It's New York, New York on the latest Off The Charts podcast, as we talk about the Mike Maccagnan firing for the Jets as well as ways the Giants could improve their running game in 2019. Then we explore Sports Info Solutions' new Targets Above Expectation stat a little bit more. (Click for audio link.)
I love fun little historical pieces like this one from Eric Edholm over at Yahoo! Sports. Even if he doesn't go too far back in time, we don't remember a lot of these failures, but they're pretty bad. In the draft where they took JaMarcus Russell, the Raiders also cut the first pick of the third round before he ever played for them! Which 1-2 punch was worse: Troy Williamson-Erasmus James or A.J. Jenkins-LaMichael James? That's all covered here.
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This week's Off The Charts podcast takes on some of the more extreme ideas being put out on analytics Twitter before getting into an in-depth discussion of some of the more interesting drafts by team. (Click for audio link.)
We've got a very special Off The Charts podcast recorded right after the end of the first round of the 2019 NFL draft. We review all the picks and trades. What made the Giants think Daniel Jones should be the second quarterback off the board? How did Washington win by staying put? How bad was Houston's reach for a tackle Sports Info Solutions ranked tenth at the position? And how much did Seattle clean up on trades? All this and more. (Click for audio link.)
A shortened podcast this week, with a small draft preview and some discussion of the Frank Clark trade. There will also be a bonus edition of Off The Charts on Friday morning covering the first round of the draft. (Click for audio link.)
A fun exercise here from Yahoo's Jay Busbee, and fun to discuss and debate. I was disappointed that Jay Berwanger was not in last place, but Jay only went back through the 52 years of the combined draft starting in 1967. Peyton Manning is No. 1. Last place goes not to the worst player, but to the player who provided the least amount of value to the team that drafted him: Bo Jackson.
This week, Matt Manocherian and Aaron Schatz welcome NFL Next Gen Stats researcher Keegan Abdoo. We talk about draft strategies, defensive research, the Josh Rosen situation, and Keegan's career trajectory. (Click for audio link.)
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FO's Aaron Schatz and Nathan Forster appeared on Kevin Cole's "What Would Sashi Do?" podcast to discuss the FO draft models and what they say about 2019's prospects. Come dive in-depth into QBASE, SackSEER, BackCAST, and Playmaker Score.
It's another week off this week for Aaron Schatz, so Matt Manocherian welcomes John Todd and Nathan Cooper back to break down the offensive line, running back, tight end and linebacker position groups for the 2019 NFL draft based on the SIS Rookie Handbook rankings. (Click to read more.)