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
With the 2020-2021 NFL season now over, it is officially the offseason! To be fair, there really isn’t an offseason in professional sports- activity happens year-round! As we get farther into the offseason, we will get to see how each front office goes about building their rosters. The best part about this? No two general managers are alike! Some will prioritize adding star talent through … Continue reading Stars or Depth? What Is The Best Way To Build an NFL Roster?
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’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
It may not be flashy or sexy, but more than anything, the outcome of a football game often comes down to five 300 pound men on the offensive trenches. If an offensive line cannot protect their quarterback or open up running lanes, it’s nearly impossible for an offense to function properly. Therefore, having a strong offensive line may be, outside of having a reliable quarterback, … Continue reading Top Ten Offensive Lines
Two more divisions to go! Let’s take a closer look at the NFC South. First: Atlanta Falcons (12-4) Even though they didn’t win the division a year ago, the Falcons are clearly the best team in the NFC South. Quarterback Matt Ryan has so many weapons with two good running backs in Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman, one of the league’s best wide receiving corps … Continue reading NFC South Preview and Prediction