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2020 NFL Free Agency: Predicting landing spots for every PFF top-50 free agent

The rumor mill is churning as the NFL Scouting Combine approaches, and it’s starting to get clearer as to which free agents will re-sign as well as those who will leave and their likely landing spot(s). PFF recently debuted our free agency rankings page, featuring advanced analysis, PFF grades, wins above replacement (WAR), contract projections, team needs and much more. Using that one-of-a-kind database that includes data used by every single NFL team, we predict where every single free agent in PFF’s top 50 rankings lands this offseason: Read more…


Five young NFL players who need a career year in 2020

These five players all gave reason to be believed in at one point or another, but now their careers are trending downwards. It doesn’t mean they can’t restore that belief, but their play needs to improve and improve quickly in order to do so. Read more…


Every NFL team’s most improved player in 2019

Poor starts to a young player's career or a cold stretches from an otherwise reliable veteran don't necessarily signal the beginning of the end. Players can always improve from year to year, and these 32 players — one for each team — improved the most from 2018 to 2019. Read more…


Projecting NFL comps for Clemson LB Isaiah Simmons

One player who has this math nerd intrigued is Clemson linebacker/edge player/safety/slot corner/do positions even matter? Isaiah Simmons. As we've alluded to, Simmons played over 100 snaps in four different position designations for us, despite being a Calvin Johnson-sized 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds. In a league where more and more defensive backs are playing more and more downs (except in Seattle), Simmons' ability to smoothly transition from a safety-like role in college to a linebacker in the NFL should have substantial appeal. Read more…


Signature Stat Spotlight: Offensive Line

Hurries, hits and sacks allowed all come into play for offensive linemen, as does PFF’s pass-blocking efficiency metrics, which measures pressures allowed on a per-snap basis with weighting toward sacks allowed. The formula: 1 – (Sacks + Hits) / (2) + (Hurries) / (2) / (Total Pass-Block Snaps) * 100. All of which can be found in Premium Stats 2.0, which is made available to PFF's ELITE subscribers. Read more…


 

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[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!]

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