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 […]
People love reading this stuff, right? Anyway, here’s a quick before-bed rundown of how rounds 2 and 3 might go.
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. […]
At last. I will try to add a breakdown by each position, too. One thing I want to point out is that toward the end, we start dealing with issues of confidence. You may like some of the players in my 6th-round / 7th-round tiers better than I do. That’s okay– in many of these […]
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 […]
I shared this a few days ago on Twitter but I didn’t make a post for it. I’ll try to have some more detailed thoughts at some point, but in the meantime, enjoy our current top-100 board if you missed it. More rankings to come soon, I hope.
We did it again. Another mock draft, taking into account the Combine and the first wave of free agent signings. Haven’t been posting in a while due to other life obligations, but if you follow Zone Reads on Twitter (@zonereads, naturally) you can get a good handle on what we’re up to these days. Without further […]
It’s draft season, and after the Senior Bowl has solidified our perspective on certain prospects, I thought it was time to write up a mock. This mock will be based roughly on my board, and roughly what I think teams ought to do, which is different than what I think they will do.
While we prize film study above all when evaluating prospects, we also try to incorporate analytics and metrics into our process. Any information we think we can obtain that actually correlates with determining whether a prospect will succeed or fail in the NFL is good information.
(See parts one, two, and three.) I already covered the SEC and Pac-12 in two earlier posts. Now I intend to review the receivers drafted from the other four major conferences since 2000 in detail (the data is in part three), and see if we can find any patterns here. (Stats are through week 6 of 2016, […]