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Danny Kelly

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Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Danny:

Grading Every Team’s Performance in the 2022 NFL Draft

All 262 picks are in the books. Who came out on top? → Read More

What’s Next for the Seattle Seahawks?

After trading away Russell Wilson, Seattle is entering a rebuild. Can Pete Carroll and John Schneider build another Super Bowl contender? → Read More

The Rams Had to Get Cooper Kupp Involved. And They Won the Super Bowl Once They Did.

All season, Kupp has been the go-to guy for Sean McVay and the Rams. And when it mattered most on Sunday, he filled that role once again. → Read More

Power-Ranking Every Team in the NFL Playoffs

The usual suspects—the Packers, Chiefs, and Buccaneers—are the favorites to make the Super Bowl. But there are plenty of squads that could play spoiler. Who will have the edge this postseason? → Read More

NFL Power Rankings: Aaron Rodgers Has Reached Football Nirvana

The Packers are the first team to clinch a postseason spot. But a consistently chaotic season has meant there is no clear Super Bowl favorite. → Read More

NFL Power Rankings: The Titans May Be Invincible

Despite losing key contributors, Tennessee just ripped off five wins in a row against 2020 playoff teams. Plus: The Cowboys look like a force, Patrick Mahomes is returning to form, and Cam Newton is back. → Read More

NFL Power Rankings: The Matthew Stafford–Cooper Kupp Connection Is Ridiculous

Plus, A.J. Brown has arrived just in time for the Titans, Justin Fields finally showed some promise, and Mike White breathed life into the Jets → Read More

NFL Power Rankings: The Cardinals Are a Legit Super Bowl Contender

Arizona was already the league’s last unbeaten team, and another impressive performance has proved that their success is no fluke. Plus, the Ravens are rounding into form, the Raiders might still be competitive, and Carson Wentz is bouncing back. → Read More

2021 NFL Preseason Power Rankings

The Buccaneers could be even better this year. Who is poised to knock them off their throne? → Read More

Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray Are Running Out of Time to Produce Fireworks

The vaunted Air Raid offense turned into the Horizontal Raid last season, and now the supposedly electric duo in Arizona faces a make-or-break season → Read More

Cam Newton’s Rookie Season Offered a Glimpse at the Future of the QB Position

The Panthers took an all-in approach to their talented rookie passer, building around his unique skill set with an offense that pulled concepts straight out of his college playbook. It’s an approach that has only become more common in the decade since. → Read More

Are the Saints Headed Toward Quarterback-by-Committee?

After months of practices and a preseason game, Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill remain neck-and-neck for New Orleans’s starting quarterback role. What will Sean Payton decide? → Read More

The Top 60 Rookies for Dynasty Fantasy Football

If you’re in a dynasty league, now is often the time of year to start thinking about how to reload your roster with young talent. Here’s how to get your rookie draft right. → Read More

The Ringer’s Way-Too-Early 2021 NFL Power Rankings

The Buccaneers and Chiefs could both be primed to run it back. What about the rest of the league? → Read More

The Buccaneers’ Offseason Additions Powered Their Super Bowl LV Win

It wasn’t just Tom Brady. Tampa Bay rebuilt its roster with several smart moves via free agency, trades, and the draft. Those players were crucial for the Bucs in their win over the Chiefs. → Read More

NFL Power Rankings: The Aaron Rodgers–Davante Adams Connection Is Unstoppable

The Packers offense looks capable of beating anyone this postseason. Plus, the Seahawks defense has bounced back in a big way, the Rams have a quarterback problem, and the Jaguars are set for a quick rebuild. → Read More

NFL Power Rankings: Are the Ravens Finally Finding Their Groove?

Baltimore has an easy schedule, but they also appear to be getting hot at the right time. Plus: The Chiefs retain the top spot, Philip Rivers holds off Father Time, and Jalen Hurts builds his résumé. → Read More

The 2021 NFL Draft Wide Receiver Class Could Be As Special As 2020’s

This year’s wide receiver class was the most hyped we’ve ever seen. Next year’s group—headlined by Ja’Marr Chase, DeVonta Smith, Jaylon Waddle, and many others—has the talent and depth to compete with that group. → Read More

NFL Power Rankings: The Saints Are Great No Matter Who Plays Quarterback

The Taysom Hill experiment worked in New Orleans, at least for now. Plus: Derrick Henry is a walking cliché, the Dolphins have a quarterback hiccup, and the Browns are built to win ugly. → Read More

NFL Power Rankings: The Steelers Are Finally Starting to Look Like an Unbeaten Team

Pittsburgh got a much-needed convincing win over an easy opponent. Plus: The Buccaneers’ roller coaster continues, Kyler Murray is the most exciting player in the league, and the Seahawks defense is a big problem. → Read More