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The most overrated, underrated 2020 NFL free agents at every position

NFL free agency is consumerism at its best, and as with all such enterprises, shopping around is critical because the best value comes not from being first, or spending the most money, but from finding the best player at the lowest price. With that in mind, PFF looks at each position and highlights the most overrated and underrated players heading into 2020 free agency. All stats are from PFF, which grades every player in every game. Read more…


Fixing the 10 worst offensive lines in the NFL

The theory is that the best offensive lines don’t necessarily move the needle, but the worst ones can curb offensive production. Ranking toward the middle class at least gives the playmakers a chance to succeed. With all that said, PFF ranked every offensive line last season, and we’ve come up with solutions for each unit to move toward the middle in 2020. Here’s a fix for the bottom 10 offensive lines in the NFL in 2019, starting with the worst. Read more…


2020 NFL Draft: Derrick Brown's red flags are hard to ignore

So you just drafted Auburn defensive tackle, Derrick Brown. Congratulations! You've got a fantastic all-around defensive tackle. That could mean a lot of different things at the next level. But with Brown, it's important to set expectations of exactly what you'll be getting in the NFL. While he's universally placed in the “can't miss” tier of prospects in this draft class, that doesn't mean Brown is going to have an Aaron Donald-like (or even Chris Jones-like) impact anytime soon. While a number of reasons point to Brown having a high floor in the NFL, there's also plenty of reason to be skeptical about whether he can ever reach the elite tier of defensive tackles. Read more…



Why you should never hand out big-money contracts to running backs

PFF and the rest of the analytics community have already done plenty of work evaluating the importance and impact of running backs on today’s NFL, and even before that, there was plenty of talk about the devaluing of the position. But where do things stand now as we look ahead to free agency? Read more…


Jameis Winston is a better fit for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers than Teddy Bridgewater

There hasn’t been a bigger roller coaster of a season than the ride Jameis Winston took us on in 2019. PFF predicted he would lead the league in passing yards (as he did), but we certainly didn’t expect him to eclipse 30 interceptions on the year or throw more pick-sixes (seven) than the following quarterbacks threw interceptions: Lamar Jackson, Ryan TannehillPatrick MahomesRussell Wilson and Kirk Cousins. Read more…


 

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