What Actually Wins NFL Games? Not What Conventional Wisdom Wants You To Believe!

Team-building is just a fascinating phenomenon is sports, and, honestly, it is my favorite part about studying them. There are so many different strategies that lead executives take towards building a championship-caliber roster, and since they come from different backgrounds, their values are completely different. There isn’t a sport where this isn’t more obvious than in the NFL. While more executives are “analytically-minded” and have … Continue reading What Actually Wins NFL Games? Not What Conventional Wisdom Wants You To Believe!

Ranking Each NFL Team’s Future Outlook Through a Systematic Lens

As we get closer to the NFL season, there will be plenty of debate on how the top teams in the NFL are, and who will win Super Bowl LV. However, since we’re in a “dead period” of the NFL offseason, now would seem like a great time to look towards the future. Today, we’ll look at each team’s future, ranking them based on their … Continue reading Ranking Each NFL Team’s Future Outlook Through a Systematic Lens

Ranking The Top 105 Offensive Tackles From a Mathematical Perspective

We’ve ranked the top quarterbacks in the NFL, as well as his skill position players, but now, it’s time to focus on the players that protect those franchise players. It’s not as valuable as having a #1 receiver, but being at least average on the offensive line is critical- as we’ve seen with teams like the Browns, poor tackle play can really destroy a team’s … Continue reading Ranking The Top 105 Offensive Tackles From a Mathematical Perspective

Ranking The Top 130 Wide Receivers From a Mathematical Perspective

Recently, we let the numbers decide who the top running backs in the NFL were. Today, we’ll shift to a much more important skill position. Wide receiver is the most important non-quarterback position in the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus’ Wins Above Replacement (WAR) metric, so if there’s any position that can move the needle, it’s this one. The difference between an elite receiver and an … Continue reading Ranking The Top 130 Wide Receivers From a Mathematical Perspective

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