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.
Seattle's offensive line has taken the blame for most of the Seahawks' struggles this year. However, as Derrik Klassen points out, it's the injury-ravaged run defense that may ultimately cost the team a playoff berth.
8 comments, Last at 28 Dec 2017, 03:58am by atworkforu
Yes, Alex Smith, Kareem Hunt, and Tyreek Hill have all cooled off after a hot start. But the real culprits in Kansas City's collapse --including cornerback Marcus Peters -- can be found on the other side of the ball.
3 comments, Last at 25 Feb 2018, 03:48am by CarRepairing
When a young quarterback develops, his coaches learn to trust him, and the talent around him improves, an offense can improve exponentially. Derrik Klassen shows how the Philadelphia offense has improved so radically in just one year.