Category: Off-Season

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 […]

Warning Signs

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.

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