Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

06 Feb 2018, 01:33pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Projecting Top 10 Picks in 2019 NFL Draft

Is this way too early and a little ridiculous? Yes! Did I do it anyway when the ESPN editors asked? Yes! On average, two playoff teams will decline enough to pick in the top 10 of the following draft, and I think you can guess which two playoff teams got into the article.

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27 Jan 2018, 02:25pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Ranking the 16 Brady-Belichick Teams

For ESPN, I've ranked all 16 of the Brady-Belichick teams going back to 2001. Which one comes out on top, and which one on the bottom? We've emphasized postseason success by giving double credit for postseason DVOA and extra credit for winning the Super Bowl... but still, three of the top five teams are teams that did not go all the way to a championship. This is free, not Insider.

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24 Jan 2018, 12:36pm by Rivers McCown

ESPN: Top Prospects for Super Bowl LII

Taking a look at four players who qualify for our annual Top Prospects list of under-the-radar lower-drafted players and could play an important role in Super Bowl LII.

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10 Jan 2018, 12:51pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Historical Playoff Comps for 2017

Always fun to do, a look at historical teams since 1990 that are similar to the eight remaining playoff teams. The Patriots are themselves in 2011, the Eagles are the 1990 Giants, the Saints are the 1996 Broncos, and more.

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03 Jan 2018, 01:07pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Ranking Playoff Teams by Position Group

Our second annual ranking of each position group for all 12 playoff teams shows that the New Orleans Saints are a serious Super Bowl sleeper. NFC teams are more balanced, while AFC teams tend to favor offense (KC, PIT, NE) or defense (JAC). The hardest part here was figuring out what to do with Case Keenum, balancing stats with history and his role in the offense. The easiest part was determining Tennessee and Buffalo were the weakest of the playoff teams.

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20 Dec 2017, 10:42am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Playoff Odds After Week 15

One more time through the playoff odds, looking at each team's Super Bowl chances and what has to go right for longshots to make the postseason.

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16 Dec 2017, 02:14pm by Rivers McCown

ESPN: Los Angeles Chargers, Back from the Brink

Rivers McCown looks at the Los Angeles Chargers and their amazing climb from an 0-4 start to 7-6 and a place tonight playing for the lead in the AFC West. How did they do it, and what will they do going forward?

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05 Dec 2017, 11:45am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Remaining Strength of Schedule

With everything riding on the final four weeks of the season, the schedule makes a huge difference. Here are the toughest and easiest slates in both conferences, for all teams with at least a 5 percent chance of making the playoffs.

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29 Nov 2017, 11:33am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Playoff Odds After Week 12

The latest playoff odds report for ESPN Insider dives deeper into our simulations for the 2017 postseason. Find out why Atlanta looks like it will make the playoffs despite the hardest remaining schedule, and why Jacksonville is much more likely than Tennessee to win the AFC South, plus more.

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17 Nov 2017, 12:41pm by Rivers McCown

ESPN: Midseason Top 25 Prospects 2017

Here is the second annual midseason version of the Top 25 Prospects list, headed this year by a couple of Cincinnati Bengals edge rushers, Carl Lawson (1) and Jordan Willis (6). We also get high appearances from Alvin Kamara, Rasul Douglas, and Tarik Cohen. A reminder: this is the list of "under-the-radar" players, young players chosen in the third round or later.

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