Now up on ESPN+, here's our BackCAST running back projections for the 2021 draft. As expected, Travis Etienne and Najee Harris are 1-2, but the rest of our rankings are very different from conventional wisdom. A full list of running back prospects...
by: mnoskowedj — Football Outsiders 15 Apr
For the first time in the history of Football Outsiders we will be hosting live NFL draft coverage for rounds 1-3 with a panel of draft prospect experts. Click for more information!
by: Aaron Schatz — Football Outsiders 15 Apr
Our own Mike Tanier wades into the Hall of Fame debate with this list of wide receivers he believes deserve consideration for the Hall of Fame.
by: Vincent Verhei — Football Outsiders 15 Apr
Our edge rusher projection system is surprisingly pessimistic about Miami's Gregory Rousseau. Instead, it's his teammate Jaelan Phillips who comes out as our top prospect.
... ikely to bust than the typical first-round prospect. Gregory Rousseau, Miami Hurricanes SackSEER Projection: 21.3 Sacks Through Fifth Season SackSEER Rating: 59.3% ...
by: Vincent Verhei — Football Outsiders 14 Apr
The Crimson Tide signal-caller won the Davey O'Brien and Johnny Unitas awards in 2020, leading the nation in completion percentage, passing yards, and efficiency rating as he guided his team to a national championship ... and if the 49ers take him...
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... 1 CBA era just does not exist. With that in mind, there should be no way the 49ers (or any other team) burn a top-five pick on Jones. Draft picks in that range ...
by: Vincent Verhei — Football Outsiders 13 Apr
Our projections for wide receivers in this year's draft must deal with a difficult question: how to account for a team's passing statistics when they have multiple draftable wideouts, such as Alabama's Jaylen Waddle and DeVonta Smith?
by: Aaron Schatz — Football Outsiders 12 Apr
Patriots slot receiver Julian Edelman retired today after a 12-year career that included a Super Bowl MVP award. No, he's not going down to play with Tom Brady in Tampa Bay; his knees are shot. So now we're going to have the Edelman Hall of Fame...
by: Bryan Knowles — Football Outsiders 12 Apr
Tired of Zach Wilson, Justin Fields, Trey Lance and Mac Jones? Our annual look back at past NFL drafts takes us back to 2015 and the great Jameis Winston versus Marcus Mariota debate.
... oint, those two seasons at least place him in the conversation. And then the Cardinals traded him for DeAndre Hopkins, and it's hard to get more value out of a pla ...
by: Aaron Schatz — Football Outsiders 11 Apr
Here's the ESPN+ version of this year's SackSEER projections, our system for projecting the top college edge rushers into the NFL, led by Jaelan Phillips of Miami and Jayson Oweh of Penn State. An expanded version of this will run later this week on...
by: Aaron Schatz — Football Outsiders 10 Apr
Here's the ESPN version of our Playmaker Score system for projecting wide receivers into the NFL. The short version: DeVonta Smith is a historically great prospect, but Ja'Marr Chase is pretty good too. An expanded version of this will run later...
by: Vincent Verhei — Football Outsiders 8 Apr
In an NFL season like no other, continuity along the offensive line practically vanished. The Philadelphia Eagles tied a record for futility, while Sean McVay and the Rams showed they could stay afloat no matter how turbulent the storm.
by: Vincent Verhei — Football Outsiders 7 Apr
The Tigers wideout opted out of the 2020 season, so you may have forgotten that the led the nation in receiving yards and touchdowns in 2019. Derrik Klassen shows why Chase's physical playing style is likely to make him the first receiver drafted in...
... hase (bottom) just does not allow cornerbacks to get "in phase" comfortably. Auburn's cornerback does fine to press Chase and turn to run with him. However, the ...
... rue X who can be left alone to one side of the formation, as he often was at LSU, Chase is at his best on slants, glances, hitches, and go balls. Anything th ...
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*IF* we believe that a player should make the Hall of Fame based solely on his work as a returner, then Patterson should go in before Hester. The question isn't how good Patterson is, the question is should a pure return man make the HOF. It's basically the Tasker debate.I just realized that Cordarrelle Patterson has made more All-Pro teams as a returner than Devin Hester did, *and* has a Super Bowl ring as a key contributor to the Patriots at multiple positions that year, *and* made an All-Decade team. That's lowkey a Hall of Fame career imo. https://t.co/vCoeLESZsRBeat Writer / Columnist
QBs least often knocked down on pass plays in 2020. -- Includes plays nullified by penalty -- Does not include scrambles/runs or strip sacks/sacked ob Murray 8.5% Rodgers 9.9% Mayfield 9.9% Carr 9.9% Tagovailoa 10.2% Rivers 10.6% Roethlisberger 10.9% Prescott 11.0%Beat Writer / Columnist
QBs most commonly knocked down on pass plays in 2020. -- Includes plays nullified by penalty -- Does not include scrambles/runs or strip sacks/sacked ob Wentz 23.0% Mullens 22.2% Jones 21.0% Cousins 21.0% Wilson 19.2% Foles 18.4% Burrow 17.9% Darnold 17.6%Beat Writer / Columnist
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