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Ramblings

NFL Runway with Vinny and Dave: AFC West
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NFL Runway with Vinny and Dave: AFC West

Just as major news concerning the Chargers' uniforms breaks, we cover their history of fashion changes, while also breaking down the classic threads of the Raiders, Chiefs, and Broncos. Plus: If the NFL is going to use pink every year for Breast Cancer Awareness month, what's the best way to do it?

Stat Analysis

BackCAST 2019
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BackCAST 2019

Sometimes statistical projections simply reinforce common consensus -- and sometimes they knock that consensus on its ear. Welcome to BackCAST's projections for 2019 running backs, where a likely Day 3 pick leads the way, and the scouts' favorites fare quite poorly.

1 comment, Last at 18 Apr 2019, 10:01pm by MarkV

Futures

Futures: Darnell Savage
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Futures: Darnell Savage

Bigger isn't always better. The Maryland defensive back's slight frame might push him out of the first round of the draft, but Derrik Klassen shows what he can offer to any defense in the league.

Stat Analysis

Snap-Weighted Age: 2018 NFL Rosters
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Snap-Weighted Age: 2018 NFL Rosters

The oldest team in the league ended up winning it all last year, but 2018 saw a significant breakdown in the relationship between age and success.

1 comment, Last at 19 Apr 2019, 9:27am by RickD

Ramblings

NFL Runway with Vinny and Dave: NFC South
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NFL Runway with Vinny and Dave: NFC South

Say this for the Falcons, Panthers, Saints, and Bucs: none of them are drab. But which is a contender for the league's worst uniforms?

5 comments, Last at 18 Apr 2019, 1:30pm by Harris

Stat Analysis

Playmaker Score 2019
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Playmaker Score 2019

Marquise Brown -- top target for both Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray at Oklahoma -- is the top wide receiver prospect in this year's draft class ... which says a lot about how limited the prospects this year are.

1 comment, Last at 14 Apr 2019, 10:44am by gofastjoey

Futures

Futures: Drew Lock
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Futures: Drew Lock

Between his arm talent and big-play ability, there's no doubting the upside of Missouri's quarterback -- but issues with ball security and consistency make him a big risk for teams at the top of the draft.

4 comments, Last at 11 Apr 2019, 11:40am by Floyd

Stat Analysis

2018 Offensive Line Continuity Scores
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2018 Offensive Line Continuity Scores

While the Rams reached the Super Bowl thanks in large part to the perfect cohesion of their offensive line, their division rivals used as many starters as any team we've ever measured.

7 comments, Last at 17 Apr 2019, 7:09pm by Bobman

Stat Analysis

QB Functional Mobility Model 2019
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QB Functional Mobility Model 2019

Guest columnists Jeremy Rosen and Alexandre Olbrecht return to see which quarterback prospects in 2019 had the best footwork, and why that can be a valuable tool in predicting NFL success.

1 comment, Last at 09 Apr 2019, 5:59pm by Dan

Week in Quotes

The Month in Quotes: March 2019
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The Month in Quotes: March 2019

This month: Le'Veon Bell gets paid, Golden Tate gets paid, and Kyle Long gets paid a little too much. Plus: old quarterbacks are just hitting their stride, and unexpected testicles.

1 comment, Last at 05 Apr 2019, 11:55pm by LionInAZ