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Best of PFF.com: Five articles to read today

With Super Bowl LIV behind us, the offseason is officially in full swing for the league's 32 teams. We at PFF have been getting ahead of the curve with the launch of our 2020 Draft Guide and new Free Agency Rankings tool, and we'll continue to update you with everything you need to know via PFF.com. Here are five articles that you should read today.

[Editor's note: Available to all of PFF's EDGE and ELITE subscribers, PFF's Free Agent Rankings Page consists of three-year grades, PFF WAR and in-depth analysis for all of the top NFL free agents. Contract information from our friends at Over The Cap is also available. Subscribe today for access!]

 

How much does Tom Brady really have left?

Father Time eventually catches up with everybody, and Brady is 42 years old, but the fact that it is even a debate still shows how great a player he was and also how badly things have begun to erode around him in New England. His passing statistics were certainly ugly this past season, but his PFF grade wasn't nearly as bad. Read more…


Finding NFL comps for WR draft prospects through WR clustering

A common exercise during draft season is to find NFL comparisons for draft prospects. And while this might not always be useful in terms of setting realistic expectations, it can be helpful for wide receivers, as there are many different types when it comes to the position. Read more…


How the Minnesota Vikings should navigate the worst cap situation in the NFL

If you go take a look at the cap space available for every team at Over the Cap, it’s not a pretty picture for the Minnesota Vikings. They are over $10 million in the hole as it stands right now, and they have a large portion of their secondary ready to hit free agency (Anthony HarrisTrae WaynesMackensie Alexander and Jayron Kearse). This is a team that just went 10-6 and won a playoff game, so you have to imagine that they will be looking to compete again next season. The lack of resources at their disposal makes it significantly harder to retool and improve this offseason, however. Read more…


The Rams and Cardinals showed why NFL teams should never invest in running backs

Football “analytics” Twitter has united as of late to spark the ‘running backs don’t matter' debate once again with the news of both the Los Angeles Rams and Arizona Cardinals wanting to move on from their respective backfield starters, Todd Gurley and David Johnson — who are among the five highest-paid at the position in football. Read more…


Ranking the eight last-place NFL teams by their chances to go from worst to first

The margin between a successful and a disappointing season can be slim in the NFL. A major injury here, a few close losses there, and next thing you know, a team that had legitimate postseason aspirations at the beginning of the season is unraveling on its way to a last-place finish in the division. The beauty of a new season is that those hopes are renewed with a clean slate. Read more…


 

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