Justin Herbert’s rapid rise reminds us that evaluating QB prospects is absolutely futile

If I were to put together a list of the quarterbacks I’d most like to build around, Justin Herbert might crack the top-five. I’m saying that now, but four months ago, I thought the guy was legitimately bad at football. My point is, I’m an idiot. But I’m not alone. When it comes to evaluating […]

Chargers rookie QB Justin Herbert is beating defenses at a historic rate

When I studied Justin Herbert’s Oregon tape, I wasn’t convinced that Herbert would be an NFL quarterback right away, never mind being a top-tier quarterback in the NFL. I thought it would take at least a couple years for him to figure it out at the next level. When I compiled my list of “boom-or-bust” […]

K.J. Hamler is the Discount Henry Ruggs

The Broncos are all in on second-year quarterback Drew Lock. Denver’s front office has revamped their offense this offseason with the acquisition of Melvin Gordon in free agency and the selection of Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy with the 15th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Lock is also surrounded by receiver Courtland Sutton, tight end Noah Fant, and running back Phillip Lindsay. Jeudy’s […]

Coachspeak: White on Boston College’s Dillon

GREEN BAY, Wis. – A few numbers about A.J. Dillon stick out like the sore thumb (and sore abdominals and sore shoulders and, well, sore everything) he inflicted on opponents during three hard-charging seasons at Boston College. From 2017 through 2019, he topped 1,100-plus rushing yards in each season. In 2019, he recorded career highs […]

What the data tells us about Troy Dye, the Vikings’ latest Day Three linebacker

The Vikings have drafted at least one linebacker on Day Three of the draft every year since 2009, accumulating 15 last-day picks at the position in those 12 years. Primarily, these players serve special teams roles, but often contribute from scrimmage, with Jasper Brinkley, Gerald Hodges, Audie Cole and Ben Gedeon all earning significant playing […]

Green Bay Packers: AJ Dillon will Push for RB2 Snaps Right Away

One of a few surprises in this year’s NFL Draft for Green Bay Packers’ fans was when General Manager Brian Gutekunst decided to select running back A.J. Dillon early on with the 62nd pick. With Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams both in the final year of their rookie contracts, drafting a running back should have absolutely been […]

SIS R&D Associate John Shirley Radio Interview on 105.7 The Fan

Click here to listen to the whole interview on the Green Bay Packers 2020 NFL Draft class.

How Seahawks DE Darrell Taylor Stacked Up Against Best Pass Rushers in 2019

The Seahawks’ biggest need of the offseason was obvious: rushing the passer. Finding effective quarterback hunters was the absolute necessity. This was true even before the Jadeveon Clowney free agency saga, which remains without a conclusion. Simply put, the Seahawks have to be better at affecting quarterbacks in 2020 and second-round draft pick Darrell Taylor […]

Seven NFL Rookies Who Can Break Out Right Away

While every front office is excited about its new players added early in the draft, some will be expected to step in and produce right away. Here are seven who are ready to make an impact. We tend to grade draft classes inconsistently, putting a lot of weight on a team that may have selected a superstar […]

The top 50 players in the 2020 NFL draft class

With the 2020 NFL Draft kicking off Thursday, Touchdown Wire’s Doug Farrar and Mark Schofield collaborated to create overall reports on the 50 players they believe are the best in this draft class. Here’s a look at how the top of the crop stack up, beginning with No. 50. 50. Jordan Love, QB, Utah State […]

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