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Sam Monson

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2021 NFL Draft: Trey Lance has some of the best tools in the draft and will be a fascinating gamble for a team to take early

PFF's Sam Monson compares Trey Lance's skill set to some of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL and explains why his tools offer immense upside.

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2021 NFL Mock Draft: New England Patriots trade up for QB Mac Jones, Cincinnati Bengals take WR Ja'Marr Chase

Both the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos trade up for their presumed quarterbacks of the future in Sam Monson's latest mock draft.

by Sam Monson 2 days ago

Monson: Can Mac Jones break the trend and succeed in the NFL despite lack of high-end traits?

PFF's Sam Monson examines whether Alabama quarterback Mac Jones can overcome a lack of high-end tools and justify a top-three selection in the 2021 NFL Draft.

by Sam Monson 7 days ago

Monson: The biggest X-factors in the 2021 NFL Draft

Receiving weapons, such as Florida's Kadarius Toney and Purdue's Rondale Moore, dominate Sam Monson's "X-factor" players in the 2021 NFL Draft.

by Sam Monson 8 days ago

Monson: Why NFL teams should think twice about drafting slot receivers in Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft

There is a difference between drafting an elite outside receiver who can also do damage from the slot and drafting an elite slot receiver who can't produce on the outside. PFF's Sam Monson looks at the candidates in the 2021 class and explains why he'd steer clear of some of the best-known slot receivers in Round 1.

by Sam Monson 9 days ago

2021 NFL Draft: Florida TE Kyle Pitts is the best receiving prospect in the draft, regardless of position

Florida tight end Kyle Pitts has the potential to be a game-changing weapon at the NFL level and deserves to be mentioned along with the biggest names in this historically deep receiving class.

by Sam Monson 14 days ago

2021 NFL Draft Profile: Ole Miss WR Elijah Moore

With the 2021 NFL Draft inching closer, PFF's Sam Monson looks back at every one of Elijah Moore's targets, laying out his takeaways as he goes.

by Sam Monson 14 days ago

Philadelphia Eagles show commitment (for now) to Jalen Hurts, trade with Miami Dolphins down to pick No. 12 in the 2021 NFL Draft

The Philadelphia Eagles appear committed to quarterback Jalen Hurts — at least for 2021 — after sending the No. 6 overall pick to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for No. 12 overall and an extra first-rounder in 2022.

by Sam Monson 19 days ago

Miami Dolphins add No. 6 pick, No. 103 pick, No. 156 pick and 2023 first-round pick in trade with San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles

In the first and most sure sign that the team is fully invested in Tua Tagovailoa at quarterback, the Miami Dolphins traded the No. 3 overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft to the San Francisco 49ers before moving up to No. 6 via a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles.

by Sam Monson 19 days ago Miami Dolphins

Ranking NFL WR prospects: How the 2020-2021 draft classes stack up, and why LSU's Ja'Marr Chase is WR1

LSU's Ja'Marr Chase might be the top WR prospect since 2020, but 2020 prospect and now-Dallas Cowboy CeeDee Lamb ranks higher than you'd think.

by Sam Monson 20 days ago

Sam joined PFF as one of the core members in the early days. He now co-hosts the PFF NFL Podcast, the PFF NFL Daily and covers all things NFL.

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