And two of those goals were winners

he NFL has Luis Sardinas #16 Youth become more and more pass heavy in recent years. Although this obviously increases the value of elite quarterbacks, it has also increased the importance of the players who try to harass them. Although the 2017 NFL draft appears to be an unusually strong draft as a whole, it lacks an elite prospect at the quarterback position. Accordingly, all eyes have turned to Myles Garrett, the 2017 NFL draft's top edge-rusher prospect, who many believe will be the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. The question is: Will he measure up?SackSEER projections are based on a statistical analysis of the factors that have historically correlated to success as an NFL edge rusher. SackSEER has predicted success for many current stars, such as Von Miller, Khalil Mack and Justin Houston, while also identifying several high-profile busts at the edge rusher position, including Dion Jordan, Marcus Smith and Jarvis Jones. SackSEER had its fair share of misses as well, but it nevertheless provides a good starting point for discussing the likelihood that a pass-rushing prospect will collect high sack numbers at the NFL level. For more Jose Berrios #17 Authentic detail on how SackSEER works, check out the full detail at the bottom of the article.What follows is a ranking of the top edge-rusher prospects for 2017 according to our model, as well as one fairly highly regarded prospect the model thinks is likely to be a bust: Craig Custance: Sidney Crosby was great and goalie Marc-Andre Fleury saved the day, but put me down for Evgeni Malkin as MVP. He removed any concerns about his nagging upper-body injury fairly quickly and posted 11 points in five games. As good as the HBK (Hagelin-Bonino-Kessel) line was last spring, it's going to be really hard to slow down a line featuring Malkin and Phil Kessel, especially when you have to focus on Crosby on another line. Rob Vollman: Pittsburgh's first-round MVP was its captain, Crosby. Even when he's not leading the team in scoring, he's tying up top opponents so that someone like Malkin can.EDITOR'S PICKSPenguins eliminate Blue Jackets with 5-2 win in Game 5Sidney Crosby and Scott Wilson scored 51 seconds apart in the third period, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins Authentic Christian Vazquez #7 Youth eliminate the Columbus Blue Jackets with a 5-2 win in Game 5 of their first-round serieKiddin' Kessel killing it in the playoffsIt might be a surprise to find out Phil Kessel is funny. But it's likely not a surprise to see him take charge in big situations of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the most important time of the year.2017 Stanley Cup playoffs coverageVisit the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs page to get dates, game schedules, team matchups and featured news all the way into the finals on ESPN.Joe McDonald: The easy choice would be Crosby, with Fleury a close second. The Penguins would not have advanced to the second round without the performances of either, but I have to give forward Bryan Rust a ton of credit for his offensive prowess. He had four goals, including two in Game 5, and finished the series with a plus-5. He now has seven goals in nine career elimination games.Scott Burnside: I'll go off the grid and go with the unheralded 22-year-old Jake Guentzel, who finished the first round with five goals and an assist. Guentzel, playing mostly with Crosby, is the first player to score five goals in his first four playoff games since Maurice "Rocket" Richard did it in 1944. Not bad company. And two of those goals were winners.

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