Author: Nath

Where We’ve Been

Those of you who still follow Zone Reads have probably noticed, unavoidably so, that we haven’t posted anything since the 2017 draft. There are a few reasons for that. The biggest one, is that our Editor-in-Chief (me) started a gig writing a weekly column about the New Orleans Saints for The Bayou Brief. That has […]

J.R.’s Big Board

Straight from “vixticator” himself, with the following message: “Still a work in progress. Want to publish where  i am now. Not necessarily a top 200 as much as how I rank whoever is on the board. Final ranking created by where it looked intuitively correct to place players, based on the information I have now. […]

Why is Mike Lombardi trotting out tired stereotypes as analysis?

Mike Lombardi posted a column recently on The Ringer about his seven quarterback insights. I won’t get too much into it here, but suffice to say that it was based in a ridiculous amount of intangibles and hindsight, and biased to the point of being racist. Deadspin covered it well:   Donovan McNabb played 13 […]

DUELING MOCKS, Round 1: Five rounds, February 11-12, 2017

vixticator and I occasionally like to do a “dueling mock” draft where we alternate picks. We think it gives us a more accurate picture of how we actually value players, since its’ easy to have some psychological bias to “let” players try to fall to a particular position or team when doing a mock by yourself. With […]

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