Derrik Klassen Football Outsiders Staff

Derrik Klassen

Staff Writer
Filmroom and Draft Expert
Visalia, CA

DERRIK KLASSEN is from the Central Valley of California, though he grew up near Tampa Bay, Florida. Covering the NFL draft gave him his start but studying the NFL itself has taken precedent. He has been published at SB Nation and Bleacher Report, and has worked for Optimum Scouting, do- ing charting and scouting reports for their NFL Draft Guide.

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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