NFL draft, college stats, drafting quarterbacks

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January 2, 2014 at 3:16p
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This article is from a couple years ago and is regarding different players but it makes some interesting points regarding college careers, analyzing QBs and projecting them as NFL players based on college statistics. It can certainly be applied to the likes of Braxton Miller, Teddy Bridgewater,  Johnny Manziel, etc this year. It's also interesting to have the gift of hindsight looking back at the article now three years later.  Here's a table from the article, it is worth a quick read:

 

Six Big-Name College Quarterbacks

Player    Comp.  Att.       Pct.     Yards   YPA   TD  INT  Rating*
Player A   851   1,354   62.85   11,201  8.27   90   33   100.93
Player B   825   1,232   66.96   8,772    7.12   76   37   95.60
Player C   841   1,383   60.81   10,286  7.44   84   36   93.15
Player D   493   797     61.86   6,625    8.31   52   21   99.04
Player E   564   986     57.20   7,731    7.84   51   33   85.72
Player F   661   985     67.11   9,286    9.43   88   15   120.72


* Using the NFL formula for passer rating, not the NCAA formula

The article discusses these six players and identifies that Player F jumps off the page as the best of the bunch. It is definitely fascinating to see the reveal of who each of these players are. Each one is very recognizable for their college achievements and their respective pro careers.

Warning: this article definitely involves a significant amount of SEC butt-kissing

 

For the whole article: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/kerry_byrne/03/22/tim.tebow/

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