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Timo Riske

Senior Data Scientist • View all analysts

Recent Articles

Riske: Investigating athleticism and its effect on aging curves

NFL
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PFF investigates whether top-tier athletes are able to stay and produce at the NFL level for longer than bottom-tier athletes, a study that will no doubt interest those entering the Julio Jones sweepstakes.

by Timo Riske 17 days ago

Does the blind side still exist? Investigating big plays against the left and right tackle

NFL
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In 2021, protectors of the “blind side” are still paid more and considered to be more important than right tackles, but should this really be the case?

by Timo Riske 25 days ago

Riske: How to identify future success via a good NFL draft

NFL
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PFF data scientist Timo Riske looks at ways to evaluate draft classes.

by Timo Riske 1 month ago

Investigating the steals and reaches in the 2021 NFL Draft

College & Draft
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The so-called "steals" and "reaches" often dominate the conversation about the NFL draft, and they often heavily influence draft grades. The question, of course, is how much stock should we put into these two words?

by Timo Riske 1 month ago

2021 NFL Draft: A look into how NFL teams spent their draft capital

NFL
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Positional value is a very complex topic, especially when it comes to the NFL draft, but it looks as though NFL teams are finally catching on and focusing draft capital on the most valuable positions on the football field.

by Timo Riske 1 month ago

Riske: The pandemic changed the draft process, but we knew more about the 2021 NFL Draft than we thought

College & Draft
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PFF's Timo Riske looks back at the 2021 NFL Draft to see just how close the public got to predicting what would happen.

by Timo Riske 1 month ago

2021 NFL Draft: Analyzing and grading the three first-round draft trades

College & Draft
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Three trades went down on Day 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft, and PFF's Timo Riske delves into each one to determine the winners and losers based on the value of the swapped picks.

by Timo Riske 1 month ago

Using PFF’s mock draft simulator to gauge the public’s view of the 2021 NFL Draft

PFF's Timo Riske uses data taken from the PFF Mock Draft Simulator to examine the most popular board settings, round settings, player-team pairings and trade scenarios to get an idea of how the public wants the 2021 NFL Draft to unfold.

by Timo Riske 1 month ago

PFF Data Study: Breaking down every NFL team's draft capital

College & Draft
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Timo Riske takes a look at what every NFL team has to work with in the 2021 NFL Draft. The Jacksonville Jaguars have a better chance than not to have a top-six draft, while things don't look quite as rosy for the Seattle Seahawks.

by Timo Riske 1 month ago

PFF Data Study: Investigating the prospects who declined in their final college season, and what it means for the 2021 NFL Draft class

College & Draft
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PFF's Timo Riske takes a deeper look into prospects who declined in their final year in college football, investigating whether it can tell us anything about players from the 2021 NFL Draft class.

by Timo Riske 1 month ago
Bio

Timo Riske joined PFF in a 2019 as a data scientist from Germany and will tell you the odds.

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