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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.

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, he t…

Jun 23, 2017 Samuel Gold

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”) from Iowa in t…

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 to be a ver…

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 well…

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 dealt with d…

May 20, 2017 Samuel Gold
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Ethan Pocic is a huge upgrade for Seahawks’ offensive line

The NFL Draft is officially over and now it’s time to look at how the different players fit their new NFL teams. Ethan Pocic, a center the Seattle Seahawks drafted in the second round, was LSU’s most versatile player. Even though he played most of …

May 17, 2017 Samuel Gold

Grading the first round quarterbacks: Trubisky, Mahomes, Watson

Three quarterbacks were taken in the first 12 picks of the 2017 NFL Draft: The Chicago Bears chose Mitch Trubisky at 2nd overall, the Kansas City Chiefs chose Patrick Mahomes at 10th overall, and the Houston Texans chose Deshaun Watson at 12th overall.…

May 14, 2017 Samuel Gold
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Seahawks should draft Ryan Ramczyk if he is available

Ryan Ramczyk’s (pronounced “Ram-Check”) path to the draft has been rather interesting. After he was a First-Team All-State tackle in high school, he turned down offers from major FBS programs to enter a technical school. He then transferred to th…

May 11, 2017 Samuel Gold
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DeShone Kizer is the number one quarterback in the draft

If you are a fan of college football, you will remember when Notre Dame opened their season versus the University of Texas in Austin. I say that because this game was absolutely incredible. It featured an epic back-and-forth match that went into double…

May 09, 2017 Samuel Gold
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