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The NFL’s best and worst offensive arsenals

[ad_1] When I was compiling my rankings of each NFL team's offensive weaponry last year, the Chiefs came out at No. 1. I was a little surprised. I ran through the rosters again. The Chiefs were still tops. I ran with it, and, well, things went OK. Patrick Mahomes won league MVP in his first season as a starter, and while Mahomes is unquestionably an incredible quarterback, it didn't hurt
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Picking the NFL’s best offenses at every personnel grouping

[ad_1] The way NFL teams use personnel is different from when I played from 2000 to 2006 as a defensive back. You don't see as many old-school fullbacks with the neck rolls, digging out linebackers in traditional two-back sets. The tight end position? Much more versatility and speed there. Those guys can move. And it leads to positive matchups against linebackers, safeties or even slot corners when the big boys
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Progress reports for all 32 NFL first-round picks

[ad_1] In early June, fans and teams alike are excited about the incoming draft picks -- especially the first-rounders. Training camp is still weeks away, but teams have had a look at their draft classes during offseason workouts and can start to get an idea of how quickly the first-round selections are adapting to the pro game. Who's off to a quick start? Who will have a hard time cracking
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NFL draft headed to Cleveland in 2021, KC in ’23

[ad_1] 4:58 PM ETKevin SeifertNFL Nation CloseESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008NFL owners awarded the 2021 draft to Cleveland and the 2023 draft to Kansas City during a meeting Wednesday in Key Biscayne, Florida.The league was not ready to move on bids for the 2022 draft, saying about 20 cities are interested in hosting that year. The NFL will make
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NFL experts debate best and worst teams after 2019 free agency, draft

[ad_1] With the NFL draft and rookie minicamps in the rearview mirror, the frenzy of offseason moves is mostly over. Next up this offseason? The spring owners meetings, which kick off next week, and mandatory team minicamps, which begin June 4.Our panel of ESPN NFL experts takes a look back at the past few months and looks ahead to the 2019 season, answering questions to recap the offseason action. Check
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Mega NFL projections — Likely Super Bowl LIV matchups, 2020 draft order, more

[ad_1] 7:30 AM ETHank GargiuloCloseESPN Analytics Data management analyst at ESPN Graduate of Sacred Heart UniversitySeth WalderPatrick Mahomes already is the reigning MVP. Now he's a Super Bowl favorite, too.Mahomes, Andy Reid and the rest of the Kansas City Chiefs have a 16 percent chance to hoist the Lombardi trophy following Super Bowl LIV, according to ESPN's Football Power Index (FPI), tops in the NFL.FPI is our prediction model for
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NFL experts predict – Answering the 2019 draft’s biggest questions

[ad_1] Round 1 of the 2019 NFL draft featured six draft-day trades, pass-rushers and defensive linemen galore and surprises throughout. Rounds 2-7? That's where teams will find the real value.Our panel of ESPN NFL experts evaluates the new crop of rookies, diving into their favorite picks and answering questions about what we should expect this season. Check back every day this week to see more answers:What was your favorite pick
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The 2020 NFL draft QB class

[ad_1] 7:30 AM ETAlex ScarboroughCloseESPN Staff WriterCovers the SEC.Joined ESPN in 2012.Graduate of Auburn University.Kevin SeifertCloseNFL NationESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008We are a mere 358 days from the 2020 NFL draft, but it's already time to start breaking it down. While this year's quarterback class might have fizzled, next year's crop already looks loaded.College football reporter Alex Scarborough examines
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Every NFL team’s most likely candidate for post-draft trade or cut

[ad_1] With the draft wrapping up on Saturday, the NFL's primary player acquisition window is now over. There are still a few stray veteran free agents available, and we've yet to see how the hundreds of players drafted and signed as undrafted free agents will impact the league during their collective rookie season, but the league's about to enter a relative lull for the next two months before training camps
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Success and failures of college conferences and teams in this year’s NFL draft

[ad_1] Now that the 84th NFL draft is complete, it's time to take a look back at the three days that were, but through the college lens.Every major conference had at least one player drafted this year, with the American Athletic Conference and Mountain West Conference being the only Group of 5 leagues to have double-digit draftees, with 11 and 10 selections, respectively.SEC dominance ... againStop me if you've read