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Michael Renner

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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

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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago

2021 NFL preseason: Highest- and lowest-graded rookies for every NFL team

Highlighting the best and worst rookie performances of the 2021 NFL preseason, including Mac Jones' campaign for the ages and Ja'Marr Chase's nightmare start.

by Michael Renner 1 month ago

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

Week one of the 2021 NFL regular season is here! Rookies made waves across the league during the last few weeks, so we named the all-rookie team from the preseason.

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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