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Old 04-25-2013   #22
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Default Advanced Trends in the NFL Draft: 2004-Present

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The Sideline View set out to find any trending data that may provide baselines of what NFL scouts look for the in draft. In doing so, we compiled one of the largest draft/combine databases ever created. Through the process of breaking down and analyzing this data, we have found several trends that may give us a hint towards who will be selected where in tonight's NFL Draft.
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Defensive Ends

When reviewing 3-4 scheme defensive ends drafted since 2004 who became all-pro players, the following tendencies stood out:
Minimum 33” arm length
Minimum 24 bench reps
Minimum 30” vertical
Bjoern Warner, Datone Jones, and Margus Hunt fall within these parameters for this draft class.
When reviewing 4-3 scheme defensive ends drafted since 2004 who became all-pro players, the following tendencies stood out:
Sub 4.8 40-yard-dash
Minimum 34.5” arm length
Ezekiel Ansah, Cornelius Washington, and Corey Lemenier fall in these parameters for this draft class.
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Very interesting read.
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