How freshman Will Anderson is giving Alabama the pass rush spark it needs

The moment that Will Anderson stepped on campus in Tuscaloosa as a true freshman from Hampton, Ga., the buzz started. It got stronger and stronger, even without spring practice. By the time the season arrived, it wasn’t all that surprising that the 6-foot-4, 235-pounder had earned a starting role on the Alabama defense. You can […]

Here’s How Kirksey Could Change Defense

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Last season, Mike Pettine’s Green Bay Packers defense lined up with six-plus defensive backs on a league-high 52 percent of the snaps, according to Sports Info Solutions. With that, there are two questions worth considering with the 2020 season barely three weeks away. One, is that simply the way Pettine prefers […]

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 […]

The Biggest Holes Left On Contenders After The NFL Trade Deadline

The 2019 NFL trade deadline often has more bark than bite, with a lot of names swirling around for several weeks but only a few actually changing addresses. There has been a little more movement in recent seasons, but still fairly light in comparison to other sports. We shouldn’t be surprised or disappointed by this. […]

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