At the encouragement of Nick Korte (the maestro running the show here at the Thin Air Network), this article is an attempt to identify various young players who have not yet reached their NFL potential. Whose talent currently outstrips their role. In many cases this is because they are rookies, and in some cases it’s because they have been buried on depth charts or otherwise put in disadvantageous positions. However, these projections will be taking the long view– many of these players (particularly the rookies) won’t reach their full potential for years. Nevertheless, for fantasy football players looking for long-term investments (for dynasty/ keeper leagues), or for those interested in a somewhat more shallow biomechanical take on various young players, this article may be of use.Continue reading Impressions: Young Ascending Skill Position Players
Month: August 2022
Draft Review 2022: Rounds 5 (cont) through 7
Having reviewed the first 6 players of Denver’s draft in May (link here), it’s finally time to look at the final 3 picksContinue reading Draft Review 2022: Rounds 5 (cont) through 7
Drew Lock, Zach Wilson, and Large-scale NFL Trends
Over the past year, much biomechanical study has gone into quarterbacks, trying to determine the baseline physical requirements of the position. At the risk of stating the obvious, quarterbacks are both the most important players in football, and also the hardest to project in transition from college to the NFL. So a method of predicting NFL quarterback success by analyzing college level biomechanical efficiency– if reliable– would be highly useful.