Weekly, we take a look around the SB Nation family of NFL blogs. Here are the news stories and analysis they are discussing.
‘More collaborative’ Bill Belichick part of Patriots’ new draft approach – Pats Pulpit
Robert Kraft spoke about seeing a different approach from his team regarding the draft.
Jets Trade Sam Darnold To Panthers For Draft Picks – Gang Green Nation
The New York Jets have traded quarterback Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers in exchange for the Panthers’ sixth round selection in the 2021 NFL draft and the Panthers’ second and fourth round…
2021 NFL Draft: Buffalo Bills needs coming into focus following free agency – Buffalo Rumblings
Brandon Beane is the man.
Rookie Revisit: Lamar Jackson & Baker Mayfield’s 2018 finale – Baltimore Beatdown
Let’s go back to the Week 17 bout between the two
Will the Steelers be able to plug all the holes on their roster? – Behind the Steel Curtain
The Steelers are starting to run out of time to sure up some key positions.
NFL free agency rumors: Bengals open to bringing back Geno Atkins, per report – Cincy Jungle
Duke Tobin had an interesting answer in regards to the team reuniting with Atkins.
Brownies & Frownies: Free agency Edition – Dawgs By Nature
Important aspect of building the Browns with a flurry of signings
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Comparing Trevor Lawrence to other No. 1 overall quarterbacks – Big Cat Country
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Film Room: Chris Ballard finds a gem in Guard Chris Reed – Stampede Blue
Chris Reed looks to be excellent depth for the Colts in 2021
What if the Denver Broncos sold the farm for Justin Fields? – Mile High Report
Could George Paton trade up for a quarterback? Should he?
NFL draft 2021: How far Las Vegas Raiders can move up – Silver And Black Pride
Las Vegas could get back into first round
Minnesota’s Rashod Bateman could replace Watkins as Chiefs’ X receiver – Arrowhead Pride
29 Days of Draftmas continues with a wideout who is strong at the catch point — and has room to develop.
New York Giants (via Big Blue View)
Giants’ 2021 schedule: Just how tough is it? – Big Blue View
DK Nation measures the schedule’s difficulty several ways
Sam Darnold trade doesn’t necessarily help the Eagles – Bleeding Green Nation
Thanks for nothing, Joe Douglas!
An option for the most important position to fill in the draft for the Cowboys, but is it a good one? – Blogging The Boys
The Cowboys have needs in the 2021 draft, but which one rises to the top?
How often is the first QB selected the best in his draft class? – Hogs Haven
And other questions
Quarterback Scarcity Is Over, Part 3: Analytics struggled with college QBs, but it’s getting better – Acme Packing Company
Once upon a time, Brian Brohm broke football analytics…
Detroit Lions sign CB Quinton Dunbar to 1-year contract – Pride Of Detroit
Dunbar was one of the best CBs in the NFL in 2019.
Chicago Bears expectations roundtable: The offense, the rub – Windy City Gridiron
There’s a little over three weeks to go before the 2021 NFL Draft. At this very moment, are the Bears better, worse, or about the same as last season? A WCG staff debate.
Report: Jeff Gladney arrested for felony family violence assault – Daily Norseman
This doesn’t sound good
NFL Draft 2021: A case for the Saints taking a cornerback in the first round – Canal Street Chronicles
The short version is that it’s hard to camouflage a bad defensive back
What trade package should the Falcons look for with the #4 pick? – The Falcoholic
Here’s what we’d be looking for in a trade back.
The Panthers are acquiring Jets quarterback Sam Darnold – Cat Scratch Reader
Carolina sends a 2021 sixth round pick, plus 2022 second round and fourth round picks for the Jets’ former first round pick.
The Bucs don’t really need Antonio Brown – Bucs Nation
With all of the talent that Tampa Bay brings to the field, there’s no reason to throw the kitchen sink at AB.
2021 NFL Draft QB rankings: Which of Justin Fields, Mac Jones, and Trey Lance fits the 49ers best? – Niners Nation
Assuming Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson are gone, which of the remaining quarterbacks should the 49ers draft?
Recapping Cardinals free agent haul so far with the 2021 NFL Draft 24 days away – Revenge of the Birds
J.J. Watt, AJ Green, Rodney Hudson, and Matt Prater have a combined 17 Pro Bowl selections
Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)
Why WR Tyler Lockett could feast in Seahawks new offensive system – Field Gulls
When the Seattle Seahawks take the field this fall they will be sporting the new offense of Shane Waldron, and fans and observers alike are excited for the potential of the team in the new system….
NFL exec: Rams fleeced rest of league with Matt Stafford trade – Turf Show Times
Of all the changes at quarterback in 2021, nothing is likely to come near the difference of Jared Goff and Stafford