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Best of PFF.com: Five articles to read today

Sep 15, 2018; Oxford, MS, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) runs the ball against the Mississippi Rebels during the first quarter at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

Examining Tua Tagovailoa's top-end potential

Tua Tagovailoa looked like a natural from the first time he stepped onto the collegiate field in mop-up duty in 2017. There was something about his feel for the passing game that suggested something special might be on the horizon. The Alabama passing offense took on a new feel and a quicker pace, even with a true freshman at the helm. Read more…


Investigating historical draft success at offensive positions

We've seen that we often tend to overestimate the ability to pick the best players in the draft, and as a consequence, the draft success curve is relatively flat and comes with much uncertainty. In this article, we want to investigate how well teams have fared assessing future NFL careers at different positions playing different facets. Read more…


Investigating historical draft success at defensive positions

This article is a continuation of yesterday's study about historical draft success at different positions, with this piece focusing on the defensive side of the ball. Our methodology is relatively simple, as we are just investigating the relationship between draft position and career performance as measured by the posterior mean of PFF grades. Read more…


PFF's All-Combine Team of the 2010s

The NFL Scouting Combine kicks off next week, so in honor of the game's ‘Underwear Olympics,” we're looking at the most impressive performances from each position over the past decade. Name recognition has no bearing here. This is simply who put up the best numbers across the board with deference to those who participated in more drills. Read more…


Top returning players in every college football conference

Now that we know the underclassmen who have declared for the 2020 NFL Draft, we can now give you the top 10 returning players in every conference in college football. We will be publishing each conference throughout the upcoming week. Rankings for each conference can be found below, and each has a link to the write-ups for a more in-depth look at every top-10 player. Read more…


 

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