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.

Derrik Klassen's Archive

AFC Wild-Card Playoff Preview 2021

We've got two teams where the fan bases are hungry for some kind of postseason victory after many years in the wilderness. We've got two aging quarterbacks from the Class of 2004, trying to make one last run at Super Bowl glory. And we've got the closest matchup of the wild-card round, a rematch of both a regular-season game and a big upset from last year's playoffs.

January 08, 11:51 am ET
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January 08, 11:51 am ET
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Film Room: Seahawks Defense

Seattle's 20-9 division-clinching win over the Rams was the latest in a string of excellent performances for the Seahawks defense. Derrik Klassen shows how linebacker K.J. Wright was used so effectively against L.A. ... and why that scheme may not be so effective against other offenses.

December 31, 9:24 am ET
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December 31, 9:24 am ET
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