Despite the abundance of information that highlights the Jimmy Johnson Chart's flaws, it is still the most commonly used chart for evaluating draft trades. However, some smart NFL teams are starting to catch on.
After a flurry of both history-making and eye-raising selections from Thursday, April 29 to Saturday, May 1, 259 players were selected to join the NFL’s 32 franchises. With that, we give you our full 2021 NFL Draft recap, courtesy of the PFF analysis team.
The so-called "steals" and "reaches" often dominate the conversation about the NFL draft, and they often heavily influence draft grades. The question, of course, is how much stock should we put into these two words?
PFF's Andrew Erickson breaks down how the influx of 2021 NFL rookies will affect veteran players in fantasy football, from Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushing behind an improved offensive live to Baltimore QB Lamar Jackson utilizing two dynamic young pass-catchers.
The Pittsburgh Steelers selected running back Najee Harris in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft and neglected glaring deficiencies on their roster, putting them on a path toward a rebuild sooner rather than later.
PFF highlights 10 draft prospects who found the perfect home after the 2021 NFL Draft. Among them are Ja'Marr Chase, who will reunite with Joe Burrow in Cincinnati, and Alijah Vera-Tucker, who will step in to protect Zach Wilson in New York.
Yes, Jacksonville fans, QB Trevor Lawrence has finally arrived, with his arm, throwing ability ... and head of hair. And these football follicles of fortitude, which have sparked nicknames and tweets from The Hair itself, are now ready for prime time.
Julie Rhule will be happy with news out of Charlotte on Thursday. Rhule is married to Panthers head coach Matt Rhule and she texted her husband during the draft to push for the team to pick running back Chuba Hubbard in the fourth round. The Panthers did make that pick and now they’ve taken a […]
The Lions exercised their option on center Frank Ragnow‘s contract for the 2022 season ahead of the May 3 deadline to do so and now they’ve moved to make sure Ragnow will be around well beyond that point. According to multiple reports, Ragnow has agreed to a four-year extension with the team. That ties him […]
The Chargers had an obvious need at left tackle and filled it by selecting Northwestern’s Rashawn Slater in the first round. Slater said that he couldn’t have picked a better place for himself, particularly with a good young QB like Justin Herbert and several offensive weapons. Slater’s new head coach agrees about Slater’s fit for […]
By all appearances, the Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers have set up shop on the other side of a thick line in the sand, and no one is budging. Unless the two sides reach a compromise (if there was a compromise to be had, it arguably would have already happened), someone will have to blink. […]
Veteran safety Bobby McCain may be hitting the open market. PFT has learned, via a league source, that the Dolphins have informed McCain that he is being released. With that information out, there’s a chance that a team will make the Dolphins a trade offer that keeps McCain from becoming a free agent before the […]
The Colts are transitioning to a new starting quarterback for the third time in as many years, but General Manager Chris Ballard doesn’t think it will be a rocky one. During an appearance on Colin Cowherd’s podcast, Ballard said that the transition has been “pretty seamless” thus far because Carson Wentz played for head coach […]
Not needing a quarterback after drafting Joe Burrow at No. 1 overall last year, the Bengals had every player in the draft but tight end Kyle Pitts available to them at No. 5 overall last week. They chose LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase, reuniting him with Burrow after the pair won a national championship together. […]
Lions General Manager Brad Holmes says the status of running back Kerryon Johnson has not been determined. Despite a report that Johnson will be released, Holmes said this morning on PFT Live that Johnson’s status isn’t certain. Holmes described the situation with Johnson as “a work in progress.” Even if the Lions have decided that […]
The Packers only have two quarterbacks on their roster, so they were obviously going to add at least one before the start of training camp. But the Aaron Rodgers situation may have given them a sense of urgency. Given the expectation that Rodgers will not participate in Organized Team Activities, the Packers are looking to […]
The Chiefs added a veteran to their defense on Wednesday. Sam McDowell of the Kansas City Star reports that the team signed linebacker Kamalei Correa. Correa opened last season with the Titans and played in three games for them before being traded to the Jaguars. He started six games and recorded seven tackles before going […]
Tackle Alejandro Villanueva is making the move from the Steelers to the Ravens and that means a significant change in offensive philosophies. Villanueva said on Wednesday that learning his new playbook is a bigger challenge than switching from left to right tackle, but it is one he is embracing. That embrace is because of how […]
In the days and weeks before Drew Brees announced his retirement in March, on the 15th anniversary of signing with the Saints, there was a vague sense that Brees was considering returning. The speculation, fueled by a video of Brees shoving a sled aggressively — with narration from a trainer who said, “Something must be […]
Free agent cornerback Richard Sherman does not know where he’ll be playing in 2021, but he’d be open to a return with either of his former teams. Sherman, who played for the Seahawks from 2011 to 2017, said there’s no bad blood with anyone in Seattle and that he’d like to make another run there. […]
The Jacksonville Jaguars have fired four members of their scouting staff, according to multiple reports. Director of Pro Personnel Chris Driggers, Assistant Director of Player Personnel Andy Dengler, Director of College Scouting Mark Ellenz and Assistant Director of College Scouting Paul Roell were let go by the team on Monday following the conclusion of the […]
The Arizona Cardinals announced the creation of the Adele Harris Scholarship on Wednesday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Harris’ hiring by the franchise as the NFL’s first Black female front office employee. Harris was hired by the Cardinals in 1971 when the franchise was in St. Louis as an assistant in the public relations […]
The NFL has hired another former political operative to help shape, preserve, and promote the league’s image. Katie Hill, who served as Barack Obama’s Communications Director in the four years since his presidency ended, became the NFL’s senior V.P. of communications on May 3. “As Senior Vice President, Hill will be responsible for leading the […]
Former Packers fullback John Kuhn spent nine years as a teammate of quarterback Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay. He knows Rodgers well and those inside the Packers front office whom Rodgers is current beefing with. In an interview with Zach Gelb of CBS Sports Radio, Kuhn said that he’s spoken with Rodgers recently and that […]
Mike McCarthy had his share of drama with Aaron Rodgers during their 13 years together in Green Bay. McCarthy now is head coach in Dallas. Rodgers remains the Packers quarterback, but for how much longer? Rodgers and the Packers are in a standoff. Initial news of the rift came on the opening day of the […]
Frank Gore didn’t make the 49ers’ first-round selection. But the team’s former running back did validate what the brain trust thought of Trey Lance before the 49ers selected the North Dakota State quarterback third overall. 49ers CEO Jed York sought input from Gore in the days leading up to the draft. “I know Frank trains […]
The Packers reportedly believe that the 49ers and Broncos may have tampered with quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The Packers reportedly won’t be doing anything about it. Maybe they should. There’s one important reason for considering filing tampering charges against the 49ers or the Broncos. Even if the teams have covered their tracks and/or even if the […]