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NFC North draft grades: Lions continue inspired rebuild; Bears failing Justin Fields?
May 05, 2022
Is Brad Holmes' enthusiastic drafting paying dividends for the Lions? Did the Packers blow it by once again passing on the receiver position in Round 1? Are the Bears failing Justin Fields? Gennaro Filice provides draft grades for each NFC North team.
NFC East draft grades: Eagles nail first three rounds, while Commanders just keep reaching
May 03, 2022
Did anyone nail their first three picks more than the Eagles? What happened to the Giants after Round 1? Will the Cowboys' big gamble pay off? And what's up with the Commanders' value assessment? Gennaro Filice provides draft grades for each NFC East team.
Calvin Austin III electrifies NFL Scouting Combine with 4.32 40-yard dash, explosive jumps
Mar 03, 2022
One of the smallest prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft class put on a big show in the first day of on-field testing at the NFL Scouting Combine. Calvin Austin III blazed a 4.32 40-yard dash, while also posting explosive figures in the vertical leap and broad jump.
2021 NFL rookie grades, NFC West: Underwhelming returns across the division
Feb 22, 2022
The 49ers and Cardinals each got bold in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, but did either pick pay off? Were the Rams or Seahawks able to maximize limited resources? Gennaro Filice grades each rookie class in the NFC West.
2021 NFL rookie grades, NFC North: New Lions brass aced first draft; optimism in Bears' eternal QB quest
Feb 21, 2022
Did the new Lions regime nail its first draft? Have the Packers unearthed another shutdown cornerback? Are the Bears finally getting somewhere in their eternal QB quest? Gennaro Filice grades each rookie class in the NFC North.
2021 NFL rookie grades, AFC South: Texans maximize limited draft currency to easily top division
Feb 18, 2022
The Houston Texans maximized limited draft currency to produce surprisingly positive Year 1 returns. As for the rest of the division ... Well, the newbies didn't exactly light the league on fire. Gennaro Filice grades each rookie class in the AFC South.
2021 NFL rookie grades, AFC East: Dolphins and Patriots load up; Jets mix good with BAD
Feb 17, 2022
The 2021 NFL Draft paid immediate dividends for the Dolphins and Patriots. Meanwhile, the Jets' haul was a mixed bag, with one subject of serious consternation. Gennaro Filice grades each rookie class in the AFC East.
NFC South draft grades: Panthers, Falcons add enticing talent; Saints surprise (again)
May 07, 2021
How did NFC South teams grade out in the 2021 NFL Draft? Are the Super Bowl champion Bucs even scarier? Did the Panthers make the right decision in Round 1? Will the Saints regret another bold pick? Gennaro Filice provides the division's draft report card.
NFC North draft grades: Bears flip the script with Justin Fields; Lions forge an identity
May 06, 2021
How did the four NFC North teams fare in the 2021 NFL Draft? The Bears certainly have a spring in their step after acquiring a shiny new quarterback, while the Lions' new regime clearly has a plan. Gennaro Filice provides grades for each draft haul.
NFC West draft grades: 49ers got it right with Trey Lance; Rams took historic gamble
May 05, 2021
How did each team in the highly competitive NFC West perform in the 2021 NFL Draft? Did the 49ers' do the right thing at No. 3? Will the Rams' historic gamble pay off? Gennaro Filice has the division's report card.
NFC East draft grades: Eagles jump up ... and Dave Gettleman trades down!
May 04, 2021
In the wake of an embarrassing season in the NFC East, Dallas, New York, Philadelphia and Washington entered the 2021 NFL Draft with plenty of room for improvement. How does each team's haul grade out? Gennaro Filice has the division's report card.
2020 NFL rookie grades, NFC West: 49ers hit on premium picks; will Cardinals' boldness pay off?
Feb 17, 2021
Did the 49ers take advantage of having two first-round picks in the 2020 NFL Draft? Should the Cardinals regret taking hybrid defender Isaiah Simmons over an offensive tackle? Gennaro Filice grades the rookie class of each NFC West team.
