Jovan Alford - Football Analysis

Grading The Deal: Raiders Secure Future With Derek Carr Extension

by Jovan Alford

Jun 26, 2017 7:54 PM

The Raiders have one of the NFL's best young quarterbacks in Derek Carr and they can now focus on building around him. Read more »

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Reevaluating The Quarterbacks Of The 2012 NFL Draft

by Jovan Alford

Apr 22, 2017 4:58 PM

With Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck, Ryan Tannehill, Kirk Cousins, Robert Griffin III, Brock Osweiler, Brandon Weeden and Nick Foles, the 2012 draft class at quarterback has already been incredibly fascinating. Read more »
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Patriots Never Rest On Their Laurels Or Their Roster

by Jovan Alford

Mar 28, 2017 2:00 PM

The three constants of the Patriots have been Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and roster overhauls. Read more »

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The Falcons' Complete Turnaround

by Jovan Alford

Matt Ryan and Julio Jones have received the individual accolades this season, but the Falcons simply have evolved into a more complete team in 2016. Read more »
How San Diego's Offense Has Remained Productive Despite Injuries

by Jovan Alford

The Chargers lost Keenan Allen and Danny Woodhead early in the season, but the emergence of Melvin Gordon and Tyrell Williams has allowed the offense to continue to put up major points. Read more »
How The Cardinals Have Fallen Off From 2015

by Jovan Alford

The Cardinals' offense has struggled in 2016 as has the ability of their defense to generate turnovers. Read more »
Dolphins Find Success With Strength Of Run Game, Defense

by Jovan Alford

When you run the ball and get turnovers on defense, you will always have a strong chance to win the game. These are the keys to success for Miami, but more importantly an identity they've embraced under Adam Gase. Read more »
The NFL's Breakout Candidates: Melvin Gordon

by Jovan Alford

If the Chargers' offensive line can stay healthy along with Melvin Gordon just playing with confidence and letting the game come to him, he could breakout with over 1,000 yards rushing. Read more »
The NFL's Breakout Candidates: Donte Moncrief

by Jovan Alford

The Colts aren't quite as deep this season at wide receiver which will give Donte Moncrief every opportunity to emerge as their No. 2 option. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Muhammad Wilkerson, Jets Beat Deadline

by Jovan Alford

The Jets' defensive line will continue to be an area of strength with Muhammad Wilkerson re-signed on an $86 million deal. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Von Miller Signs Record Deal With Broncos

by Jovan Alford

Von Miller will be the focal point of the Broncos' defense and will have to live up to the contract of being the highest paid defensive player in the game. Read more »
Hybrid Safeties Becoming Permanent Trend In NFL

by Jovan Alford

Instead of having three linebackers on the field for a crucial third down, teams that have a hybrid safety can now have two linebackers on the field because the hybrid safety can act as that third linebacker or extra safety. Read more »
David Gettleman Sticks To His Philosophy Of Building The Defense

by Jovan Alford

Dave Gettleman is trying to prove with his team building philosophy that defense can win championships and you have to address it not only in free agency but in the draft. Read more »
Top 10 NFL Free Agents Of 2016

by Jovan Alford

While the 2016 NFL free agent class may not be as star-studded as in previous offseasons, there is depth and playmakers on both sides of the ball that can push teams over the top. Read more »
The Return Of Doug Martin

by Jovan Alford

Doug Martin had a bounce back season just in time for free agency. Martin and the Buccaneers enter the offseason needing each other. Read more »
Jordan Reed's Integral Role For Washington

by Jovan Alford

Jordan Reed helped Washington become a playoff team in 2015 while he emerged as one of the NFL's best young tight ends. Read more »
Aaron Donald And The NFL's New Defensive Tackle Prototype

by Jovan Alford

The way Aaron Donald has dominated with his quick first step and versatility has made him the new prototype at defensive tackle. Read more »
Raiders' Rebuild Has Been Centered On Smart Draft Picks

by Jovan Alford

The future for the Raiders on the field is bright as they have young talent at all the right positions for a division that could be for the taking in the next few years. Read more »
Colts Dragged Down By Not Enough Production From Drafts

by Jovan Alford

The Colts' inability to find sufficient production in the draft since selecting Andrew Luck was a clear issue in 2015. Read more »
Dan Quinn And The Falcons' Subtle Improvement On Defense

by Jovan Alford

The Falcons' defense moved up from 32nd in 2014 in Dan Quinn's first season, but there is significantly more improvement needed than their early success seemed to suggest. Read more »

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