The 2015 Agility All-stars
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Box Score Scout, or in a spreadsheet, or using the Sim Score apps. Today I figured I would post the result of one of those screens where I sorted the 2015 running backs by their weight adjusted agility. Actually, this is weight adjusted three cone. Three cone already comprises most of the Agility Score anyway as it is the larger number of the inputs. But also when you consider that a problem inherent in Agility Scores is missing data, I figured paring things down would be good. To arrive at the agility numbers below (Scaled Agility) I did the following steps:I’ll be honest and say that I probably couldn’t ever be a film guy because I don’t have any stomach for the part of prospect evaluation where you have to start with a list of prospects and then watch all of their tape, reserving judgment until you’ve seen a large enough sample for it to be meaningful. The college football landscape is vast and when you consider that sometimes NFL stars aren’t even stars on their college teams, it’s a pretty intimidating task. I’m inherently lazy, which is why I like to let datamining do some of the work for me. I’m always doing some kind of value screen, either with the
- created a regression to predict three cone from weight
- calculated the amount above or below the regression line for each prospect
- scaled that number from 0 to 100 for all prospects in my database