We are less than a month away from the NFL Draft! Without an NFL Combine and coming off of a COVID-19 impacted season where schedules were limited to within conferences and were of unequal length, in addition to many players simply not playing, this hasn’t exactly been the smoothest of draft cycles. Yet, by all indications, this is an incredibly talented draft class filled with … Continue reading Official 2021 NFL Draft Prospect Model Projections
We’re in the midst of a historic time of football, with respects to blockbuster trades. Since the NFL was established, there have been eight trades involving two first-round picks for an established player, and four of them have come in the past two years. The latest monster transaction took place on Saturday, as the Seahawks shipped two first-round picks, a third-round pick, and safety Bradley … Continue reading Reacting to Jamal Adams Trade: What is The Value To Having One Defensive Star?
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
We have officially made it! For the last month, the numbers have given us an idea of who the top players are at every position, and today, we’ll finish up the series by looking at the top safeties in the NFL. Since we’re combining rangy free safeties with versatile chess-pieces, there are a lot of different styles of players on this list, which is what … Continue reading Ranking The Top 116 Safeties From a Mathematical Perspective
The time has finally come; it’s time to complete our top ten NFL position rankings. After looking at cornerbacks, let’s look at the back-end of the defense by ranking the top ten safeties in the NFL. This is a very complex position; safeties need to be excellent in coverage, but they also are the last defense in run defense. Surprisingly, this also happens to be … Continue reading Top Ten Safeties