going forward.

by Michael Renner 1 month ago

NFL Week 3 Game Recap: Cincinnati Bengals 24, Pittsburgh Steelers 10

Ben Roethlisberger's dreadful performance and Ja'Marr Chase's big day were key factors in the Cincinnati Bengals' Week 3 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

2022 NFL Draft: PFF's top-100 NFL draft prospects

Breaking down the top-100 prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft, which includes Ohio State's Garrett Wilson as the top-ranked WR.

by Michael Renner 1 month ago

NFL Week 2 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 2 of the 2021 NFL season. Even though quarterbacks Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson struggled, edge defenders Odafe Oweh and Micah Parsons thrived.

by Michael Renner 1 month ago

NFL Rookies: Top 15 highest-graded players through Week 2

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Week 2 of the NFL season is in the books for the 2021 rookie class. Here are the 15 highest-graded rookies from the week, including Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons, Washington Football Team linebacker Jamin Davis and Baltimore Ravens edge rusher Odafe Oweh.

by Michael Renner 1 month ago

How Jon Gruden followed the Chiefs' lead to rebuild the Raiders offense

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The Las Vegas Raiders offense has been outstanding to start the 2021 season. Find out why that success can be traced back to Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs.

by Michael Renner 1 month ago

NFL Week 2 Game Recap: Dallas Cowboys 20, Los Angeles Chargers 17

Greg Zuerlein's 56-yard field goal as time expired propelled the Cowboys to a narrow win over the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 2 of the 2021 NFL season.

NFL Week 2 Game Recap: Denver Broncos 23, Jacksonville Jaguars 13

The Jacksonville Jaguars needed a late kick return score to make it look respectable, but this one wasn’t close. The Denver Broncos defense was once again suffocating, and the secondary allowed nothing consistent through the air en route to a 23-13 win in Week 2 of the 2021 NFL season. 

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 1 month 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 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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