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Going Long
Football’s Focus Group
Football’s Focus Group
The ultimate outsider—an Englishman who never played the game—abandoned a profitable business to run an NFL advanced stats website. In just a few years he’s gone from 80 page views a week to overseeing an international staff of 80 that’s helping to transform the league
By Jenny Vrentas
Settle This
Is There A Franchise QB in the 2015 Draft?
Is There A Franchise QB in the 2015 Draft?
Which quarterbacks in the 2015 draft are worth keeping an eye on? And is forcing turnovers really a defensive strategy, or just dumb luck? That, plus five film study notes on the conference title games, in this edition of Settle This
By Greg A. Bedard
Tuesday Mailbag
The Week 17 Mailbag
The Week 17 Mailbag
Don't be surprised if Ndamukong Suh's one-game suspension is overturned by the NFL appeals officer. Plus, answering reader questions about the MVP race, quarterbacks forcing draft-day trades and Jim Harbaugh's behavior in 2014
By Peter King
Going Long
Is Jameis Winston Worth the Trouble?
Is Jameis Winston Worth the Trouble?
There’s so much to like about Winston—his strength, playmaking and toughness—but his off-field behavior is so distressing. Should he declare for the NFL draft, the FSU quarterback will be subjected to a predraft background check that will make last year’s scrutiny of Johnny Manziel look like a casual glance
By Greg A. Bedard
Open Field
The QB Market Crash
The QB Market Crash
RGIII has crashed, Newton is hurting and Kaepernick is struggling. With more questions than answers at the top of the upcoming draft class, will teams back off the big investments in young quarterbacks?
By Peter King
Draft Board
The Big Board Is Back
The Big Board Is Back
As NFL teams begin slipping out of playoff contention, we look ahead to the rebuilding process. Here are the top 50 prospects for the 2015 draft
By Andy Staples
Going Long
Everything’s There But the Fire
Everything’s There But the Fire
He scrambles like Kaepernick, sheds tacklers like Roethlisberger and throws with preternatural precision. It all points to Oregon’s Marcus Mariota as the No. 1 pick next year and sure-fire NFL franchise QB. But does he play it too cool?
By Greg A. Bedard
Draft Board
Making Their Case
Making Their Case
A competitive two weeks on the college circuit are over, and top players on the nation's top teams are moving on my draft board—some for good, some for bad
By Andy Staples
Draft Board
Best Bets for the Bottom-Feeders
Best Bets for the Bottom-Feeders
We've got a good handle on the teams in the running for the No. 1 overall pick in next May's draft. So which top prospect best fits what those teams need?
By Andy Staples
West Coast State of Mind
The QB Carousel Will Be Dizzying in 2014
The QB Carousel Will Be Dizzying in 2014
A recent slowdown in teams changing quarterbacks from season to season certainly will not continue in 2014. Here's a look at nine teams that could be in the market for a new franchise man and whip the offseason into a full-on frenzy
By Jim Trotter