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Sam Monson

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Will the Denver Broncos make a big trade-up? Could Michael Penix Jr. be a top-16 pick? Here are five surprise predictions for the 2024 NFL Draft.

By Sam Monson Apr 11, 2024 5:45 am EDT
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Sam Monson breaks down why Michael Penix Jr. is a first-round caliber prospect

By Sam Monson Apr 10, 2024 5:15 am EDT
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Sam Monson breaks down how the Buffalo Bills can replace Stefon Diggs and improve their wide receiver corps.

By Sam Monson Apr 9, 2024 6:30 am EDT
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Optimal (and at least vaguely realistic) scenarios for the Carolina Panthers, Houston Texans and Cleveland Browns — teams that do not have a first-round pick.

By Sam Monson Apr 4, 2024 6:45 am EDT
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Sam Monson breaks down the incredibly interesting running back class in the 2024 NFL Draft.

By Sam Monson Apr 3, 2024 7:00 am EDT
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Sam Monson breaks down the undersized prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft that are poised to break the mold.

By Sam Monson Apr 2, 2024 6:30 am EDT
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Latu has been one of the most productive edge rusher prospects since PFF began grading college football in 2014, and those players often translate very well to the NFL.

By Sam Monson Mar 29, 2024 8:00 am EDT
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We analyze the best and worst NFL teams at drafting in the first round over the past decade.

By Sam Monson Mar 27, 2024 6:30 am EDT
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Sam Monson grades the 2024 NFL Draft class by position.

By Sam Monson Mar 26, 2024 7:00 am EDT
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Sam Monson breaks down five boom or bust signings from 2024 NFL free agency.

By Sam Monson Mar 25, 2024 5:00 am EDT
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The Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals and Minnesota Vikings all have multiple first-round picks in the 2024 NFL Draft as things stand.

By Sam Monson Mar 21, 2024 9:15 am EDT
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Sam Monson reveals the best draft fits for every role along the defensive line.

By Sam Monson Mar 20, 2024 5:30 am EDT
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Sam Monson breaks down the five most pro-ready NFL prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft.

By Sam Monson Mar 19, 2024 6:00 am EDT
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Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald, one of the greatest players ever to do it, has retired from the NFL and set the clock running on the five years until he walks into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

By Sam Monson Mar 15, 2024 1:39 pm EDT
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The Chicago Bears acquired star wide receiver Keenan Allen from the Los Angeles Chargers for just a fourth-round pick.

By Sam Monson Mar 15, 2024 9:50 am EDT Chicago Bears
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The Baltimore Ravens reportedly agreed to a two-year $16 million deal with Derrick Henry in free agency.

By Sam Monson Mar 13, 2024 10:08 am EDT Baltimore Ravens
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Sam Monson breaks down Kirk Cousins' decision to sign with the Atlanta Falcons in free agency.

By Sam Monson Mar 12, 2024 11:41 am EDT
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Sam Monson does his best to make sense of Russell Wilson signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

By Sam Monson Mar 11, 2024 12:05 pm EDT
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The 2023 NFL season featured star players across all positions. Here were PFF's 101 best players from the past year.

By Sam Monson Mar 8, 2024 6:00 am EST
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Saquon Barkley is the best free-agent running back available this offseason, while Texas' Jonathon Brooks is the top 2024 NFL Draft prospect.

By Sam Monson Mar 7, 2024 7:54 am EST
Bio

Sam joined PFF as one of the core members in the early days. He now co-hosts the PFF NFL Podcast, and covers all things NFL. He graduated from the Technological Institute of Dublin with a degree in International Journalism. He’s been featured on NFL Network, The 33rd Team and more.

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