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Timo Riske

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2022 NFL Draft: A look into how NFL teams spent their draft capital

Timo Riske breaks down how NFL teams spent capital following the 2022 NFL Draft in Las Vegas.

by Timo Riske 1 month ago

Analytics-driven 2022 NFL Draft Grades: The Pittsburgh Steelers lead the way

The Pittsburgh Steelers lead the way in PFF's analytics-driven 2022 NFL Draft grades, thanks to the additions of Kenny Pickett, George Pickens, DeMarvin Leal and Calvin Austin III.

by Timo Riske 1 month ago

Using PFF’s mock draft simulator to gauge the public’s view of the 2022 NFL Draft

Timo Riske uses data collected from the PFF mock draft simulator to gather the public's opinion on the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

by Timo Riske 2 months ago

2022 NFL Draft: Building an analytical framework to grade a team's draft

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PFF creates a framework that allows us to analytically grade each pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.

by Timo Riske 2 months ago

Elite production or freakish athleticism: Which draft prospects are better?

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With Georgia edge defender Travon Walker now the favorite to be the No. 1 overall pick, PFF looks at whether it would be wise for the Jacksonville Jaguars to forego the proven production profile of an Aidan Hutchinson or Kayvon Thibodeaux in favor of someone with seemingly limitless athletic potential.

by Timo Riske 2 months ago

2022 NFL Draft: How important is scheme fit for defensive players?

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Looking at how usage carries over from college to pro and how familiarity in usage helps fuel success for young NFL players.

by Timo Riske 2 months ago

2022 NFL Draft: How important is scheme fit for wide receiver prospects?

College & Draft
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How a wide receiver's scheme fit affects his output from college football to the NFL.

by Timo Riske 2 months ago

2022 NFL Draft: How important is scheme fit for offensive line prospects?

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Looking at how much NFL teams really care about run-scheme fits when drafting offensive linemen.

by Timo Riske 2 months ago

2022 NFL Draft: Measuring positional draft success for every NFL team

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Evaluating how each NFL team has done picking each position in previous NFL drafts.

by Timo Riske 2 months ago

The surplus value of each position in the NFL draft

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Using the salaries of different positions to compute the financial surplus value for draft picks at each position.

by Timo Riske 3 months ago

Investigating position group strengths and weaknesses in the 2022 NFL Draft

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Examining the strengths and weaknesses in the 2022 NFL Draft in terms of the talent at each position and how positional scarcity could affect draft-day decisions.

by Timo Riske 3 months ago

2022 NFL Free Agency: The best and worst deals so far

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Breaking down the best and most questionable deals made in 2022 NFL free agency so far, including the Los Angeles Chargers signing cornerback J.C. Jackson and the Jacksonville Jaguars signing wide receivers Zay Jones and Christian Kirk.

by Timo Riske 3 months ago

NFL Free Agency: Historical success for all 32 NFL teams

NFL free agency can allow teams on the verge of greatness to become Super Bowl contenders, but sometimes these offseasons can be a huge miss. Timo Riske breaks down the historical success for each team during free agency.

by Timo Riske 3 months ago

NFL Combine 2022: Testing outliers and the results we should take with a grain of salt

Identifying NFL Scouting Combine results that are most likely outliers in order to determine the true athletic prowess of prospects who test at the higher or lower ends of their potential results.

by Timo Riske 3 months ago

Riske: Historical draft success for all 32 NFL teams

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With the 2022 NFL Draft now just over two months away, PFF looks back over the last few years to identify the teams that have had the most successful drafts.

by Timo Riske 4 months ago

Super Bowl 56: Joe Burrow is the better quarterback, but the Los Angeles Rams have the better offense

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Will the Bengals be able to leverage Joe Burrow’s elite accuracy and win the Super Bowl as an underdog despite the huge disadvantage in the trenches? We can’t wait to see it play out on Sunday Night.

by Timo Riske 4 months ago

The chances of a game-winning drive: How likely are teams to score in the final moments, and how should that affect coaching decisions?

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The 2021 divisional round of the NFL playoffs featured a game-winning drive in all four games. In fact, some of the matchups had multiple, but how likely is this? Timo Riske examines the last weekend's nail-biting games.

by Timo Riske 5 months ago

Assessing the true value of an NFL kicker

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Kickers are generally thought of as far less valuable players compared to their peers, but what is their true value? Is Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker really that far ahead of his counterparts?

by Timo Riske 5 months ago

Understanding 2021 Rookie Quarterbacks with Clustering and Bayesian Forecasting: How much confidence do we still have in Trevor Lawrence?

NFL
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Evaluating the 2021 rookie class of NFL quarterbacks, including Mac Jones and Trevor Lawrence, and predicting how their careers might turn out.

by Timo Riske 5 months ago

Riske: Ranking the 14 passing offenses ahead of the NFL playoffs

NFL
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Passing offense is the most predictive facet of football for playoff success. So which NFL playoff teams have the advantage in passing offense entering the NFL playoffs and wild-card weekend?

by Timo Riske 5 months 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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