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: Dolphins Defense

When Brian Flores was hired in Miami in 2019, he knew it would take a long time to turn his new defense around. 21 games later, there remains a long way to go, but Derrik Klassen sees the way Flores is using players such as Elandon Roberts to confuse opponents, and is convinced that Flores is on the right track.

October 15, 11:34 am ET
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October 15, 11:34 am ET
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Film Room: Panthers Offense

Carolina doesn't have Christian McCaffrey right now, but they still have Teddy Bridgewater, quick and accurate with his decisions and throws; they still have a quality trio of receivers in Robby Anderson, D.J. Moore, and Curtis Samuel; and they still have Joe Brady, who has shown that the tactics he used so effectively at LSU will still work in the NFL.

October 08, 10:40 am ET
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October 08, 10:40 am ET
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