Reacting To Chris Jones, Myles Garrett, and Derrick Henry Extensions: NFL Teams Clearly Still Behind The Curve

The week of July 15th is always a busy time for business in the NFL- it’s the deadline for players on the franchise tag to sign new extensions. For the most part, the attention was on quarterback Dak Prescott’s negotiations with the Cowboys, but instead, three different players signed new massive contracts. It’s nice to see Chris Jones, Myles Garrett, and Derrick Henry get rewarded … Continue reading Reacting To Chris Jones, Myles Garrett, and Derrick Henry Extensions: NFL Teams Clearly Still Behind The Curve

Fine-Tuning Wins Above Replacement To Better Capture an NFL Player’s $/Year Value

  Whereas baseball is filled with advanced statistics, other sports, particularly football, have lagged behind. For analysis, the common fan too often turns to unstable, flawed statistics such as yards gained/allowed, turnovers, and touchdowns, and, as a result, NFL players tend to be more polarizing than MLB players- analysts are using different variables to compare players. Luckily for us,¬†Pro Football Focus’¬†grades and new Wins Above … Continue reading Fine-Tuning Wins Above Replacement To Better Capture an NFL Player’s $/Year Value

Ranking The Top 152 Cornerbacks From a Mathematical Perspective

We’ve officially ranked the top players at each position in a defensive front seven, so now, it’s time to turn our attention to the most valuable part of a defense- the cornerbacks. With the way that passing offenses have evolved, teams have no choice but to be extremely deep at this position, regardless of what defensive scheme they run. At the same time, this tends … Continue reading Ranking The Top 152 Cornerbacks From a Mathematical Perspective

Ranking The Top 131 Interior Defensive Linemen From a Mathematical Perspective

As the NFL has evolved into a dynamic passing league, the need for interior defensive linemen has gone down. However, if you can effectively rush the passer, interior defenders can definitely still make an impact, and overall, this is a rather deep position. Placing an emphasis on pass-rush ability, we’ll let the numbers dictate who the top players are at this position. Before we start, … Continue reading Ranking The Top 131 Interior Defensive Linemen From a Mathematical Perspective

NFL Free Agency Recap/Analysis: AFC

We are two weeks removed from the beginning of the legal tampering period, and for the most part, NFL free agency has been settled. Sure, there are still some impact veterans on the open market, but most teams have already spent a large amount of their cap space, and there is no way to know when Jadeveon Clowney, Prince Amukamara, Logan Ryan, Everson Griffen, and … Continue reading NFL Free Agency Recap/Analysis: AFC

Top Ten Interior Defensive Linemen

After completing our offensive position lists, it’s time to shift over to the defense. We’ll start with the interior defensive line, which is a very fun to position to analyze, since there are a lot of skills needed. As an interior defensive lineman, you need to be able to defend the run, but even more importantly, you have to be able to rush the passer. … Continue reading Top Ten Interior Defensive Linemen