Filmroom and Draft Expert
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.
Linebacker, edge rusher, nickelback, corner, safety -- Clemson's Swiss Army knife played all over the field for the Tigers. His best fit in the NFL won't be determined for a while, but most any defense could use a player such as this somewhere.
3 comments, Last at 19 Feb 2020, 05:44pm by Raiderjoe
The Tigers' passer is not going to blow anyone away with his arm strength. In every other facet, however, his performance in Baton Rouge shows everything you would want from a franchise quarterback prospect.
26 comments, Last at 16 Feb 2020, 12:29am by Spanosian Magnanimity
The Texans' best hopes of securing an upset in Kansas City this weekend lies with their pass defense. Thanks in large part to breakout safety Justin Reid, the Texans have been one of the best teams in the league at taking away the long bomb.
The Vikings love to use play-action to hit shot plays downfield -- but the Saints have a tremendous secondary that excels at taking those plays away. Derrik Klassen looks at the punches and counterpunches the two teams will exchange in this weekend's wild-card game.
10 comments, Last at 03 Jan 2020, 11:56am by junglejoe_lv
The Buffalo Bills are 10-4 and have already clinched a playoff berth. Does that mean the Bills have found their franchise quarterback? Not necessarily. Derrik Klassen breaks down the flaws in the young passer's game.
9 comments, Last at 20 Dec 2019, 12:39pm by Noah Arkadia
With stars such as T.J. Watt up front and Minkah Fitzpatrick roaming the backfield, the Pittsburgh Steelers are loaded with defensive talent -- but it's the way those versatile talents are put to use that makes them so dominant.
24 comments, Last at 15 Dec 2019, 10:51am by Will Allen