PFF's Brad Spielberger explains why NFL teams should look past the 2021 NFL season after the first two rounds of the draft and breaks down which teams have specific future needs to address in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Trading away draft picks to move up and select a quarterback who won't start right away is not always a popular decision, but the Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots and the Washington Football team should at least consider it for a talent like Mac Jones or Justin Fields.
PFF’s comprehensive ranking of the top 75 (or so) rookies for 2021 fantasy football heading into the 2021 NFL Draft, including profiles of every player with a focus on predictive metrics and short- and long-term fantasy outlook.
It would cost a treasure trove of draft picks for the Chicago Bears to trade up in the 2021 NFL Draft and select Ohio State QB Justin Fields, but it would be worth every single one of those picks in the long run.
PFF's Timo Riske takes to the consensus big boards to see if they hold any predictive power over the NFL draft. The results are positive for the incoming offensive tackle and wide receiver class, two of the strongest position groups in the 2021 NFL Draft.
NFL draft season always comes with its share of outlandish takes, with this year's iteration notably questioning Trey Lance's NFL readiness, DeVonta Smith's size and Kyle Pitts' blocking ability. And like most hot takes, these are completely debunked by the PFF data.
An NFL memo to all teams, obtained by ESPN, states "any staffer that refuses to be vaccinated without either a religious or medical reason ... may not work directly or in close proximity with players."
Washington has signed tight end Sammis Reyes to a deal. The former Tulane college basketball player hopes to make Washington's team as a tight end after participating in the International Pathway Program.
Broncos, Seahawks, Bucs and Lions players will not formally report to their respective team facilities next week to begin voluntary offseason workouts, they said in statements released by the NFL Players Association.
Houston attorney Tony Buzbee said in a statement Tuesday night that his law firm will amend all of the lawsuits filed against Deshaun Watson to disclose the names of the plaintiffs, "even those not currently subject to any court order."
Between lingering injuries, COVID-19 concerns and an uncertain season, several college football players opted out of the 2020 season. So, how will their decisions affect their NFL draft status? It's across the board.
An ESPN examination of the lawsuits filed against Watson and interviews with six others who massaged him reveal a complex portrait of a man and two groups of women -- one that says he is a menacing sexual predator, another that says he is misunderstood.
On Tuesday, lawyer Rusty Hardin said that one of the 22 civil lawsuits against Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has been dismissed. Hardin didn’t say whether the case was dismissed without quid pro quo or whether it was settled. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the case was not settled. It’s still unknown why […]
Images of new Bengals uniforms appeared on the internet in early March and we’ll know if they were authentic early next week. The Bengals announced early this year that they would be getting a new look for the 2021 season and the team announced that they will officially unveil the uniforms that Joe Burrow and […]
Add another team to the list. The Lions players announced in a statement released by the NFLPA on Wednesday morning that they will not participate in voluntary in-person offseason workouts at the team facility. The Broncos, Seahawks, and Buccaneers players made similar announcements on Tuesday. “With the voluntary workout period starting shortly and no acceptable […]
The NFL Players Association wants the rank and file to choose to not show up for offseason workouts. The NFL apparently wants to see them try. The league, we’re told, sees this as a potential win, a reminder that collective action for this specific unionized work force doesn’t work. The last time the NFLPA attempted […]
NFL Draft prospects were in Indianapolis last week for medical evaluations and the reigning Heisman Trophy winner reportedly got good news. Former Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith dislocated and tore ligaments in his finger during the team’s win over Ohio State in the national title game. The injury kept him from participating in football work […]
Back in January, it was reported that Eli Manning had met with Giants co-owner John Mara about a potential ambassador role within the organization. Those plans have apparently gone forward. But at this point, Manning’s exact duties are not set in stone. “We’re figuring that out,” Manning told Zack Rosenblatt of NJ Advance Media. “The […]
