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Jan 13, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow (9) throws against the Clemson Tigers in the College Football Playoff national championship game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Joe Burrow is the best prospect in the 2020 NFL Draft

The most impressive part of Burrow’s 2019 season is that he simply didn’t have a bad game. His lowest game grade was 69.3 against Auburn, still an above-average mark. Other Heisman winners had at least one game in which they looked human, or they ran into better competition during postseason play and came back down to Earth. Burrow actually got stronger down the stretch, dominating his best opponents while continuing to build on the strengths that won him the Heisman in the first place. Let’s break it all down. Read more…


The realistic options for DI Chris Jones and the Kansas City Chiefs

A favorite of our own Mike Renner at this time in 2016, the second-round pick out of Mississippi State has emerged as one of the best interior players in the entire NFL, racking up 224 total pressures, 88 stops and being involved in 33 sacks over his four years in the league. Only three interior defenders have added more to their team in terms of wins above replacement than Jones. Read more…


Jerry Jeudy vs. CeeDee Lamb: Who's the real WR1?

The debate for WR1 in the 2020 NFL Draft class will rage on all the way until the big day arrives. Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb and Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy have been inseparable on the PFF draft board since around midseason. I myself can’t help going back and forth on the two depending on which one I’ve seen most recently. That’s why, once and for all, I’m putting the WR1 debate to rest. Let’s go trait by trait to determine the top wideout on the PFF draft board. Read more…


A new valuation metric for offensive tackles: PFF Plus/Minus

In this analysis, I walk through how to build similar groups of offensive tackles by statistical similarity and then use the larger sample of the group to calculate more meaningful estimates for the value of its constituents. This lays the foundation to further replicate the process, producing estimates for the value of each offensive tackle. Read more…

Mike Leach and K.J. Costello could cause chaos in the SEC with the Air Raid offense

Mike Leach has made the move from Washington State Cougars to Mississippi State Bulldogs, and while his new squad wouldn’t win the mascot battle, he’ll make them more competitive in college football’s best conference, the SEC. Leach is one of the most popular coaches in college football, partly because of his amusing press conferences and personality, but mostly because of his one-of-a-kind offensive scheme: the Air Raid. Read more…


 

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