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PFF's 2021 NFL Draft Guide is LIVE!

PFF's 2021 NFL Draft Guide is live and available to all EDGE and ELITE subscribers. This version includes 300 player profiles loaded with PFF-exclusive advanced stats, player grades and expert analysis. Read more…


2021 NFL Draft: Fantasy Football Rookie Scouting Report – 75 Player Profiles

Welcome to the 2021 Fantasy Football Rookie Scouting Report! This colossal resource was compiled by the intrepid fantasy football minds at PFF to offer essential fantasy insight and analysis into the 2021 NFL rookie class. We've profiled — and ranked — the top-75 (or so) fantasy names in this year's class, focusing on metrics that have proven to be predictive for fantasy purposes, including dominator ratingbreakout agetarget shareair yards shareyards after the catchquarterback rushing and receiver slot splits. Each profile is broken down into five categories: overview, measurables, workout metrics, fantasy outlook and player statistics. Read more…


Three-Round 2021 NFL Mock Draft: NFC South

The NFC South has produced some of the NFL's top teams over the past decade, from the 2015 Panthers to the 2016 Falcons to the 2017-2020 Saints to the 2020 Buccaneers, but some of those franchises have fallen on hard times recently. The Falcons are looking to either rebuild or go on one last run with Matt Ryan at quarterback, while the Panthers are certainly in rebuild mode. The Saints are starting fresh after almost two decades of Drew Brees but still have a veteran cast of elite characters. The Buccaneers are Super Bowl champs and barely have any holes to fill. Read more…


2021 NFL Draft LB Superlatives: Best blitzer, most versatile, best tackler and more

Of all the superlative breakdowns, this one very well may be the most boring. There is one linebacker in this class who does a lot of things at an elite level, and it’s why he’s far and away tops on the PFF 2021 NFL Draft Big Board. Behind him, there are a number of unique skill sets in the class, as it’s one of the deeper linebacker classes in recent memory. Read more…


2021 NFL Draft: Potential landing spots for Justin Fields, and why a draft-day slide could spark an OROY season from the Ohio State QB

Justin Fields is one of the most talked-about prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft, in part because the hype surrounding Mac Jones and his reported rise up draft boards comes with a corresponding slide in hype for the Ohio State product. Almost every year, there is one quarterback who gets picked apart and questioned for no good reason. This year, Justin Fields seems to be that quarterback. Read more…


 

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2021 NFL Mock Draft: New England Patriots trade up for QB Mac Jones, Cincinnati Bengals take WR Ja'Marr Chase

A few weeks removed from a few blockbuster trades involving first-round draft picks, we have now all grown comfortable with the world where the San Francisco 49ers and Kyle Shanahan own the No. 3 overall selection — the first spot in the 2021 NFL Draft where some uncertainty exists. We assume those first two picks are largely set in stone and that the real chaos unfolds from that point onward. So let’s put together a potential scenario in the form of my first 2021 NFL mock draft. Read more…


2021 NFL Draft: PFF's Top 300 Big Board

The 2020 college football season is not one that will soon be forgotten. In fact, it will easily go down as one of the most unusual on record. But now it’s NFL draft season. With the 2021 NFL Scouting Combine and pro days once again threatened, there will be more uncertainty than any recent year. Let’s let the tape remain king as we unveil PFF’s initial postseason top 300. Read more…


The PFF 101: Highlighting the top 101 players from the 2020 NFL season

Super Bowl 55 brought a close to the 2020 season, and before we move on to the excitement of free agency and the NFL draft, it's time to reflect for a moment on some of the best individual performances of the season. The PFF Top 101 represents the top 101 individual performances this season, regardless of position, and credits the best players of the season that was. Read more…


NFL Awards 2020: PFF's picks for NFL MVP, offensive and defensive players of the year, top rookies and more

The 2020 NFL season is working its way closer to Tampa and Super Bowl LV, but as the rest of the league turns its attention to the offseason, there is just enough time left to take stock of the regular season that was and hand out some PFF awards. PFF’s awards, like the NFL’s, are regular-season awards only. Nothing that happens in the playoffs can change the dynamic for the following accolades,  which compare — as much as possible — the level playing field of 16 regular-season games for everybody. Read more…


 

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