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Michael Renner

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NFL Preseason Week 2 Game Recap: Green Bay Packers 20, New Orleans Saints 10

The Green Bay Packers jumped out early on the back of a strong Jordan Love performance and held on late to avenge their Week 1 loss with a 20-10 win over the New Orleans Saints.

Stock up, stock down for offensive rookies after NFL preseason Week 1

No sweeping conclusions can be made after one week of NFL preseason action, but here's what we learned about some of the top offensive rookies.

by Michael Renner 1 month ago

Highest-graded undrafted free agent rookies from NFL preseason Week 1

Chicago Bears linebacker Jack Sanborn tops the list of the highest-graded undrafted free agent rookies in Week 1 of the 2022 NFL preseason.

by Michael Renner 1 month ago

Ranking the rookie preseason debuts of the top quarterbacks from the 2022 NFL Draft

From Matt Corral to Kenny Pickett, here's how each of the top six rookie quarterbacks fared in their first taste of NFL preseason action.

by Michael Renner 1 month ago

NFL Preseason Week 1 Game Recap: Miami Dolphins 26, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24

The Miami Dolphins were able to emerge victorious in a tight 26-24 contest against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Saturday.

NFL Preseason Week 1 Game Recap: Chicago Bears 19, Kansas City Chiefs 14

The Chicago Bears beat the Kansas City Chiefs despite their first-team offense not putting up any points in Week 1 of the 2022 NFL preseason.

NFL Preseason Week 1 Game Recap: New York Giants 23, New England Patriots 21

The New York Giants eked out a 23-21 win over the New England Patriots in Week 1 of the 2022 NFL preseason.

10 Day 3 rookies to watch for in the 2022 NFL season

Ten 2022 NFL Day 3 draft picks to watch for ahead of the season, including Baltimore Ravens tight end Isaiah Likely and Houston Texans running back Dameon Pierce.

by Michael Renner 1 month ago

2023 NFL Draft: The top 20 PFF draft prospects on Bruce Feldman's 2022 Freaks List

Michael Renner ranks his favorite prospects from Bruce Feldman's annual freaks list, including Army edge rusher Andre Carter and Oregon linebacker Noah Sewell.

by Michael Renner 1 month ago

One rookie to watch on every NFL team during 2022 preseason: QB Desmond Ridder, WR Treylon Burks and more

With the NFL preseason starting in earnest this week, here's one rookie from every team to watch for, including Tennessee Titans receiver Treylon Burks.

by Michael Renner 1 month ago

Top 25 Big 12 2023 NFL Draft prospects: Kansas State's Felix Anudike-Uzomah, Baylor's Siaki Ika headline the group

Ranking the top 25 2023 draft prospects from the Big 12, headlined by Kansas State edge defender Felix Anudike-Uzomah.

by Michael Renner 1 month ago

Top 25 Pac-12 2023 NFL Draft prospects: Stanford QB Tanner McKee takes the top spot

Ranking the top 25 2023 draft prospects from the Pac-12, headlined by Stanford quarterback Tanner McKee.

by Michael Renner 1 month ago

Top 25 ACC 2023 NFL Draft prospects: Clemson's Myles Murphy, Bryan Bresee come out on top

Ranking the top 25 2023 draft prospects from the ACC, headlined by Clemson edge rushers Myles Murphy and Bryan Bresee.

by Michael Renner 1 month ago

How QB Trey Lance changes what the San Francisco 49ers can and will do offensively

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With second-year quarterback Trey Lance officially the starter in San Francisco, the 49ers will be able to accomplish far more on offense than with Jimmy Garoppolo under center.

by Michael Renner 1 month ago

Top 25 Big Ten 2023 NFL Draft prospects: Ohio State's C.J. Stroud, Jaxon Smith-Njigba top the list

Ranking the top 25 2023 draft prospects from the Big Ten, headlined by Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud and wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba.

by Michael Renner 2 months ago

PFF 2022 Preseason Ted Hendricks Award Watch List: Best DE in college football

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Diving into the 2022 contenders for the Ted Hendricks Award, including Alabama's Will Anderson.

by Michael Renner 2 months ago

Top 25 SEC 2023 NFL Draft prospects: Alabama's Bryce Young, Will Anderson headline the class

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Ranking the top 25 2023 draft prospects from the SEC, headlined by Alabama quarterback Bryce Young and edge rusher Will Anderson.

by Michael Renner 2 months ago

Ranking NFL second-year breakout candidates for 2022: 15 players who could become stars, from quarterbacks to pass-rushers

Stars from the 2021 NFL Draft are heading into camp looking to build off average rookie seasons, from Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence to New York Jets receiver Elijah Moore and more.

by Michael Renner 2 months ago

PFF 2022 Preseason Jim Thorpe Award Watch List: Best DB in college football

Diving into the 2022 contenders for the Jim Thorpe Award, including Georgia cornerback Kelee Ringo and Texas A&M safety Antonio Johnson.

by Michael Renner 2 months ago

PFF 2022 Preseason Davey O’Brien Award Watch List: Best QB in college football

Diving into the 2022 contenders for the Davey O'Brien Award, including Alabama's Bryce Young, Ohio State's C.J. Stroud and a handful of sleeper quarterbacks.

by Michael Renner 2 months 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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