QB Index: Ranking the 59 starting quarterbacks of the 2020 NFL season
Feb 11, 2021
NFL.com editors evaluated every quarterback who started a game (including the playoffs) during the 2020 NFL season to create a complete ranking from 1 to 59. Did winning Super Bowl LV give Tom Brady enough juice to knock MVP Aaron Rodgers from the top spot?
QB Index, Week 17: Aaron Rodgers reclaims No. 1 ranking
Dec 31, 2020
Was Aaron Rodgers' Week 16 performance enough to oust Patrick Mahomes from No. 1? How far did Kyler Murray fall after struggling last Sunday? NFL.com editors evaluate the QB rankings heading into the final week of the 2020 NFL regular season.
NFC North draft grades: Packers did WHAT?! Vikes, Lions shine
Apr 30, 2020
Green Bay cruised to an NFC North title last season, posting a perfect 6-0 mark within the division. But will the Packers' shocking draft plan allow everyone else to close the gap? Gennaro Filice provides a draft report card for all four teams.
NFC West draft grades: Cardinals get bold; Seahawks Seahawk
Apr 29, 2020
The NFC West could be the best division in football. How did each of the four teams fare in the 2020 NFL Draft? Gennaro Filice has the division's report card, spotlighting the best pick, most surprising selection and biggest sleeper.
NFC East draft grades: Cowboys clean up; Eagles create a stir
Apr 28, 2020
The NFC East made some of the most talked-about picks during the 2020 NFL Draft. So, how does each team's haul grade out? Which pick was the best of all? Who landed a potential sleeper? And which team raised some eyebrows? Gennaro Filice has the division's report card.
NFC East roster reset: What's next for high-profile division?
Apr 14, 2020
Did the Eagles finally fix a longtime Achilles' heel? How will the Cowboys replace a massive loss in the secondary? And what's next for the rebuilding Giants and Redskins? Gennaro Filice explores the state of each NFC East team heading into the 2020 NFL Draft.
NFC West rookie grades: 49ers, Cardinals got cornerstone stars
Feb 11, 2020
The Cardinals and 49ers each boast a Rookie of the Year honoree. Whose entire class of newbies graded out better? Gennaro Filice provides a rookie report card for the NFC West -- and explores each team's to-do list for this offseason.
NFC North rookie grades: Pack got a stud on each side of the ball
Feb 10, 2020
Two of Green Bay's first three 2019 picks provided great returns in Year 1, so what kind of grade does the Packers' draft class receive? Gennaro Filice provides a rookie report card for the NFC North -- and explores each team's to-do list for this offseason.
AFC South rookie grades: Jaguars, Titans hit multiple home runs
Feb 07, 2020
The Jaguars and Titans each enjoyed significant contributions from rookies. How do these classes rank against the rest of the division? And what are each AFC South team's biggest roster questions? Gennaro Filice provides grades and offseason outlooks.
NFL summer subplots: One burning question for each NFC team
May 20, 2019
Can first-time play caller Kellen Moore give the Cowboys' offense some juice? Can Mike Pettine field a championship D in Green Bay? Which Todd Gurley will show up in September? Gennaro Filice explores one burning question for each NFC team.
AFC East roster reset: Patriots gonna Patriot; Jets pick at No. 3?
Apr 09, 2019
What will the Jets do with the No. 3 pick, which looks like the first fulcrum point of this draft? How will the defending champion Pats spend their plentiful draft capital? Gennaro Filice assesses each AFC East team's current status.
NFC West roster reset: Rams rule roost; Cards intrigue abounds
Apr 03, 2019
Are the Kliff Kingsbury-led Cardinals about to spend a second straight top-10 pick on a quarterback? Is anyone building a roster that could prevent a Rams divisional threepeat? Gennaro Filice assesses each NFC West team's makeup before the 2019 NFL Draft.
NFC North preview: Aaron Rodgers is back, and so are the Pack
Aug 30, 2018
With Aaron Rodgers back in action, can the Packers knock loaded Minnesota off its divisional perch? Are the Bears really poised for a breakthrough season? And how will Detroit fare in Matt Patricia's first year? Gennaro Filice breaks down the NFC North.