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  1. J.J. Watt among impact non-quarterbacks on contenders this season...

    Neil Hornsby

    Seven of the NFL's three-win teams have risen to the top of the standings without top-level contributions from their quarterbacks. Neil Hornsby of Pro Football Focus identifies the non-QBs on each of those teams who have made the difference.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  2. 2014 NFL offseason - Luke Kuechly among NFL's most overrated play...

    Steve Palazzolo

    Steve Palazzolo of Pro Football Focus breaks down the NFL's most overrated players. He leads with Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly, last season's defensive player of the year.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2014
  3. Quinn for Defensive Player of the Year

    Mike Sando

    There was no debate in selecting the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year for 2012. There was Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt, and then way down below there was everyone else. Watt led the league in sacks with 20.5 and had more pass breakups...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  4. NFL - Breaking down the race for NFL defensive player of the year...

    Khaled Elsayed

    Pro Football Focus breaks down the race for NFL defensive player of the year, identifying the favorites and scrutinizing overrated candidates.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2012
  5. Exclusive interview with Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald on challen...

    Bruce Feldman

    Bruce Feldman interviews Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald on the challenges of coaching and recruiting at NU as well as why he didn't make it in the NFL.

    Blog | Conversation | June 13, 2011
  6. NFL: As Matt Ryan and Roddy White soar, the Atlanta Falcons are N...

    KC Joyner

    KC Joyner looks at the power structure of the NFC; in his eyes, the Atlanta Falcons have become the team to beat there -- and while most of the attention, naturally, is on Matt Ryan, Roddy White and Michael Turner, it's actually two cornerbacks making the team elite again.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2010
  7. NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is even more d...

    Matt Williamson

    Scouts Inc. examines the domination of pass-rushers James Harrison and Jared Allen, the Cowboys' identity issues and more.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2009
  8. Leading candidates for defensive player of the year

    Jeremy Green

    Scouts Inc.'s five leading candidates -- through Week 10 -- to win this season's defensive player of the year:

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2007
  9. ESPN.com evaluation: LB DeMeco Ryans

    Follow the Senior Bowl progress of Alabama LB DeMeco Ryans.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2006
  10. Will Wolff step up in Year 2?

    Tom Carpenter

    Tommy Lawlor of PhiladelphiaEagles.com points to defensive ends Vinny Curry and Joe Kruger as players who could make a significant leap during the 2014 campaign after getting an extra year of seasoning in the Philadelphia Eagles defensive system. How...

    Blog | May 26, 2014
  11. Jason Worilds remaining in Pittsburgh?

    Nic Reiner

    Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jason Worilds emerged as one of his team's best defensive players in 2013. The fourth-year player notched eight sacks and started 11 games, more than he had in his first three seasons combined. How high of a pri...

    Blog | February 01, 2014
  12. Four DB sleepers to watch

    Kevin Weidl

    Every year there are a handful of late-round or free-agent prospects from the NFL draft that emerge from under the radar to become contributors early in their careers. This year's defensive back class could have several such players. The safet...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  13. 2013 NFL draft - Defensive back class loaded with sleepers

    Kevin Weidl

    Kevin Weidl looks at four defensive backs who could be late-round sleepers in the 2013 class.

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  14. Comparing the recruiting ratings of recent NFL first-round picks ...

    Brad Edwards

    Brad Edwards compares the high school recruiting ratings of recent NFL first-round picks and the players projected to be picked early this year. What he found is that offensive and defensive lineman are the most difficult recruits to evaluate.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2012
  15. Monte Kiffin must deliver for USC Trojans

    Steve Bisheff

    Monte Kiffin may be grandfather to the head coach's kids, but even he knows fielding a defense the likes of last season's wont cut it in Troy.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2011
  16. Quinton Coples tops defenders in '12 draft

    Kevin Weidl

    It's never too early to look ahead to next year, so here's a rundown of three potential 2012 NFL draft prospects from each defensive position to watch when the 2011 college season kicks off. (An asterisks denotes player is an underclassman....

    Blog | May 05, 2011