2014 Composite Rookie QB Rankings

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RotoViz has something of a reputation for contrarianism, but the contrarianism remains strongly based in logic and evidence. If you belong to the cult of the repeated meme, there are no elite quarterbacks in this draft class. Here at RV, we do not adhere. This class sports two such elite prospects, and, as a result, it should come as no surprise to you that all nine rankers had those two quarterbacks ranked first or second in some order. The quarterback position tends to resist stats-based projections much more than the other skill positions, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take an evidence-based approach. I examined the class on a variety of screens and came to the conclusion that Johnny Manziel is one of the best quarterback prospects ever. For this post, I’ve tried to provide you information that can be used to help round out your evaluations or perhaps to encourage you down new avenues of investigation. For a note on methodology, please see the TE ranks, which will explain the Composite Score and Composite Rank. The adjusted net yards per attempt numbers (F ANYA) come from Chase Stuart’s work. The Total QBR numbers come from ESPN. Ball velocity is reported by Ourlads. And the winner is . . .

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By Shawn Siegele | @ff_contrarian | Archive