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Michael Renner

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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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 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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