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NFL pass rusher relocations: How will Randy Gregory, Khalil Mack, Von Miller fare on new teams?
Apr 04, 2022
A number of big-name pass rushers have been on the move this offseason, including Randy Gregory, Khalil Mack and Von Miller. How will they fare with new teams? Maurice Jones-Drew examines seven sack artists' relocations, providing 2022 stat projections and analysis.
Maurice Jones-Drew 2022 NFL mock draft 1.0: QBs Kenny Pickett, Malik Willis go in top 10
Mar 24, 2022
The free agency frenzy and a bevy of blockbuster trades have reshaped rosters across the league. How could all of these moves impact Round 1 of the 2022 NFL Draft? Maurice Jones-Drew provides his first mock of this year.
RB Index: Eight running backs deserving of Hall of Fame recognition
Feb 04, 2022
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2022 will be announced next week, and while each finalist is certainly deserving of the honor, not one is a running back. Maurice Jones-Drew aims to right that wrong, identifying eight RBs who have earned a gold jacket.
RB Index: Five running backs I trust most in NFL Divisional Round
Jan 19, 2022
Trust -- especially in those who have the ball in their hands -- goes a long way at this point of the season. Today, Maurice Jones-Drew lists the five running backs playing in this weekend's Divisional Round whom HE trusts most.
RB Index: Who is the NFL's next great running back? Plus, the final top-15 rankings at the position
Jan 14, 2022
Who is the NFL's NEXT great running back? Maurice Jones-Drew has his eye on one bruising rusher who could be poised for a monster season in 2022. Plus, a final ranking of the top 15 RBs of this season.
RB Index, Week 17: Leonard Fournette, Sony Michel among 5 running backs who deserve new contracts
Dec 30, 2021
Maurice Jones-Drew lists five running backs who've earned new contracts with their efforts this season. Plus, Sony Michel cracks his updated ranking of the NFL's top 15 RBs heading into Week 17.
RB Index, Week 9: Bears must lean equally on Khalil Herbert and David Montgomery
Nov 04, 2021
Filling in for the injured David Montgomery, rookie Khalil Herbert has been exceptional for the Bears. Maurice Jones-Drew weighs in on how Chicago should handle the situation when the latter returns from IR. Plus, MJD updates his RB rankings.
RB Index, Week 7: Which NFL teams should trade for a running back before the Nov. 2 deadline?
Oct 21, 2021
After a spate of injuries in backfields across the league, Maurice Jones-Drew spotlights teams that should -- and shouldn't -- trade for a rusher before the Nov. 2 deadline. Plus, an updated ranking of the top 15 running backs in the NFL right now.
RB Index, Week 5: Three running backs who are pressing too much
Oct 07, 2021
Maurice Jones-Drew identifies three running backs who are pressing too much -- something he dealt with during his own career -- a quarter of the way through the 2021 NFL season. Plus, three new players enter his top 15 RB rankings.
RB Index, Week 4: Three potential trade partners for Colts' Marlon Mack
Sep 30, 2021
With the Colts and Marlon Mack mutually agreeing to seek a trade, Maurice Jones-Drew reveals three potential trade partners for the fifth-year back. Plus, Saquon Barkley enters the top 15 rankings for the first time this season.
Ranking all 32 RB1s heading into 2021: Ezekiel Elliott just misses top five
Jun 30, 2021
Maurice Jones-Drew ranks all 32 RB1s heading into the 2021 NFL season. Ezekiel Elliott lands just outside of the top five while a few second-year backs are knocking on the door of the top 10. Check out MJD's full pecking order.
Ten running backs worth pursuing via free agency/2021 NFL Draft/trade
Mar 03, 2021
How much interest will Super Bowl LV star Leonard Fournette generate this offseason? What about Najee Harris, the top RB in this year's draft class? Maurice Jones-Drew reveals his top 10 running backs worth pursuing via free agency, the 2021 NFL Draft or trade.
RB stock watch: Super Bowl champion Leonard Fournette up, Le'Veon Bell down
Feb 10, 2021
Maurice Jones-Drew looks back at the 2020 season and identifies running backs whose stock rose or fell. What is Leonard Fournette's status after a Lombardi run? How can Le'Veon Bell rebound from a disappointing season with both the Jets and Chiefs?
Ranking all 32 RB1s heading into 2020: Saquon Barkley at No. 6
Jul 13, 2020
Saquon Barkley held the top spot in Maurice Jones-Drew's ranking of the league's 32 RB1s heading into 2019. This year, however, the Giants RB didn't crack the top five. Check out why and where the rest of the NFL's starting running backs land in MJD's list.
RB Index, Week 15: Derrick Henry should reset the RB market
Dec 11, 2019
Derrick Henry is having a monster second half of the season for the Tennessee Titans, but has he done enough to reset the RB market this offseason? Maurice Jones-Drew provides his take and updates his top 10 running back rankings.
RB Index, Week 12: Most important RBs down the stretch
Nov 20, 2019
With the Colts, Rams and Titans still vying for spots in the postseason entering Week 12, Jonathan Williams, Todd Gurley and Derrick Henry must step up. Maurice Jones-Drew discusses which NFL running back is the most important down the stretch and updates his rankings.
RB Index, Week 10: Why Christian McCaffrey is MVP front-runner
Nov 06, 2019
The MVP race is heating up as we head down the back half of the 2019 NFL season. Maurice Jones-Drew explains why Christian McCaffrey MUST be considered the MVP front-runner. Plus, have a look at his updated ranking of the top 15 RBs.