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2020 NFL Draft: Prospects PFF likes more than other scouts and media

The pre-draft landscape has been forever altered by the Combine. So, with the help of PFF's advanced database, top-150 big board and 2020 NFL Draft Guide, let's look at some of the prospects who we feel aren’t getting enough love by scouts and other media outlets. Read more…


What you need to know about the top 10 cornerbacks on PFF's 2020 NFL Draft Big Board

While in Indianapolis, I had a chance to catch up with nine of the top 10 cornerbacks on PFF's NFL Draft Big Board, and I couldn’t help but notice how much their personal traits told me about who they are and how they play the game. Read more…


Trust the tape on these prospects after less-than-stellar NFL Combine performances

Athleticism matters in the NFL. Colts GM Chris Ballard says that, defensively, his team looks for players who can make a mistake but still recover. That’s where things like size, length, and athleticism come into play. Some players simply don’t make those mistakes in the first place, however. These are the players who are already so skilled that we’re going to trust the tape after some less-than-stellar performances in Indy. Read more…


The 2020 NFL Draft's offensive tackle class can help bridge the athletic gap with edge defenders

When you just look at how players like Myles Garrett, Jadeveon Clowney, Khalil Mack and Chase Young are built, it’s hard to see how offensive linemen stand a chance. They look like they were put on this planet to blow by and through offensive tackles and politely introduce the opposing quarterback to the turf. They’re some of the freakiest athletes on the football field. This hit below by Clowney in the 2013 Outback Bowl is over seven years old at this point, but it still gets brought up when talking about the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Read more…


Strengths and weaknesses for every position group ahead of NFL free agency

Free agency has a direct impact on each team's draft strategy, and the best organizations assess both places when it comes to filling out the roster. Teams never want to go into the draft with needs to fill, so it's crucial for teams to round out the roster in March before they focus on finding the best and most valuable players in April's draft. Here's a look at each position group with a relative measure of strength in both free agency and the draft. Read more…

 

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