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Steve Palazzolo

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2022 NFL Mock Draft: Jacksonville Jaguars select Michigan EDGE Aidan Hutchinson, Sam Howell heads to Detroit

Mock draft season continues as Steve Palazzolo delves into who and where teams will select their first-round talent.

by Steve Palazzolo 4 months ago

Why Tom Brady should win the NFL MVP and All-Pro awards over Aaron Rodgers

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has added more value to his team by a wide margin than Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and is deserving of both the NFL MVP award and first-team All-Pro honors.

by Steve Palazzolo 5 months ago

NFL receiving corps rankings ahead of the 2021 season

The NFL's top teams have several passing-game options, and they’re able to keep defenses off balance with a variety of different playmakers. Here are the best pass-catching units in the NFL heading into 2021, headlined by the Buccaneers at No. 1.

by Steve Palazzolo 11 months ago

Offensive line rankings entering the 2021 NFL season

What was once a major pain point for the win-hungry Cleveland Browns is now a clear strength, with their offensive line topping the rankings heading into the 2021 NFL season.

by Steve Palazzolo 11 months ago

2021 NFL Mock Draft: Denver Broncos select Alabama's Mac Jones at No. 9 overall, Trey Lance falls to the Patriots at No. 15

PFF's Steve Palazzolo mocks the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, sending Mac Jones to Denver and Trey Lance to New England.

by Steve Palazzolo 1 year ago

PFF Critical Factors: The most important numbers for the 2021 NFL Draft class

Breaking down the top 2021 NFL Draft prospects at every position using PFF's most stable and unstable numbers.

by Steve Palazzolo 1 year ago

Why the Colts should not move Quenton Nelson to left tackle

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Breaking down the Indianapolis Colts' options for revamping the left side of the offensive line around Quenton Nelson, who has been by far the most valuable guard in the NFL in recent years.

by Steve Palazzolo 1 year ago

Best safeties available in the 2021 NFL Draft and free agency

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Steve Palazzolo consults PFF's free-agent rankings, 2021 NFL Draft Board and potential trade candidates to give you a quick-hitting breakdown of the best available safeties this offseason.

by Steve Palazzolo 1 year ago

Best cornerbacks available in the 2021 NFL Draft and free agency

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Steve Palazzolo consults PFF's free-agent rankings, 2021 NFL Draft Board and potential trade candidates to offer a quick-hitting breakdown of the best available cornerbacks this offseason.

by Steve Palazzolo 1 year ago

Best wide receivers, tight ends available in the 2021 NFL Draft and free agency

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It’s team-building season, and that means all 32 NFL franchises are spending countless hours figuring out how to shape their respective rosters for 2021 and beyond.

by Steve Palazzolo 1 year ago

Best offensive linemen available in the 2021 NFL Draft and free agency

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Steve Palazzolo consults PFF's free-agent rankings, 2021 NFL Draft Board and potential trade candidates to give you a quick-hitting breakdown of the best available offensive linemen this offseason.

by Steve Palazzolo 1 year ago

Best interior defensive linemen available in the 2021 NFL Draft and free agency

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Steve Palazzolo consults PFF's free-agent rankings, 2021 NFL Draft Board and potential trade candidates to give you a quick-hitting breakdown of the best available interior defensive linemen this offseason.

by Steve Palazzolo 1 year ago

2021 NFL Mock Draft: New York Jets get QB Zach Wilson at No. 2, Cincinnati Bengals land WR Ja’Marr Chase

PFF's Steve Palazzolo mocks the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, sending Trevor Lawrence to Jacksonville, Justin Fields to Atlanta and WR Ja'Marr Chase to the Cincinnati Bengals.

by Steve Palazzolo 1 year ago

Best edge defenders available in the 2021 NFL Draft and free agency

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Steve Palazzolo consults PFF's free-agent rankings, 2021 NFL Draft Board and potential trade candidates to give you a quick-hitting breakdown of the best available edge defenders this offseason.

by Steve Palazzolo 1 year ago

Best quarterbacks available in the 2021 NFL Draft and free agency

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Steve Palazzolo consults PFF's free-agent rankings, 2021 NFL Draft Board and potential trade candidates to give you a quick-hitting breakdown of the best available quarterbacks this offseason.

by Steve Palazzolo 1 year ago

Final 2020 quarterback rankings

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With the 2020 NFL regular season now in the books, PFF's Steve Palazzolo ranks every quarterback in the NFL by PFF grade.

by Steve Palazzolo 1 year ago

NFL Week 17 PFF ReFocused: Baltimore Ravens 38, Cincinnati Bengals 3

The Baltimore Ravens finished off the regular season in dominating fashion with a 38-3 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

2020 Week 16 QB Review: Fitzpatrick gives the Dolphins a chance, Josh Allen steps up, Rodgers secures MVP honors and more

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From the Miami Dolphins' uncertain QB situation to Patrick Mahomes' struggles with turnover-worthy plays, here are Steve Palazzolo's QB takeaways from Week 16 of the 2020 NFL season.

by Steve Palazzolo 1 year ago

2020 Week 14 QB Review: Jalen Hurts' Eagles debut, Drew Lock running out of time in Denver and more

From Jalen Hurts' promising start to Drew Lock's future in Denver to Big Ben's struggles in Pittsburgh, here are Steve Palazzolo's QB takeaways from Week 14 of the 2020 NFL season.

by Steve Palazzolo 1 year ago

NFL Week 14 PFF ReFocused: Kansas City Chiefs 33, Miami Dolphins 27

Despite three interceptions from quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the Kansas City Chiefs eked out a win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 14 of the 2020 NFL season.

Bio

Steve joined PFF in 2011 and he has covered the NFL, the NFL draft and college football during that time. He is co-host of the PFF NFL Podcast and the PFF NFL Daily.

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