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.
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
The Rams have lots of problems, from injuries to poor performances to scheme failures. At the heart of it all, however, they have a quarterback who is failing to adjust to the changes going on around him.
10 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2019, 09:33am by Bright Blue Shorts
You know about Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara, and Michael Thomas, but defensive backs such as Marshon Lattimore, Marcus Williams, and Chauncey Gardner-Johnson deserve credit for New Orleans' success as well.
2 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2019, 12:45pm by rich006
Halfway into their rookie NFL season, Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury is showing that the principles of his offense will work in the pros as well as they worked in college, while his quarterback has displayed the kinds of gifts that can make any offense work at any level.
2 comments, Last at 07 Nov 2019, 07:07pm by Raiderjoe
Don't look now, but the Raiders are hanging around in the AFC wild-card race. Derrik Klassen shows how Oakland's quarterback is operating in sync with his offensive line, passing targets, and coaching staff in a bid to return the Silver & Black to the postseason.
2 comments, Last at 31 Oct 2019, 06:12pm by MaineRaider