Lead draft analyst Mike Renner takes his first swing at the 2022 NFL Draft, sending Oklahoma QB Spencer to the Houston Texans at No. 1 overall and Liberty QB Malik Willis to the New York Giants at No. 11. North Carolina's Sam Howell goes No. 2 to the Detroit Lions.
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.
Caught between the league and the union regarding the question of whether players will show up for voluntary offseason workouts are rookies, draft picks and undrafted free agents who would particularly benefit from the extra work. On Monday, the NFL Players Association made the case to the rookies and their agents to skip voluntary workouts, […]
After the 2020 season, it was clear quarterback Carson Wentz needed a fresh start. He got one when Indianapolis agreed to trade for him in February, reuniting him with his former offensive coordinator, Colts head coach Frank Reich. That Wentz was even available would have likely been a shock a year ago at this time, […]
It’s still unknown what Aaron Rodgers wants from the Packers because he still hasn’t said what he wants publicly. Indeed, he hasn’t said anything about the current situation publicly. There’s nevertheless reason to believe that Rodgers — who is sufficiently brilliant to be presumed to have a plan — has been using other ways to […]
Word of center Frank Ragnow‘s contract extension surfaced on Thursday and the Lions made it official on Friday. Ragnow signed a four-year extension that will kick in after the 2022 season and keep him tied to the Lions through 2026. Ragnow is the second 2018 first-round pick to sign an extension — Raiders tackle Kolton […]
Ben Dreith, a referee who spent decades as a pro football official and is best remembered for one colorful call on the microphone, has died at the age of 96. In a 1986 game when the Jets were roughing up Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, Dreith famously announced a penalty by saying, “There’s a personal foul, […]
The Panthers had the option of selecting quarterbacks Justin Fields and Mac Jones at No. 8 overall last week, but elected to go with cornerback Jaycee Horn. As head coach Matt Rhule explained it, the club felt like it was better sticking with quarterback Sam Darnold and drafting a piece for the secondary rather than […]
Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf will run the 100-meter dash on Sunday at the USATF Golden Games and Distance Open, a track meet that can earn qualification for the U.S. Olympic Trials. Seeing an NFL player running a timed race in the offseason is unusual, but it didn’t used to be. In the 1980s and […]
Many of the offseason events that were cancelled last season because of the COVID-19 pandemic are expected to be back this year and in-person rookie minicamps are on that list. Three teams will be welcoming draft picks, undrafted free agent signings, and tryout players to their facilities this weekend. The Colts, Jets, and Raiders will […]
The Eagles have elected to go all-in with quarterback Jalen Hurts for 2021. Trading out of No. 6 overall in late March made that decision clear, though the club did jump back into the top 10 last week to select wide receiver Devonta Smith. Hurts started just four games as a rookie, which means the […]
The Seahawks had a formidable one-two punch at wide receiver in 2020. D.K. Metcalf set a franchise record with 1,303 receiving yards, Tyler Lockett set a franchise record with 100 catches, and both players caught 10 touchdown passes from Russell Wilson. Having those two players on hand didn’t stop the team from looking for more […]
Defensive lineman Deatrich Wise spent his first four seasons as a regular in the Patriots lineup before hitting free agency earlier this year and his time on the open market wound up sending him back to New England. Wise signed a four-year deal to stay in New England and said on Thursday that the atmosphere […]
Lions cornerback Jeff Okudah‘s rookie season didn’t play out as planned. Okudah had season-ending surgery to repair a groin injury in December and he struggled to play up to the expectations that came with being the third overall pick before the surgery. Okudah says that he’s “feeling great” after the operation and that he feels […]
The NFL and the NFL Players Association continue to be at odds regarding player participation in the voluntary portion of the offseason program. The potential stakes of the fight became clear earlier this week, when Broncos tackle Ja’Wuan James tore an Achilles tendon while working out away from the team’s facility — and when the […]
Former Alabama linebacker Dylan Moses signed with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent this week, and Nick Saban thinks the Jaguars got themselves a great player. In fact, Saban compared Moses to Drew Brees. Saban was with the Dolphins when they passed on Brees in free agency because Brees was coming off a shoulder […]
San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York was a witness to the chaos that occurred between former head coach Jim Harbaugh and G.M. Trent Baalke prior to Harbaugh’s departure from the franchise following the 2014 season. With that experience as a background, York is extremely content to see how current head coach Kyle Shanahan and G.M. […]
Despite getting looks at safety during practices at the Senior Bowl, defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio says third round pick Benjamin St-Juste will be a cornerback for the Washington Football Team. “He’s got exceptional quickness. He had a 6.6 3-cone [drill], which is unheard of,” Del Rio said, via Zach Selby of the team’s website. […]
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 […]