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ESPN: 2018 NFL Draft Guides

FO writers have put together draft guides for all 32 teams, looking at three things for each franchise: the biggest need, a quiet need, and a position that is definitely not a need.

Football Outsiders On-Line Mock Draft
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Football Outsiders On-Line Mock Draft

As the calendar turns to April, we're proud to introduce the first ever Football Outsiders On-Line Mock Draft. Using our full range of analytical tools, we predict the entire first round, complete with trades, surprises, and everything else that makes the draft special.

22 comments, Last at 03 Apr 2018, 1:48pm by bravehoptoad

2018 Free Agency Discussion

This is our open thread to discuss all the free agent movement, trades, cuts, and other news for the first few days of free agency, starting with the "legal tampering period" that begins at noon Eastern on March 12. (Click to read more.)

244 comments, Last at 26 Mar 2018, 12:35am by serutan

ESPN: Bold Offseason Moves for All 32 Teams

Our annual feature in which we suggest some crazy things that teams could do this offseason, and some not-so-crazy things. Among our suggestions: Houston should draft the entire Iowa offensive line, Indianapolis should act as if Andrew Luck doesn't exist, and Cleveland should try to entice Green Bay to trade them Aaron Rodgers for roughly one zillion draft picks. Hey, we said bold, right?

2017 Cut-Down Day Thread

This will be an open thread to discuss NFL final cuts, trades, and players cut by one team and signed by another. (Click to read more.)

101 comments, Last at 07 Sep 2017, 7:59pm by The Ninjalectual

FOA 2017 MEDIA: SB Nation (FINAL UPDATE)

Once again this year, we've worked with SB Nation to answer questions about Football Outsiders Almanac 2017 and the upcoming NFL season. It looks like this year we've gotten all 32 team blogs, and we'll be posting those links here as they go up. (Click for a list of links.)

4 comments, Last at 28 Aug 2017, 3:32pm by roguerouge

2017 Free Agency Discussion

This is our open thread to discuss all the free agent movement, trades, cuts, and other news for the first few days of free agency, starting with the "legal tampering period" that begins at noon Eastern on March 7. As of new league year 4pm EST March 9, we're updating with official signings and details. (Click to read more.)

278 comments, Last at 24 Mar 2017, 2:26pm by Tomlin_Is_Infallible

ESPN: Bold Moves for Every NFC Team

Part II on ESPN Insider: As we did last year, the FO staff put together a bold move recommendation for all 32 teams. There's a lot of Alshon Jeffrey talk here. NFC piece is written by Vincent Verhei, Bryan Knowles, Andrew Potter, and Carl Yoder.

1 comment, Last at 03 Mar 2017, 12:34pm by jklps

ESPN: Bold Moves for Every AFC Team

New ESPN Insider piece: As we did last year, the FO staff put together a bold move recommendation for all 32 teams. The Bills should let Stephon Gilmore walk, the Steelers should re-sign Le'Veon Bell instead of just franchising him, and more suggestions. AFC piece is written by Aaron Schatz, Rivers McCown, Tom Gower, and Scott Kacsmar. NFC will run on Friday.

2 comments, Last at 02 Mar 2017, 11:58am by barf

2016 Cut-Down Day Thread

Teams need to cut down their rosters to 53 men by 4 p.m. EDT on Saturday. We'll keep track of the big-name cuts, trades, and IR moves in this thread. (Click to read more.)

39 comments, Last at 07 Sep 2016, 11:18am by MilkmanDanimal