07 Jan 2006
I was excited when I saw that SI.com had interviewed an NFC scout and an AFC scout to ask them for their insights on the playoffs. Then I read the scouts' insights. To say I was underwhelmed would be an overwhelming understatement.
Did you know that Seattle has a tremendous back in Shaun Alexander? Did you know that the Colts aren't very big on defense? If not, you might find this informative. What disappointed me most was the way offensive linemen were almost completely ignored. Exactly two linemen were mentioned by name. We learned that Indianapolis tackle Ryan Diem is injured, and that Seattle loves to run behind Walter Jones. Other than that, the scouts SI.com interviewed didn't have a single thing to say about any of the 60 linemen who will start in the playoffs this year.
18 comments, Last at 14 Feb 2006, 3:20pm by Jasmin Doss
Thanks a lot, Dak Prescott. Now more people will think the fourth round is still a gold mine for quarterbacks, but the data says otherwise. The update to our quarterback draft study for 1994-2016 shows little has changed: finding a good QB is really hard.