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Zach Drapkin

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PFF Data Study: Introducing Personnel-Adjusted Yards Per Route

NFL
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Personnel-adjusted yards per route accounts for a player's deviation from expected YPRR and could be a more accurate way to predict which NFL players will boom or bust.

by Zach Drapkin 11 days ago

PFF Data Study: Quantifying the effect of NFL draft position on future salary

NFL
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NFL teams expectedly tend to overvalue players who were drafted early compared to those selected in the later rounds, subsequently doling out more money and trading away more resources to acquire or retain their services.

by Zach Drapkin 11 days ago

PFF Data Study: Time Since Pressure and the Simpson’s paradox of evasive quarterbacks

NFL
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Using a new metric called Time Since Pressure, we can measure how a quarterback performs when a play breaks down due to pass rushers.

by Zach Drapkin 18 days ago

Using Pro-Adjusted Wins Above Average to examine positional value in the NFL Draft

Breaking down what goes into PFF's new Pro-Adjusted Wins Above Average metric and examining how NFL teams are factoring in elements of positional value with their NFL draft decisions.

by Zach Drapkin 1 month ago
Bio

Zach Drapkin studies Statistics and Decision Processes at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Set to graduate in 2022, he has interned for PFF's Research & Development team and often focuses on finding inefficiencies in the NFL Draft and roster construction processes with his research.

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