Charlie Parkinson

Charlie Parkinson

Analysis

NFL Non-Playoff Teams That Will Make Playoffs in 2022

While almost every team improved this offseason with their sights on making the playoffs, the reality is only seven from each conference will make the playoffs.  Making the playoffs is not easy, especially when some divisions are filled with talented teams. However, each season there are teams that missed the playoffs the previous year but […]

NFL Analysis

Grading Every Philadelphia Eagles Position Group Going into 2022

For a team with a new coach and roster that looked to be retooling and building for the future, Philadelphia snuck in as a wildcard team in 2021. Still able to maintain many of their future assets, Philadelphia made big moves in the offseason to assure their spot as competitors in the NFC in 2022 […]

Analysis

Using Hit Rate to Analyze 2022 First Round Picks

Now that we have established the second contract hit rates of first-round picks from 2013-17 at each position, we can look at how the 2022 draft class may pan out. Of course, the hit rates do not fully represent the current state of the league, as it considers draft picks from 2013-17 because those are […]

Analysis

Grading Every New York Giants Position Group Going into 2022

New York has suffered through five straight losing seasons, but with a new front office and coaching staff in place, they will be looking to turn it around. Below, we break down the Giants’ roster: QB: Daniel Jones, Tyrod Taylor, Davis Webb Grade: B- Explanation: Daniel Jones has been very inconsistent in terms of his […]

Analysis

Assessing First Round Hit Rate at Every NFL Position

During the NFL Draft, the goal is always to find value by acquiring players who can impact the roster. Furthermore, teams expect players that were selected with high picks to stay with them and earn second contracts. In this study, we compiled the first-round picks from 2013-2017 — all 159 of them — as these […]

Analysis

Grading Every Las Vegas Raiders Position Group Going into 2022

The 2021 Las Vegas Raiders made the playoffs and showed a lot of heart, despite all of the off-field distractions. These distractions caused roster and coaching turnover, but the Raiders rallied. With a new coaching staff and management, Las Vegas signed many of their homegrown players to extensions this offseason. Additionally, to keep up with […]

Analysis

Grading Every Denver Broncos Position Group Going into 2022

After a coaching change and some big acquisitions made this offseason, specifically via trade,  the Broncos have a much-improved roster. Although the AFC West is highly competitive, Denver’s new and improved team should be able to compete and potentially make their first playoff appearance since 2015. Below, we will break down the Broncos’ roster by […]

Breakdowns

Buyer Beware: Investing in Off-Ball Linebackers

The LB position is less valued than other positions, as LBs are not usually picked highly or given premium contracts. However, while the market is closer to the bottom of the league in price than other positions, LB is still a position that is highly invested in by some teams. Each offseason, we see teams […]

Analysis

Grading Every Los Angeles Chargers Position Group Going into 2022

The Chargers were on the brink of a playoff appearance last year, as their season ended in heartbreak fashion. Although Los Angeles had talented players on the roster, they improved in positions of need by making big moves in free agency and via trade. Below, we will break down each position group of the Chargers. […]

Analysis

Grading Every Kansas City Chiefs Position Group Going into 2022

The Chiefs go into 2022 as the reigning runners-up in the AFC after their crushing defeat to the Bengals to end last season. Kansas City made big moves this offseason, losing Tyreek Hill, but adding a plethora of young talent. Below, we break down Kansas City’s roster: QB: Patrick Mahomes, Chad Henne, Shane Buechele, Dustin […]

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