2016 Combine Athleticism Metric Results | Draft Breakdown

2016 Combine Athleticism Metric Results

Written by Kyle Crabbs on March 3, 2016


The NFL Combine has come and gone; in the aftermath we’re left to sort through the endless data points and make heads or tails of player performance. One of the key components to my personal model of player evaluation is an athleticism metric based off of Combine data. It is one of the five major categories that dictate my final player evaluations (Film, Size, Experience, Production and Athleticism). For some positions (such as skill players), the Athleticism metric carries a larger weight than other positions (such as OL prospects).

The attached is a summary of the three best and worst performances from each position group according to my personal metric. (This metric utilizes a statistical analysis of the past 10 years of Combine data of players at the same position to quantify particular athletic tests and provide an end result score on the same 9.0 scale that all of my evaluations are on.)

LINK: NDT 2016 Combine Metrics 

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Kyle Crabbs

Kyle Crabbs is a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). Kyle's 3rd party scouting entity NDT Scouting currently possesses a syndicate agreement with Draftbreakdown.com to feature content and analysis. Kyle has been scouting the NFL Draft since 2010 despite not founding NDT Scouting until October of 2013. Kyle's other notable ventures during the 2014 draft process included access as a credentialed media entity at the 2014 East/West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, FL as well as press credentials to multiple 2014 NCAA Power 5 games. He has also been a guest on Yahoo! Sports Radio's 'Sports X' Radio show and the Ross Tucker Show on Sirius XM Radio.

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