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Samuel Gold
Sam founded NFL Breakdowns after working his way through the journalist farm system and is enjoying life in the big league. Growing up outside of Washington, D.C., Sam didn’t choose the Redskins, the Redskins chose him. Out of a love for the game and an insatiable curiosity to determine why his beloved team was underperforming, Sam turned to studying film in NFL Breakdowns. Follow me @SamuelRGold. For all of Sam's articles: Click Here. Sam is a guest contributor at Upvoted.com by Reddit, InsideThePylon, and RedskinsCapitalConnection.
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Why Eddie Lacy is a good fit for the Seahawks run game

The Seattle Seahawks signed Eddie Lacy to a one-year deal worth up to $4.25 million in March, four years after he went one pick ahead of their selection in the 2013 draft. For this video, I tracked all of his carries from 2016 to determine the Green&he…

Jul 08, 2017 Samuel Gold
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Analyzing Taco Charlton’s Fit In Cowboys’ 4-3 Over Defense

After a stellar career at Michigan, Taco Charlton entered the 2017 NFL Draft and was selected by the Dallas Cowboys with the 28th overall pick. Charlton is a smooth athlete who has the length and size 4-3 defensive coordinators look for in a defensive&…

Jul 05, 2017 Samuel Gold
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T.J. Watt’s fit in Steelers’ defense as an edge defender

At Wisconsin, T.J. Watt started his career as a tight end, then moved to line backer before his 2015 season. Due to knee injuries, he did not get significant playing time until the 2016 season. In just one season starting, Watt proved he is an every&he…

Jul 02, 2017 Samuel Gold
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Evan Engram’s fit in Ben McAdoo’s offense

Evan Engram was the nation’s leader in receiving yards for tight ends last season and earned First-Team All-American honors. At Ole Miss, Engram was consistently put in a position to succeed as a focal point in their scheme. In this video,… A…

Jun 29, 2017 Samuel Gold
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Malik McDowell’s fit in Seahawks’ 4-3 Under defense

Malik McDowell is a freak athlete and has incredible burst off the line of scrimmage. The Michigan State defender has loose hips and has shown on tape that he has the potential to be a playmaker in the NFL. The main reason why he fell out of the first&…

Jun 26, 2017 Samuel Gold
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Derek Barnett’s hustle defines his game as a pass rusher

With the 14th pick in the NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles picked Derek Barnett out of Tennessee. This edge defender was one of the most productive pass rushers in college since he started as a true freshman for the Volunteers. In three seasons,&hell…

Jun 23, 2017 Samuel Gold
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C.J. Beathard’s fit in Kyle Shanahan’s offense

This offseason, Kyle Shanahan was hired as the San Francisco 49ers’ head coach after Jed York fired Chip Kelly. In his first draft with the 49ers, Shanahan and General Manager Jon Lynch picked C.J. Beathard (pronounced “Beh-third”)… Articl…

Jun 20, 2017 Samuel Gold
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Amara Darboh is the new Jermaine Kearse

In the third round, the Seattle Seahawks took Amara Darboh out of Michigan. Standing at 6’2 and 214 pounds, he was the Wolverine’s leading receiver in 2016. At Michigan, he improved each season getting better at route running and proved… Art…

Jun 17, 2017 Samuel Gold
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Jonathan Allen’s elite hand usage makes him steal of draft

Jonathan Allen was one of my favorite prospects in the NFL Draft. Getting picked by the Washington Redskins at 17, he was the steal on Thursday night. His hand usage is what makes him an elite prospect as very few prospects know how to use them as&hell…

Jun 14, 2017 Samuel Gold
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How Myles Garrett fits in Gregg Williams’ 4-3 Under defense

The Cleveland Browns picked Myles Garrett first overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. Garrett is an explosive athlete with the length and strength to be a dominant pass rushing threat in Gregg Williams’ defense. At Texas A&M, he frequently… Arti…

May 20, 2017 Samuel Gold
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