1. Marcus Mariota Has Ability to Overcome Flaws to Become True Franchise QB

    2012 was a big year for dual-threat quarterbacks, passers who use their running ability enough to influence the looks defenses can field on any given down...

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  2. How NFL Teams Can Take Advantage of 2-Point Conversions

    This June, two-point conversion talk has generated some of the hottest takes in the NFL world. Teams have had the option to go for two since 1994, but it wasn't until last year ...

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  3. NFL Players Who Need Big 2016 Season to Earn 5th-Year Contract Option

    Under the current collective bargaining agreement, NFL teams have to make a decision on whether they will pick up their first-round pick's fifth-year option during the offseason following the third year of the player's career...

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  4. Why Panthers WR Devin Funchess Is Poised for Breakout Sophomore Season

    Organized team activities can be a tricky time for fans. The notion that all NFL players look good in shorts is true to some extent. The notion that all coaching staffs pump up their players during the offseason is correct to a point...

    Justis Mosqueda Written by Justis Mosqueda about 10 days ago 8,883 reads 19 comments

  5. Despite Offseason Optimism, History Suggests Bleak Outlook for Ravens WRs

    Breshad Perriman's career hasn't exactly gone according to plan. Coming out of Central Florida, he was branded as the son of a long-term NFL veteran with high upside as a 21-year-old speedster...

    Justis Mosqueda Written by Justis Mosqueda about 11 days ago 3,080 reads 15 comments

  6. Saints' Loss of Hau'oli Kikaha Could Devastate New Orleans Pass Rush

    According to Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports 1, New Orleans Saints pass-rusher Hau'oli Kikaha tore his ACL in organized team activities, which likely means he'll end up on the injured-reserve list for his sophomore season in the NFL ...

    Justis Mosqueda Written by Justis Mosqueda about 14 days ago 3,713 reads 12 comments

  7. Pump the Breaks on 3rd-Year WR Jeff Janis' Hype

    We're in the organized team activities part of the NFL cycle. One month out of the draft, fans are thirsty for new information or action from their franchises, and they look at these OTAs to quench their dry mouths...

    Justis Mosqueda Written by Justis Mosqueda about 16 days ago 17,947 reads 67 comments

  8. Ranking the 25 Best Moves of the 2016 NFL Offseason

    Outside of Ryan Fitzpatrick's contract negotiations with the New York Jets, every other major move that the NFL as a whole is going to make in 2016 has already happened...

    Justis Mosqueda Written by Justis Mosqueda about 18 days ago 27,683 reads 124 comments

  9. Deshaun Watson Deserves Hype, but He's Not a Transcendent QB Prospect

    The market for franchise quarterbacks is simple: Bad teams typically lose because of their passing game, as that portion of football is emphasized when playing from behind...

    Justis Mosqueda Written by Justis Mosqueda about 21 days ago 1,360 reads 3 comments

  10. Despite Recent Hype, Siemian Is Long Shot to Win Broncos' QB Job for a Reason

    The Denver Broncos are coming off a Super Bowl victory, but their starting quarterback in 2015, Peyton Manning , has ridden off into retirement...

    Justis Mosqueda Written by Justis Mosqueda about 24 days ago 8,049 reads 21 comments

  11. Late-Round NFL Rookies Who Can Compete for Starting Jobs in Year 1

    It's easy to focus on Day 1 and Day 2 NFL draft picks in terms of impact. When you read draft grades or draft reviews on individual teams, they almost always revolve around those players specifically...

    Justis Mosqueda Written by Justis Mosqueda about 25 days ago 23,338 reads 43 comments

  12. Under-the-Radar NFL Breakout Candidates in 2016

    While everyone is focused on NFL draft prospects and second-year fantasy players, there are plenty of athletes already in the NFL who are poised for breakout seasons despite many overlooking them in surface-deep analysis...

    Justis Mosqueda Written by Justis Mosqueda about 28 days ago 151,099 reads 146 comments

  13. Hyped Prospect Mitch Leidner Far from Being a Future NFL Franchise QB

    The definition of a franchise quarterback has changed over the years. Before the salary cap came to the NFL , teams were able to develop their rosters better, as they were able to ...

