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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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Running Back Evaluation in the NFL Draft: Part I

by Sam Waters Last week, the Houston Texans signed running back Arian Foster to a five year, $43.5 million deal. Foster, an undrafted free agent out of Tennessee in 2009, was toiling in obscurity heading into the 2010 season. Five … Continue reading

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Follow Up: Redskins Trade for RGIII

After I posted my analysis of the Redskins’ trade for Robert Griffin III, a few readers asked how good Robert Griffin III would have to be if the Washington Redskins more properly valued their future draft picks. In my previous … Continue reading

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Evaluating the Redskins Trade for Robert Griffin III

On Friday night, reports emerged that the Washington Redskins had agreed to give the St. Louis Rams their first and second round picks this year, along with their 2013 and 2014 first round picks in exchange for the second overall … Continue reading

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Does the NFL Combine Matter: Defense

Like yesterday’s post, this study examines the predictive value of some of the measurements taken at the NFL combine: height, weight, 40-yard dash, 20-yard shuttle, cone drill, bench press repetitions, vertical leap, and broad jump. I used these metrics to … Continue reading

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