The so-called Underwear Olympics aren't just a show—history says that workout-warrior edge rushers like the former Georgia star often succeed in the NFL.
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Our BackCAST metrics make it clear: the Iowa State star is the best running back prospect in this year's draft.
Here's the ESPN+ version of our SackSEER projections for edge rushers in the 2022 draft. The top three prospects are packed tightly together with a surprising No. 1. The full list will run on Football Outsiders later this week.
Here are the 2022 BackCAST running back projections over at ESPN+. Is Breece Hall the next Jonathan Taylor? Is Kenneth Walker a little overrated? A full list of prospects will run here on Football Outsiders later this week.
It's a close race, but our Playmaker Score favors the Arkansas product over Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave, or Jameson Williams.
Here's the ESPN+ version of our Playmaker Score projections for college wide receivers in 2022, led by Treylon Burks of Arkansas. The full list will run on Football Outsiders later this week.
Our running back projections agree with the conventional wisdom that Clemon's Travis Etienne and Alabama's Najee Harris are the top prospects in this year's draft. After that, however, things diverge quickly.
Now up on ESPN+, here's our BackCAST running back projections for the 2021 draft. As expected, Travis Etienne and Najee Harris are 1-2, but the rest of our rankings are very different from conventional wisdom. A full list of running back prospects will run on Football Outsiders next week.
Our edge rusher projection system is surprisingly pessimistic about Miami's Gregory Rousseau. Instead, it's his teammate Jaelan Phillips who comes out as our top prospect.
Our projections for wide receivers in this year's draft must deal with a difficult question: how to account for a team's passing statistics when they have multiple draftable wideouts, such as Alabama's Jaylen Waddle and DeVonta Smith?