Visualizing the Careers of 2015 NFL Draft Receivers
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At some point in time the RotoViz tagline was seeing is believing. From a writer’s perspective, I’ve recently realized that showing can be a lot easier than explaining, so that’s what I’m going to do here. Continuing with the groundwork laid in the I Don’t Hate Old Wide Receivers article, here is a series of images that shows how the top 25 receivers in the 2015 NFL Draft class progressed throughout their career. Note that these top 25 were derived from PlayTheDraft.com, which is a stock market for prospects, so the 25 you see here are the ones with the highest current market value. As far as the tiers, they’re just in hierarchical groups of five and represent the “market’s value”, not mine. As for the trend line, that was created by plotting the college careers of receivers drafted since 2006 who have posted a 150pt fantasy season. The trend line represents what those guys were doing in college in terms of age and market share of receiving yards. All ages are pulled from the 2015 NFL Draft Age Database.