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The PFF Analytics Mock Draft 1.0

This is the mock that your general manager told you not to worry about because there is no way that your GM will pass up the generational run-stuffing interior lineman that you so desperately need in order to go from five wins to the Super Bowl. If you're looking for a running back in the first round, you might as well just exit right now, and while one of us was a run-blocking tight end in college, our ilk will be greatly disappointed in us if they wanted to see the next Kyle Brady on this list. Read more…



Is Taysom Hill a starting NFL quarterback? What we know from 15 career passes

Is Hill, a restricted free agent, worth pursuing this offseason? Payton obviously sees Hill in practice and during meetings and in multiple settings the rest of us simply aren't given access to, so to a certain degree, we need to acknowledge that he is working with more information on the subject than we are. But it's still worth looking at the 29-year-old's tape to see if there are signs of the potential in which Payton has so much confidence. Read more…



Building an NFL receiving corps with 2020 NFL Draft class' top prospects

The best receiving groups in the NFL contain individual players who possess a variety of skills. However, by design, these individuals will be asked to perform in a specifically defined role that is tailored to their unique talents and body types. Here, we create four different NFL receiving corps using the historically great talent available in the 2020 NFL Draft class. Read more…



Top 10 franchise builders available in free agency and the 2020 NFL Draft

As proven by the excellent work done by PFF’s Research and Development team, the most valuable position on the field is far and away quarterback, with wide receivers, defensive backs and tight ends following behind. Based on that, who exactly are the best players available this offseason via free agency and the draft who a team should want to start a franchise with? We can answer that. Taking into account positional value as well as age, we present the top 10 free agents and draft prospects available who are the best choices to start a franchise with. Read more…



Pittsburgh Steelers would be wise to move on from Bud Dupree

When you stick with a player through the rough stretches of their career, it’s only natural that you want to reap the benefits once they start to turn things around. By all accounts, that is what Bud Dupree did last season while playing on his fifth-year option. Dupree earned career-high marks in overall grade (77.7), total pressures (51), sacks (13 by PFF’s count) and forced fumbles (4). His 75.0 run-defense grade was a top-20 mark at the position, flashing on the tape with impressive plays on the backfield. In nearly every aspect of his play, it was a career year for Dupree. Read more…




 

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