Late-Game Strategy With the Lead

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated Green Bay in the playoffs thanks in part to a late third-down conversion on a passing play. It worked in that instance, but was it a wise call, or would they have been wiser to run the ball and kill clock? Guest columnist Cole Jacobson looks at end-game scenarios to determine when teams should hand the ball off and when they should air it out.

Apr 22, 2021

BackCAST 2021

Our running back projections agree with the conventional wisdom that Clemon's Travis Etienne and Alabama's Najee Harris are the top prospects in this year's draft. After that, however, things diverge quickly.

Apr 20, 2021

Futures: Alabama QB Mac Jones

The Crimson Tide signal-caller won the Davey O'Brien and Johnny Unitas awards in 2020, leading the nation in completion percentage, passing yards, and efficiency rating as he guided his team to a national championship ... and if the 49ers take him ahead of Justin Fields or Trey Lance with the No. 3 draft pick, they have lost their minds. Derrik Klassen explains.

Apr 14, 2021

Playmaker Score 2021

Our projections for wide receivers in this year's draft must deal with a difficult question: how to account for a team's passing statistics when they have multiple draftable wideouts, such as Alabama's Jaylen Waddle and DeVonta Smith?

Apr 13, 2021