Will the Combine Results be Predictive of NFL Success, Especially with WRs

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    During a slow time in this offseason, I came across this thought-provoking detailed piece on how the Combine results may best be utilized in predicting NFL success........most directed at WRs, but apparently applicable to other positions.

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    Excellent read CnD

    It's nice to know that someone is out there trying to figure out what all those numbers mean.
     
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    Thanks for the post! My alter geek ego loves articles like that. MSR.
     
  4. Playoffs

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    I wish the author would have applied his formulas to the 2013 WR class data that is readily available, and compared those numbers to prior WRs to make some predictions based on his metrics.
     
  5. The Pencil Neck

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    Yeah. I was hoping for all the 2013 receivers to be graded by the metric.

    He did say the Bench was an unexpected metric that seemed to correlate with WR success.

    If that's the case, the WRs grade out like this:

    26 -- T.J. Moe
    22 -- Josh Boyce
    20 -- Markus Wheaton
    Lanear Sampson
    Chris Harper
    19 -- Marus Davis
    17 -- Mark Harrison
    16 -- Kenny Stills
    Ryan Swope
    15 -- DeAndre Hopkins
    Ryan Spadola
    14 -- Alan Bonner
    Robert Woods
    Tavon Austin
    13 -- Marquise Goodwin
    ...

    Others of note:
    Steadman Bailey -- 11
    Cobi Hamilton -- 11
    Terrance Williams -- 11
    Da'Rick Rogers -- 10
    Quinton Patton -- 8

    Keenan Allen, Corderrelle Patterson, and Justin Hunter did not participate.

    I don't know, though. I'm looking at the 2012 guys and I'm not seeing a who's who of WRs with high bench presses. The guy with the highest number of reps in 2012 went to the Jags and didn't get any stats.
     
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    Winters, Brian/Kent St./OL 9

    Aboushi, Oday/Virginia/OL 17

    Mills, Jordan/Louisiana Tech/OL 20

    Frederick, Travis/WisconsinOL 21

    Fluker, D.J./Alabama/OL 21

    Quessenberry, David/San Jose St./OL 25
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    Moore, Damontre/Texas A&M/DL 12

    Okafor, Alex/Texas/DL 21

    Ansah, Ziggy/BYU/DL 21

    Werner, Bjoern/Florida St./DL 25
     
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    26 reps for a WR is pretty freaking sick.
     

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