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PFF 2020 Post-Combine Mock Draft: Redskins go with Tua Tagovailoa

The NFL Combine, for as much hate as it gets, has value. Getting historical athletic profiles is a valuable exercise that can help identify outliers and risky prospects. No one is doomed to being a bust just because he ran a slower 40 than expected, but the draft is an exercise in risk assessment. Minimizing that risk should be paramount. With that being said, here’s how I see things shaking out after all the performances in Indy. Read more…


2020 NFL Draft: Player comps for PFF's top wide receivers and tight ends

With all the various body types and athletic profiles that can succeed at wideout and tight end in the NFL, knowing how a guy should be deployed is crucial to his fit and success at the next level. Read more…


Stock up, stock down for prospects after the NFL Scouting Combine

Using PFF's advanced databasetop-150 big board and 2020 NFL Draft Guide, let's look at some of the prospects who have impacted their draft stock the most with Combine performances. Read more…


Revisiting the loser's curse: The surplus value of draft picks

Most of the draft analysis around the NFL focuses on understanding the draft from a micro perspective, i.e., which college prospects are the best, and how do we find out who is the best? While this is, of course, a crucial part of April's proceedings, an underappreciated part of the draft is the ability to understand it from a macro perspective, or, in other words, the ability to manage the draft as best as possible without knowing for sure about the future careers of NFL draft prospects. Read more…


Betting market landing spots for Tom Brady and Philip Rivers

For the first time in the New England Patriots' dynasty, questions have started to circulate around their starting quarterback in 2020. Further speculation only intensified this weekend with Tom Brady seemingly mouthing “he's not” when his top receiver suggested that the long-time signal-caller would be returning to New England next season. Read more…


 

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