    Justis Mosqueda Written by Justis Mosqueda about 29 days ago 9,768 reads 20 comments

  14. Green Bay Packers Offensive Success Next Year Relies on Development of Young WRs

    The Green Bay Packers are in trouble at wide receiver, but if you watched the second half of their 2015 campaign, you knew that already. From the St...

    Justis Mosqueda Written by Justis Mosqueda about 1 month ago 16,784 reads 12 comments

  15. Why Carl Lawson Can Be 2017 NFL Draft's Top Pass-Rusher

    The 2017 NFL draft class may be the deepest at the edge defender position since 2011, when the likes of Von Miller, Aldon Smith, J.J...

    Justis Mosqueda Written by Justis Mosqueda about 1 month ago 10,346 reads 29 comments

  16. Can Jimmy Garoppolo Carry New England Patriots in Tom Brady's Absence?

    The name Jimmy Garoppolo, the New England Patriots ' 2014 second-round pick, rang out last offseason. As Tom Brady's backup, the quarterback was slated to begin the 2015 regular ...

    Justis Mosqueda Written by Justis Mosqueda about 1 month ago 10,164 reads 14 comments

  17. NFL Rookies Who Are Poor Scheme Fits with Their Drafted Team

    There's a lot of positivity in the NFL world right now, as 32 franchises added shiny new toys to play with via the draft. If you search through the news cycle, you'll hear about how rookies are looking great in shorts...

    Justis Mosqueda Written by Justis Mosqueda about 1 month ago 88,007 reads 138 comments

  18. 2016 NFL Rookies in Best Spots to Make Instant Impact

    It's May, so draft grades are flooding the NFL media landscape. What they are judging can be vague, though...

    Justis Mosqueda Written by Justis Mosqueda about 1 month ago 89,690 reads 207 comments

  19. Vic Beasley Set for Breakout Season in 2016

    The Atlanta Falcons selected Vic Beasley with the eighth overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft, and he posted four sacks during his rookie season. Still, he's on track to be an impact pass-rusher...

    Justis Mosqueda Written by Justis Mosqueda about 1 month ago 10,080 reads 29 comments

  20. Despite Top Draft Position, Jaguars Must Temper Expectations for Dante Fowler

    After the NFL draft, we enter this dark, vacant space as a football writing community. With nothing to look forward to in sight, other than veteran optional workouts and rookie ...

    Justis Mosqueda Written by Justis Mosqueda about 1 month ago 27,924 reads 43 comments

  21. The NFL's Most Interesting Undrafted Free-Agent Matches

    Even after just Day 2 of the draft, many sports fans flip their attention from hearing names read for hours on television to embracing the postseason of either the NBA or NHL...

    Justis Mosqueda Written by Justis Mosqueda about 1 month ago 82,135 reads 39 comments

  22. How the Green Bay Packers Won the Draft by Building for the Future

    Green Bay Packers fans have an interesting relationship with the people who run their franchise. Despite a 77-34-1 record while the combination of general manager Ted Thompson, ...

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  23. 2017 NFL Draft: An Early Look Ahead to Next Year

    With the 2016 NFL draft class behind us, it's never too early to look toward the future. If you are tired of draft grades, a healthy alternative is to peer at what is coming ahead...

    Justis Mosqueda Written by Justis Mosqueda about 1 month ago 31,131 reads 59 comments

  24. 2016 NFL Mock Draft: Updated Round 4-7 Projections

    Antonio Brown , Devonta Freeman, Brandon Marshall , Josh Sitton, Geno Atkins, Richard Sherman and Josh Norman...

    Justis Mosqueda Written by Justis Mosqueda about 1 month ago 239,074 reads 184 comments

  25. 2016 NFL Mock Draft: Updated Rounds 2 and 3 Projections

    Day 1 of the 2016 NFL draft was packed full of more excitement than the entire 2015 draft combined. If it wasn't the San Diego Chargers shocking the world by taking Joey Bosa with ...

    Justis Mosqueda Written by Justis Mosqueda about 1 month ago 608,240 reads 478 comments