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These incumbent wide receivers won free agency without changing teams

With Sammy Watkins signing in Kansas City, Josh Reynolds looks to be the favorite to take over the Rams’ third receiver spot. Reynolds played this role when Robert Woods missed time last season with a shoulder injury. During this period Reynolds averaged 72.1-percent of the Rams’ snaps.

When the Dolphins traded Jarvis Landry to the Cleveland Browns, Kenny Stills (not DeVante Parker) became the biggest winner on the team. Over the past two seasons, Stills has thwarted Parker across a variety of advanced metrics with a+14.0 Production Premium (No. 19), +9.1 Target Premium (No. 33) and an 8.1 Yards Per Target (No. 38).


What You Need To Know About the Wonderlic Test and the NFL Draft

Like all standardized testing the Wonderlic can be a controversial topic, but there is some statistical relevance for the test, and given today’s data driven climate in sports, you must believe the NFL keeps the test around for more than entertainment.

The Wonderlic continues to be used by the NFL and other organizations. As offensive and defensive schemes become more complex, it would stand to reason that quick thinking would be a useful trait for players.


Someone must tell Ryan Nall to convert to tight end ASAP

Ryan Nall’s is best comparable player on is Stephen Anderson who currently plays for the Houston Texans.  Both are around the same size with incredible agility.  Nall is faster, though slightly less explosive.

Another player comparison is Trey Burton, who has been all over the news lately as a free agent.  Burton is also a tight end convert, switching from college quarterback to NFL tight end. This is a more common transformation. Although Burton compares to Nall with both having an excellent Agility Scores, Nall is still the better athlete because he is faster, has more burst, and has a much better Catch Radius. 


Is Equanimeous St. Brown this year’s JuJu Smith-Schuster?

Nothing about Equanimeous St. Brown is conventional. The 6-5 enigma is about to land in the NFL, and his underwhelming final college season may pave the way for St. Brown to be this year’s JuJu Smith-Schuster based on his productivity as a sophomore at Notre Dame.

Isolating a wide receiver’s most productive college season, the JuJu Smith-Schuster Corollary, best illuminates his NFL upside.  St. Brown’s Dominator Rating during his peak sophomore season with DeShone Kizer reached the 58th-percentile, which puts him ahead of Mike Evans and Kelvin Benjamin.


Why Richie James looks like a late round dynasty steal

James turned in 1,346 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns on 107 catches as a sophomore at Middle Tennessee State. While only his second year at Middle Tennessee. James also recorded a 20.0 Breakout Age (61st-percentile) demonstrating a polished slot receiver skill set early in his college career.

Seemingly with a floor of Trent Taylor, Richie James warrants late round consideration in all dynasty leagues. Despite the production red flags, James also recorded a receiving yardage share of 38.3-percent and a touchdown share of 54.5-percent in 2016.


Welp… Derrick Henry Just Became Overrated

I’ve always thought Derrick Henry was overvalued. Now, Demarco Murray is gone, and just as the door of opportunity swung open, the specter overvaluation emerged. After reviewing the advanced stats and metrics, Henry is clearly overrated.

Murray was an obstacle for Henry to plow through like any corner or safety but this draft class could provide real competition for Henry even in the mid rounds. Tennessee has the chance to bring in real competition for him from a running back class will change the landscape of dynasty rankings.


Jaylen Samuels is a running back. Period.

North Carolina State’s Jaylen Samuels, a multi-faceted offensive weapon who played football for the Wolfpack. Samuels proved that he is an NFL-caliber athlete at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Jaylen Samuels has the potential to be a three-down workhorse due to his size and versatility. He could also concentrate on what he has done the most in college and be a larger pass catching threat who can line up anywhere in the field.


7 dream scenario destinations for the top free agent wide receivers

Poised to be a free agent, Sammy Watkins and the San Francisco 49ers make a great pairing. A team flush with salary cap space and in need of a true No.1 receiver to pair with franchise quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. The appeal of Watkins reaching his elite potential as the top option in the 49ers high volume passing offense is mouth-watering.

The 2017 season was an absolute riddle for Jarvis Landry. A short-target funnel — just 3.1 (No.101) completed Air Yards per target — Landry led the NFL with 112 receptions, yet failed to crest 1,000 yards, posting 987 (No.15), a feat which had yet to be accomplished by a wide receiver.


Mike Gesicki and the hyper-athletic tight end prototype

Mike Gesicki is more athletic than Rob Gronkowski, Travis Kelce and Jimmy Graham, all of which killed it at the combine during their rookie campaigns. He is best comparable to two athletic tight ends, Vernon Davis and Evan Engram, who happen to be two of the most athletic tight ends of all time. 

Mike Gesicki set high school records in three sports. In basketball he scored 1,866 points; in volleyball he had 519 blocks; in football he caught 103 passes for 1,817 yards and 16 touchdowns. From an analytical perspective, he is better than every tight end mentioned and therefore, should be considered a first round pick.


Quarterback Height and Baker Mayfield’s Range of NFL Outcomes

It’s probably no secret by now that the Underworld supports Baker Mayfield and #NeverJoshAllen, despite a baseless infatuation with Allen and an irrational under-appreciation of Mayfield among NFL scouts and draft analysts.

Mayfield is one of the most productive and efficient quarterback prospects of all time. Mayfield’s resume and the relative success of short quarterbacks in today’s NFL amount to a strong case for him to be the first overall pick.

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