Tag Archives: NFL Draft

Do NFL Teams Think the Combine Matters: Defense

By Anthony Zonfrelli As I studied the predictive value of NFL combine events on the draft picks of offensive players, this post examines which combine tests NFL front offices tend to focus on when selecting defensive recruits. This analysis, coupled … Continue reading

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Do NFL Teams Think the Combine Matters: Offense

By Anthony Zonfrelli Last February, HSAC member Kevin Meers analyzed which combine events (namely 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical leap, broad jump, 20-yard shuttle, and 3-cone drill) actually translate into future NFL success for each position. The original article used … Continue reading

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Why Any NFL GM Who Reads Bleacher Report Should Be Fired: A Response to “Why Any NFL GM Who Uses the Harvard NFL Pick Value Chart Should Be Fired”

In April, a writer for the Bleacher Report (BR) attempted to critique a new pick value chart for the NFL draft that I created and that HSAC published. There are many legitimate criticisms of my work in that article that … Continue reading

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Equally Inaccurate: An Analysis of Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay’s Draft Rankings

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Don’t Trade Up in the NFL Draft

As the draft looms tomorrow night, NFL teams are (hopefully) finalizing their draft boards and trying to make plans for every conceivable contingency. Whether or not they want to trade, and in which direction, is surely one of those considerations. … Continue reading

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Analyzing the NFL Draft: The Safest Positions to Target in the First Round

by Robert Bedetti ESPN is once again allowing Mel Kiper to flaunt his homemade haircut and scowl on live television, which can only mean one thing: draft day is approaching. As we count down the days to the start of … Continue reading

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Running Back Evaluation in the NFL Draft: Part II

by Sam Waters Last week we looked at expected production for running backs based on pick number in the NFL draft. Using a logistic regression, we found the price NFL teams currently pay in terms of draft picks for a … Continue reading

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