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By Marc Lawrence – The 2020 PLAYBOOK Football Preview Guide magazine exclusive report:: After squaring off against the softest NFL Strength of Schedule each of the last two years based on opponent’s projected season win total for the upcoming season, New England will face the most difficult Strength Of Schedule in 2020 based on opponent’s overall win-loss record last season .537.

Birds of a Feather

Pro Football Focus reports that Clemson CB A.J. Terrell is one of few cornerbacks in this class with high-end movement skills, and it’s likely the primary reason Atlanta took him off the board at No. 16. He needs to get better at the catch point and develop better ball skills, but his match-and-mirror ability is evident … Third round selection Temple center Matt Hennessy can play on the move. That’s a coveted skill at the center position today. But we worry about his high-cut, slight build holding up at center against power. He ranked fourth among centers and 103rd among all players on PFF’s big board. Stud center Alex Mack has shown flickers of decline. He’ll be 35 at the end of this season and no longer under contract. And so Hennessy steps into an ideal scenario: a starting job waiting in the wing, thus becoming Atlanta’s steal of the draft … For more on the Falcons draft and a composite review of their grade from 4 of the nation’s leading football authorities, click here.

Trending Today

You can pencil QB Ian Book on the Heisman Trophy watch list for 2020. With 33 wins over the past three seasons, the always-popular Dame will look run up a heavy dose of style points for its emerging, popular quarterback. However, before anointing Book, the Irish will first need to overcome a few ugly hurdles that they been unable to clear, including not winning a national championship since 1988, nor a major bowl game since the conclusion of the 1993 season. But talk is cheap, unless Book can carry the Irish to the Promised Land.

Grinding Out The Profits

2020 PLAYBOOK Football Preview Guide magazine exclusive report:: After squaring off against the softest NFL Strength of Schedule each of the last two years based on opponent’s projected season win total for the upcoming season, New England will face the most difficult Strength Of Schedule in 2020 based on opponent’s overall win-loss record last season .537.

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