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Sam Monson

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The focus on the NFL schedule has always been on how good a team’s upcoming opponents are, but we need to start shining a spotlight on the several other ways the NFL has allowed competitive imbalance to creep into the schedule.

By Sam Monson May 23, 2024 5:30 am EDT
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Sam Monson ranks the top 32 receivers in the NFL heading into the 2024 season.

By Sam Monson May 21, 2024 5:30 am EDT
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The Buffalo Bills traded Stefon Diggs this offseason, leaving their receiver thin on top-tier talent.

By Sam Monson May 16, 2024 7:45 am EDT
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Jared Goff is a very good quarterback, but now the Lions -- one of the best-run franchises in recent years -- will have to continue to do outstanding work with the difficulty setting set just a little bit higher.

By Sam Monson May 14, 2024 11:28 am EDT Detroit Lions
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The Houston Texans are in full "win now" mode, evident in their trades and draft strategy.

By Sam Monson May 14, 2024 5:30 am EDT
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Many have written Daniel Jones off after a poor 2023 campaign, but a better supporting cast awaits him for 2024.

By Sam Monson May 3, 2024 7:45 am EDT New York Giants
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What the Falcons have done is essentially value a succession plan above any single player they could select at No. 8 overall. That’s certainly unusual, but it’s not crazy.

By Sam Monson May 2, 2024 6:30 am EDT
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Sam Monson examines his 10 favorite 2024 NFL Draft classes, including the Indianapolis Colts.

By Sam Monson Apr 30, 2024 5:45 am EDT
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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk could be on the move on Day 1 of the 2024 NFL Draft.

By Sam Monson Apr 25, 2024 9:15 am EDT
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Penn State offensive tackle Olu Fashanu has his weaknesses, but he has slid too far in the pre-draft process.

By Sam Monson Apr 24, 2024 7:30 am EDT
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Troy Franklin will get labeled as a one-dimensional deep threat, but there is more route-running nuance to his game than that.

By Sam Monson Apr 23, 2024 6:45 am EDT
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A few teams are in great positions to recoup significant draft capital by trading back in the 2024 NFL Draft.

By Sam Monson Apr 18, 2024 6:30 am EDT
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Sam Monson breaks down Toledo cornerback Quinyon Mitchell's NFL prospects.

By Sam Monson Apr 17, 2024 7:30 am EDT
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Sam Monson reveals the most underrated prospect in the 2024 NFL Draft.

By Sam Monson Apr 16, 2024 7:15 am EDT
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The Commanders take J.J. McCarthy at No. 2 and the Vikings grab two quarterbacks in this two-round 2024 NFL mock draft.

By Sam Monson Apr 15, 2024 6:00 am EDT
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Will the Denver Broncos make a big trade-up? Could Michael Penix Jr. be a top-16 pick? Here are five surprise predictions for the 2024 NFL Draft.

By Sam Monson Apr 11, 2024 5:45 am EDT
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Sam Monson breaks down why Michael Penix Jr. is a first-round caliber prospect

By Sam Monson Apr 10, 2024 5:15 am EDT
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Sam Monson breaks down how the Buffalo Bills can replace Stefon Diggs and improve their wide receiver corps.

By Sam Monson Apr 9, 2024 6:30 am EDT
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Optimal (and at least vaguely realistic) scenarios for the Carolina Panthers, Houston Texans and Cleveland Browns — teams that do not have a first-round pick.

By Sam Monson Apr 4, 2024 6:45 am EDT
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Sam Monson breaks down the incredibly interesting running back class in the 2024 NFL Draft.

By Sam Monson Apr 3, 2024 7:00 am EDT
Bio

Sam joined PFF as one of the core members in the early days. He now co-hosts the PFF NFL Podcast, and covers all things NFL. He graduated from the Technological Institute of Dublin with a degree in International Journalism. He’s been featured on NFL Network, The 33rd Team and more.

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