Stephen Dranoff

Stephen Dranoff

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How Aaron Donald’s Record-Setting Deal Impacts the Market

The $30 million APY figure has historically been reserved for quarterbacks. *Enter Aaron Donald* Today, the Rams’ defensive tackle received an extension that puts him in that same category. With a restructured 3-year, $95 million deal, Donald becomes the first defensive player in the history of the NFL to enter the $30 million APY club. […]

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Explaining June 1 Salary Cap Implications in the NFL

June 1st is a significant date on the NFL league calendar for multiple reasons. It is an important date for salary cap implications, and also the deadline for clubs to issue June 1st tenders. This article will provide a rundown on the differences between pre and post June 1st terminations, as well as explain the […]

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Resource Allocation: Which NFL Teams Have Invested Most in Each Position?

Using both historical cap spending and draft value based on the Fitzgerald-Spielberger value chart, we have analyzed where each NFL team has spent the most capital over the past 5 seasons. Teams towards the top left of these charts are teams who have not invested much money but have invested above average draft capital. Inversely, […]

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Who Won The Most Important 2022 Draft Trades?

After taking a look at how every single 2022 NFL Draft trade stacks up via the Fitzgerald-Spielberger value chart and Jimmy Johnson value chart, here we highlight and grade the most important trades that went down during the draft. Keep in mind: This is factoring in if the team traded again later, and assessing the […]

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Why This Draft is More Important for These Teams than Any Others

The NFL Draft has transformed into a three-day spectacle with many months of analysis, breakdowns, and endless scouting reports culminating in a seven round sprint that lays the groundwork for much of the season ahead. The draft is an important time for all franchises, competing and rebuilding alike, as it provides a cost-effective way to […]

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Free Agent Spending vs. Long Term Success: Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we discussed the historical results that the top three spenders in free agency alone each offseason have experienced over the past 10 years. Of the 24 teams in the sample who had completed three or more seasons since the offseason where they spent big in free agency, just 33% […]

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Free Agent Spending vs. Long-Term Success: Part 1

Thus far, the Jacksonville Jaguars seem poised to be the free agency spending leaders this offseason. By our calculations, since the start of the legal tampering period, the Jags have agreed to terms with eight players for a combined total value of $276,162,000.  Shad Khan is no stranger to spending big in free agency. In […]

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