Linebacker Jabril Cox will squeeze in a Pro Day workout a few days before the draft gets underway on April 29. Cox did not work out with the rest of LSU’s draft prospects in March because of a hamstring injury. His agent Andy Ross announced on Wednesday that he will hold his own Pro Day […]
Free agency has been quiet for pass rusher Aldon Smith, but he is taking a visit today. The Seahawks are hosting Smith for a visit, according to NFL Network. Smith has undeniable talent and was among the best pass rushers in the NFL in his first two seasons in the league. But that was way […]
Defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins has dealt with several injuries over the course of his five-year career. But after signing a two-year, $17 million deal with the Jets in free agency, he’s expecting to put all those concerns behind him. “I’m 100 percent healthy,” Rankins said Tuesday, via Brian Costello of the New York Post. “I […]
The Panthers had head coach Matt Rhule and General Manager Scott Fitterer at former Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields‘ first Pro Day workout in March, but their quarterback situation changed since that workout. Carolina acquired Sam Darnold in a trade with the Jets last week and Rhule said this week that the move gives them […]
The Bills spent some time with a potential addition to their secondary on Tuesday. Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that cornerback T.J. Carrie met with the team. Carrie met with the Saints earlier this offseason as well. Carrie spent last season with the Colts and started two of the 15 regular season games he played […]
The effort to force all persons suing Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson to attach their names to their complaints apparently has achieved the intended goal, as to one of the 22 plaintiffs. Lawyer Rusty Hardin says that one of the plaintiffs has dismissed her case. “We believe we have names for 20 of the 22 lawsuits,” […]
It’s one thing for a hack like me to say it. It’s quite another for a former Packers player and incoming Pro Football Hall of Famer to say it. Appearing Monday with Zach Gelb of CBS Sports Radio, Charles Woodson acknowledged that things eventually could get “nasty” between quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. “I […]
Count free agent running back LeSean McCoy as one player who does not think Julian Edelman is heading to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Asked by Yahoo Sports if Edelman is a Hall of Famer, McCoy scoffed. “Hall of Famer? No, come on, man,” McCoy said. McCoy said Edelman’s strong postseason performances don’t change […]
The Minnesota Vikings are hiring Robert Steeples to serve as their new assistant special teams coach, . Steeples, who played briefly for the Vikings in 2013 on the very special teams unit he’ll help oversee, fills the vacancy created by Ryan Ficken’s promotion to the head special teams coordinator role. Ficken replaces Marwan Maalouf, who […]
After signing a new four-year contract extension with the Seahawks earlier this month, wide receiver Tyler Lockett hopes that will allow him to finish his career in Seattle. “I would love to finish my career as a Seattle Seahawk,” Lockett said on Tuesday. “That’s why I said it was an amazing feeling that they even […]
The NFL Players Association wants players to chose not to attend voluntary offseason workouts. Whether and to what extent this strategy works will hinge in large part on the agents who represent NFL players. Agents have a duty to each player to represent his best interests. And agents won’t care nearly as much about the […]
The market for veteran tailbacks isn’t what it used to be. Then again, it’s never really been all that great. The Cardinals gave running back James Conner a one-year, $1.75 million contract, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. The deal includes a $500,000 signing bonus, and the entirety of the deal is fully guaranteed. Presumably, […]
The Chiefs released a statement after former assistant coach Britt Reid, the son of head coach Andy Reid, was charged with driving while intoxicated Monday for a crash that seriously injured a 5-year-old Ariel Young. “The Kansas City Chiefs organization remains steadfast in our concern for all who have been impacted by this tragic accident,” […]
Rusty Hardin asked for it, and Rusty Hardin is getting it. After jostling for weeks to force the 22 women who sued Hardin’s client, Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson under a Jane Doe pseudonym to disclose their identities, Hardin will learn the names of all plaintiffs. Via Aaron Reiss of TheAthletic.com, attorney Tony Buzbee said Tuesday […]