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.)
On this week's Off The Charts podcast, Aaron Schatz and Matt Manocherian talk about some of the best and most interesting under-the-radar moves of free agency, including Steven Nelson, Matt Paradis, and Adrian Amos. Plus, Buffalo throws a bunch of spaghetti at the offensive line. (Click for audio link.)
Well, so much for that. Tom Dundon invested $250 million in funding into the league, but has apparently decided that the league doesn't have the $20 million it needs to get to the end of its first season. So yet another one of these spring leagues either a) doesn't have the patience to build over a period of multiple years and/or b) completely misread the research it did on financial viability. You're up next, XFL.
As you'd expect, Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins are statistically the most promising quarterback prospects in this year's draft ... but how do we account for their inexperience when the track record for one-year college starters is so poor?
This week, Aaron Schatz and Matt Manocherian are joined by Mike Tanier to discuss Moneyball heresies. Was it right for the Sloan Analyics Conference to give an award to the Raiders for the Khalil Mack trade? Do we now have a problem where "analytics" has become synonymous in many circles with "tanking?" What really is the value of a draft pick compared to a veteran? (Click for audio link.)