Weighing fifth-year options for 2018 NFL Draft's first-rounders

Gil Brandt examines which first-round picks from 2018 should have their fifth-year options picked up. Where do the Browns' Baker Mayfield and the Jets' Sam Darnold stand?
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Defensive All-Rookie Team: Jeremy Chinn, Chase Young shine

Jeremy Chinn and Chase Young have gotten their NFL careers off to hot starts. Who joins them on Gil Brandt's Defensive All-Rookie Team?
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Ranking top candidates to win 2020 NFL Coach of the Year

Gil Brandt ranks his nine candidates in the race for Coach of the Year. Where do Ron Rivera, Kevin Stefanski and Brian Flores stand?
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2020 NFL playoff picture: Rookies who will shape postseason race

Will Tua Tagovailoa push the Dolphins into the playoffs? Can Justin Jefferson lift the Vikings? Gil Brandt ranks 12 rookies primed to impact the postseason race.
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2020 NFL playoff picture: Seven fringe teams I'm not counting out

Can Philip Rivers' Colts push their way into the playoffs? Will Kyler Murray's Cardinals stop their skid? Gil Brandt eyes fringe teams he's not counting out.
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Three NFL teams better than their records -- and three that are worse

Gil Brandt eyes three teams that are better than their records -- and three that are worse. Where do Russell Wilson's Seahawks land?
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Six players being asked to do too much in 2020

Do the Vikings even HAVE an offense outside of Dalvin Cook? Gil Brandt ranks six players being asked to do too much in 2020.
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Best second-year pros in the NFL: DK Metcalf, Kyler Murray lead way

Gil Brandt ranks the 11 most impactful second-year pros of 2020 so far. Where does Seahawks star receiver DK Metcalf sit?
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How Falcons, Texans can become competitive again

Should the Falcons hang on to Matt Ryan? How can the Texans maximize Deshaun Watson? Gil Brandt spells out paths to competitiveness for Atlanta and Houston.
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Top five Defensive Player of the Year candidates so far

Gil Brandt lists his top five Defensive Player of the Year candidates through Week 4 -- and some fresh faces rank highly.
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Ranking winless teams: Who rebounds? Who's toast?

Can the Eagles turn their season around? Will the Falcons shake two epic collapses? Gil Brandt ranks all seven winless teams.
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Five NFL offenses that can never be counted out in 2020

Gil Brandt names five offenses that can never be counted out -- including Patrick Mahomes' Chiefs, Russell Wilson's Seahawks and Josh Allen's Bills.
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Seven NFL players who will rebound from Week 1 stumbles

Don't write off Tom Brady, Saquon Barkley or Stephen Gostkowski just yet. Gil Brandt lists seven players who will bounce back from bumpy Week 1 performances.
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2020 NFL season: Nine players poised to earn a big payday

Will Cam Newton get a major raise in 2021? Can Nick Chubb secure a serious extension? Gil Brandt lists nine players set to strike it rich with their 2020 play.
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Ranking all eight divisions heading into the 2020 NFL season

Gil Brandt ranks all eight divisions. Do Russell Wilson's Seahawks push the NFC West into the top spot? What about the AFC West with Patrick Mahomes' Chiefs?
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NFL's five most/least enviable QB situations in 2020

Gil Brandt ranks the five most and least enviable quarterback situations across the NFL in 2020. Where do Tua Tagovailoa and Ryan Fitzpatrick's Miami Dolphins sit?
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Top 10 offensive-defensive duos in the NFL in 2020

Gil Brandt lists the top 10 offensive-defensive duos in the NFL. Where do Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and safety Tyrann Mathieu rank?
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Jeffery Simmons among D-linemen ready for Year 2 breakout

Gil Brandt ranks nine defensive linemen ready for Year 2 breakouts in 2020. Where do the Titans' Jeffery Simmons and the Raiders' Clelin Ferrell sit on the list?
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Ranking the past 10 MVP seasons: Lamar Jackson, Peyton Manning stand out

Lamar Jackson broke records en route to claiming the MVP award. But so did Peyton Manning in 2013. Whose MVP campaign was better? Gil Brandt ranks each of the past 10 MVP seasons.
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2020 NFL season: Ranking the offseason's top 10 traded players

Will DeAndre Hopkins turn the Cardinals into contenders? Is DeForest Buckner going to be a defensive game-changer for the Colts? Gil Brandt ranks the offseason's top 10 traded players heading into the 2020 NFL season.
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