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Sam Monson

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PFF50: The 50 best players in the NFL right now

PFF ranks the top 50 players in the league heading into the 2021 NFL season. The first installment of this year's PFF50 covers No. 41 to No. 50, highlighted by Saints tackle Terron Armstead and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott.

by Sam Monson 9 hours ago

Ranking the top 25 players under 25 entering the 2021 NFL season: Nick Bosa, A.J. Brown and more

San Francisco 49ers' Fred Warner and Nick Bosa both land in the top five of PFF's top 25 players under 25 entering the 2021 NFL season.

by Sam Monson 6 days ago

Ranking all 32 NFL linebacker units ahead of the 2021 season

Few teams feature one solid linebacker, let alone two, making the San Francisco 49ers more than deserving of the No. 1 spot heading into the 2021 NFL season.

by Sam Monson 13 days ago

Monson: The Carolina Panthers offensive line is in danger of derailing the Sam Darnold reclamation project

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If Sam Darnold is to prove that he was just a victim of circumstance in New York, he is going to need the Panthers' offensive line to be better than one of the worst in the NFL, and right now it’s difficult to see how it will be.

by Sam Monson 17 days ago

Monson: The scene is set for Patrick Peterson to roll back the years in Mike Zimmer's defense

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Patrick Peterson might seem like a player signed on name recognition and hope that he can return to past glory, but the data and tape shows a real reason to believe he will be better within this Vikings scheme than he was in Arizona's.

by Sam Monson 18 days ago

10 NFL players under pressure to perform in Year 2

From Miami's Tua Tagovailoa to Philadelphia's Jalen Reagor to Green Bay's Jordan Love, here are 10 players who are under real pressure for a big Year 2 jump.

by Sam Monson 19 days ago

Safety Rankings: The 32 best safeties entering the 2021 NFL season

Denver Broncos' Justin Simmons leads the way in PFF's offseason safety rankings, with Minnesota's Harrison Smith and Cleveland's John Johnson III following closely behind.

by Sam Monson 20 days ago

Monson: Kyler Murray, entering pivotal Year 3, needs to take next step along with Cardinals' offense

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Quarterback Kyler Murray and head coach Kliff Kingsbury are the keys to the Arizona Cardinals' success, and each has reached the point of needing to make adjustments to take that next step forward.

by Sam Monson 24 days ago Arizona Cardinals

Monson: Justin Herbert is poised to regress in 2021, but the Los Angeles Chargers will be better anyway

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While 2020 Offensive Rookie of the Year Justin Herbert is likely to come back down to earth in 2021, the Los Angeles Chargers have plenty going for them heading into 2021.

by Sam Monson 25 days ago Los Angeles Chargers

Linebacker Rankings: The 32 best LBs entering the 2021 NFL season

Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner comes in at No. 1 in PFF's 2021 NFL linebacker rankings.

by Sam Monson 26 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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