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.
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.
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.
Starting safety Bobby McCain, who was a captain for the Dolphins last season, has been released, the team announced Thursday. The Dolphins later agreed to a contract with former Patriots cornerback Jason McCourty.
The Denver Broncos and tackle Ja'Wuan James have become the focal points in the growing acrimony between the NFL and the NFL Players Association over attendance of players at voluntary offseason workouts.
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.
Jeff Driskel traveled to Texas on Thursday night for a visit with the Cowboys on Friday, Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News reports. Gehlken adds that there is “a good chance Driskel signs [and] becomes [the] favorite to serve as Dak Prescott‘s primary backup in 2021.” The Cowboys have Garrett Gilbert, Ben DiNucci and […]
The Bengals will hold their rookie minicamp next weekend. Despite signing South Carolina quarterback Collin Hill as an undrafted free agent, the Bengals invited Eric Dungey to participate. Dungey has accepted the tryout invite, announcing on social media he will not play in The Spring League as scheduled. Dungey will get a chance to throw […]
Brett Favre quickly escaped a major P.R. mess (and potential legal entanglement) last year by promising to repay $1.1 million in Mississippi welfare funds for work he reportedly never performed. The story died when Favre paid back $500,000 of the money, with a vow to reimburse the rest. According to Anna Wolfe of Mississippi Today, Favre […]
Sam Ehlinger was in Indianapolis on Thursday when he found out about the death of his younger brother, Jake. The Colts selected Sam Ehlinger in the sixth round Saturday. The Colts took care of Ehlinger’s travel accommodations back to Austin to get him home as soon as possible. “There are no magic words in these […]
Bobby McCain didn’t need long to find a market. The safety, released by the Dolphins on Thursday, has a visit scheduled with the Washington Football Team on Monday, a source tells PFT. Cutting McCain saved the Dolphins $5.65 million in cap space while leaving $1.48 million in dead money. Miami made McCain a 2015 fifth-round […]
The NFL seized on the injury suffered by Broncos tackle Ja'Wuan James to explain to players (via a memo to all teams, telling the teams something they’ve known for decades) that injuries suffered away from the facility, even while working out for football reasons, can jeopardize a player’s salary, along with other benefits. On Thursday, […]
Jason McCourty will reunite with Brian Flores in Miami. McCourty, the veteran cornerback who previously played for Flores in New England, is signing with the Dolphins, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. Although he said at the start of free agency that he was excited about signing somewhere, there hasn’t been a lot of […]
Packers offensive tackle Yosh Nijman signed his exclusive rights free agent tender, Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports. Nijman will get a shot to replace starter David Bakhtiari if Bakhtiari isn’t ready for the season opener. Bakhtiari is rehabbing a knee injury that landed him on injured reserve late last season. Nijman, 25, appeared in all […]
The Patriots have signed their first undrafted free agent of the offseason. An announcement on Thursday gave word that they have added former Michigan kicker Quinn Nordin to the active roster. Nordin gained attention as a recruit when Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh slept over at his house as part of the effort to get […]
Texas linebacker Jake Ehlinger, the younger brother of Colts quarterback Sam Ehlinger, was found dead today in Austin. Police said they found Ehlinger when responding to a call today at 12:18 p.m., according to the Austin American-Statesman. His death is not considered suspicious. An excellent student, Jake Ehlinger considered playing Ivy League football but decided […]
The Texans have signed more free agents than any other team, but they’e still combing through players on the open market as they look to set up their roster for the 2021 season. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that linebacker Neville Hewitt is visiting with the team on Thursday. Hewitt led the Jets with 134 […]
The Cowboys waived four players on Wednesday and three of them found new homes on Wednesday. Cornerback Kemon Hall was part of that trio. He was claimed off of waivers by the Chargers. Linebacker Ladarius Hamilton landed with the Buccaneers and cornerback Saivion Smith was claimed by the Seahawks. Defensive tackle Walter Palmore is the […]
The Buccaneers continue to add to their roster. Specifically, they have added depth to their linebacker corps the past two days. The Bucs claimed Joe Jones off waivers from the Broncos on Wednesday, and a day later, they have claimed Ladarius Hamilton off waivers from the Cowboys. Dallas cut Hamilton on Wednesday after drafting linebacker […]
Cornerback Saivion Smith‘s time with the Cowboys came to an end on Wednesday, but he didn’t have a long wait to find a new team. The Seahawks claimed Smith off of waivers on Thursday. Smith split his time in college between LSU and Alabama before going undrafted in 2019. Stints with the Jaguars and in […]
The Raiders signed free agent Marquel Harrell, the team announced Thursday. The offensive guard originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2020. He signed with the Bills a year ago. Harrell spent the 2020 virtual offseason with the Bills but did not make the roster. He signed to their practice squad in […]
The Washington Football Team announced Thursday it will welcome back fans to FedExField for the 2021 season at full capacity. The team had only a total of 3,000 fans attend its home games in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. Washington will continue to deploy safety and public health measures at FedExField. “As we have always […]
Charles Leno may not be out of work for long. Leno, the left tackle who was released by the Bears this week, will visit the Washington Football Team on Monday, according to multiple reports. Washington has made improving the offensive line a priority this offseason, trading for starting guard Ereck Flowers and selecting tackle Samuel […]
Word on Wednesday was that the Lions would be waiving running back Kerryon Johnson, but General Manager Brad Holmes said on PFT Live Thursday morning that his status remained “a work in progress.” Johnson’s status has now been finalized. The Lions announced that they have indeed waived the 2018 second-round pick. Johnson was limited to […]
The Lions are making some changes on their scouting staff. Ron Miles, who was the team’s college scouting coordinator, has been let go, as have two area scouts, according to Justin Rogers of the Detroit News. Albert Breer of SI.com previously reported that the Lions plan to hire Mike Martin from the Panthers’ scouting department. […]
The Colts announced the signing of five draft picks on Thursday and they also announced the addition of five undrafted rookies. First-round defensive end Kwity Paye was one of the five picks who signed and one of his former teammates from Michigan is going to be joining him in Indianapolis. Wide receiver Tarik Black was […]