2021 NFL Draft: Preseason Rankings Through An Analytical Lens

At the moment, it’s unclear if there will be college football this fall. However, the NFL Draft will still go on, and, thus, we need to be looking ahead; it’s never too early to project the best college prospects to the NFL level! Based on past research conducted at this website in the past, I’ve put together an objective model in order to identify not … Continue reading 2021 NFL Draft: Preseason Rankings Through An Analytical Lens

2020 NFL Draft: Day Three Grades/Analysis

The first days of the draft are what matters the most, but it’s the steals that teams find on the final day of the draft that can be the finishing touch that puts a team over the edge. Plenty of talented players were selected today, so we’ll go to team-by-team, grading each of their picks! Arizona Cardinals Round 4, Pick 113: IDL Leki Fotu, Utah … Continue reading 2020 NFL Draft: Day Three Grades/Analysis

2020 NFL Draft Day Two Live Coverage/Analysis

After a very exciting first day of the day, it’s time for rounds two and three! There are still plenty of talented players left on the board, and this could be where certain teams truly “win” the draft! Throughout these two rounds, I’ll be giving instant grades and analysis for each pick made. #33 Pick: Bengals Select WR Tee Higgins Grade: A The Bengals have … Continue reading 2020 NFL Draft Day Two Live Coverage/Analysis

2020 NFL Draft Live Coverage/Analysis

It’s finally here! With so much uncertainty, especially at the top, this figures to be one of the most exciting and shocking drafts in recent memory. Throughout the first round, we’ll go through every pick, with live grades/analysis. Before the draft starts, he is my official “what I think happens” mock draft: CIN- QB Joe Burrow WSH- EDGE Chase Young DET- CB Jeff Okudah NYG- … Continue reading 2020 NFL Draft Live Coverage/Analysis

The Ten Greatest Misconceptions About The NFL Draft

Every offseason, the NFL draft process is a very extensive one for analysts, front offices and fans, who do as much research they can to dictate what is the right approach to take to bolster their team’s roster. However, during this time, fans get a lot their information from draft analysts, but unfortunately, they are often misinformed. Even worse, teams fall into this same trap, … Continue reading The Ten Greatest Misconceptions About The NFL Draft

2020 NFL Draft Position-By-Position Breakdown

Between our rankings of prospects per position, our positional adjusted big board, a sample “what I would do” mock draft, and our team-by-team previews, we’ve certainly gone over what each team should do in the NFL draft. However, it’s now time for us to focus on the specific prospects. Today, we’ll go position-by-position, picking a prospect for each of the following classifications: best player, most … Continue reading 2020 NFL Draft Position-By-Position Breakdown

How NFL Teams Can Take Advantage of Positional Value When Building Their Roster

With the NFL Draft fast approaching, we’ll hear a lot about the foundational positions in football, and how finding players at those positions is paramount. That conventional wisdom is correct, but what follows isn’t. For a long time, quarterback, left tackle, and edge rusher have been considered the most important positions in football. However, that is not the case; as the style of play has … Continue reading How NFL Teams Can Take Advantage of Positional Value When Building Their Roster

Altering The Process Of Evaluating MLB Prospects

Yesterday, we took a closer look at positional value in baseball, and how front offices can use it to gain a competitive edge over other teams. However, there is an even greater flaw that front offices can capitalize on, and it’s with evaluating prospects. Currently, we aren’t modifying our prospect boards enough to account for positional value, but that has to change. In this article, … Continue reading Altering The Process Of Evaluating MLB Prospects

The Ultimate Positional Value 2020 NFL Draft Board

Every year, NFL Draft analysts put together their draft boards, but most of the time, they aren’t properly adjusted towards positional value. However, since positional value ultimately tends to determine where players are, and should be, drafted, I decided to alter my big board in order to properly compensate for it. Based off of several data points from Pro Football Focus, I’ve not only been able to … Continue reading The Ultimate Positional Value 2020 NFL Draft Board

2020 NFL Draft: Top Ten Cornerbacks

We’ve gone through the entire front seven with out 2020 NFL Draft position rankings, but now, it’s time to get to the most valuable defensive position- cornerback. Though many believe that rushing the passer is the most important part of defensive play, having strong cornerback play forces the quarterback to hold onto the ball longer, which in turn  leads to more sacks. Therefore, in order … Continue reading 2020 NFL Draft: Top Ten Cornerbacks