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

Film Room: Titans Offense

There's a lot that goes into Tennessee's offensive success. That includes powerful linemen such as Nate Davis and Ben Jones, as well as talented players who can throw, catch, or run with the football. It also includes the game plan of offensive coordinator Arthur Smith, who has put all the pieces of the puzzle together. Derrik Klassen explains.

December 03, 11:55 am ET
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December 03, 11:55 am ET
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Film Room: Isaiah Simmons

At Clemson, the Tigers liked to use their multipurpose defensive weapon as a run-stuffer, a pass-rusher, and in coverage. In Arizona, the Cardinals have been doing the same thing. Derrik Klassen shows where Simmons' versatility has shined, and where he has shown room for improvement.

November 26, 10:53 am ET
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November 26, 10:53 am ET
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Film Room: Patriots Passing Game

At one point this season, New England looked dead in the water, but after a close loss to the Bills and wins over the Jets and Ravens, they're threatening to re-enter the playoff picture. Derrik Klassen shows how Josh McDaniels is building off an effective rushing attack to scheme Jakobi Meyers and New England's other receivers open for Cam Newton.

November 19, 11:25 am ET
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November 19, 11:25 am ET
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