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ESPN: FO's Top 25 Prospects 2018
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ESPN: FO's Top 25 Prospects 2018

Time for the annual FO Top 25 Prospects list, as also seen in Football Outsiders Almanac 2018. This is our list of lower-drafted and undrafted prospects who are still developing in their second, third, and fourth seasons. The 2018 list is heavy on wide receivers, but the top spot belongs to an edge rusher: Carl Lawson of the Bengals.

Four Downs: AFC East
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Four Downs: AFC East

Biggest post-draft holes all reside on offense in the AFC East, except for the Pats who could still use a real edge rusher.

76 comments, Last at 01 Jun 2018, 3:33pm by SandyRiver

ESPN: The Two Teams That Must Sign Kirk Cousins

The Minnesota Vikings may be the favorites to sign Kirk Cousins, but Arizona and Denver could use him even more.

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ESPN: Five Best Second-Contract Sleepers

There's a reason why teams give up on players after the conclusion of their rookie deals. However, many have enough talent to become difference-makers if they land in the right situation on their second contract. Here are five for 2018.

Four Downs: AFC East
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Four Downs: AFC East

This division needs to go shopping for meat and potatoes -- except for the Jets, who need a quarterback and have the money to go get one.

15 comments, Last at 03 Mar 2018, 3:20am by Theo

ESPN: Top Prospects for Super Bowl LII

Taking a look at four players who qualify for our annual Top Prospects list of under-the-radar lower-drafted players and could play an important role in Super Bowl LII.

Any Given Sunday: Jaguars Over Steelers
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Any Given Sunday: Jaguars Over Steelers

Wow, an underdog upset the Steelers? Get out of town -- then, head to New England, for the AFC Championship Game.

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Any Given Sunday: Falcons Over Rams
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Any Given Sunday: Falcons Over Rams

When All-Pro returners go wrong and streaky passing offenses come up short, there's an upset brewing.

4 comments, Last at 11 Jan 2018, 8:14am by wiesengrund
Any Given Sunday: Bengals Over Ravens
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Any Given Sunday: Bengals Over Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens tumble out of the playoff picture on the last day of the season, and the reason is crystal clear even if nobody will take it seriously.

18 comments, Last at 02 Jan 2018, 6:09pm by Hoodie_Sleeves
Any Given Sunday: 49ers Over Jaguars
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Any Given Sunday: 49ers Over Jaguars

Jimmy Garoppolo is here to stay, meaning we need to make sure to spell his name right a lot in this article. Jacksonville's defense suffers its first real setback, while their offense continues to look beatable.

4 comments, Last at 01 Jan 2018, 7:45am by Subrata Sircar