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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