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 […]

What Do the Numbers Say About How Gardner Minshew Compared to Other Rookie QBs?

There were 11 quarterbacks selected in the 2019 NFL Draft, five of which attempted at least 150 passes last season. Of those quarterbacks, four were selected in the top-50 with the lone exception being Jacksonville Jaguars sixth-round pick Gardner Minshew. Minshew was drafted to back up newly signed quarterback Nick Foles, but Minshew ended up […]

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 […]

Every MLB Team’s Most Underrated Player

It’s been about two months since MLB shut down due to the coronavirus, and we’ve spent the time without baseball reflecting on it. We’ve assembled our ideal rotations, analyzed the impact of a lost season and considered the effect a prolonged suspension of play could have on legacies. Now it’s time to look at the most under-appreciated […]

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 […]

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 […]

World’s Best Preview: Rise of the ‘Elgatron’

To get an appreciation for Elgton Jenkins’ rookie season, let’s start with the most rudimentary measuring stick. Playing time. Only 10 rookie offensive linemen in the entire league have played half of their team’s offensive snaps. Jenkins, despite watching most of the first two games from the sideline behind veteran Lane Taylor, is in that […]

NY Giants rookie report: How did the Giants’ rookies fare in 2018?

Throughout a disappointing New York Giants season, there was a bright spot for the future — almost the entire 2018 rookie class. Let’s give one last look to the Giants’ rookie class and how their performance could shape what the Giants do during the offseason. Click here to read the rest of the article on BigBlueView.com

Who Were the Top Performing Defensive Rookies in 2018?

By MARK SIMON Who were the top defensive rookies in 2018? No. 1 in the majors isn’t hard to figure out if you’ve been paying close attention this season. We’ve lauded Cardinals outfielder Harrison Bader for his performance throughout the year. He led all rookies with 19 Defensive Runs Saved, only two runs off the overall lead […]

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