3 Running Back Prospects Who Won The NFL Combine

Earlier this week, I posted the results of my running back regression tree analysis on what NFL Combine measurements and drills, and in which combinations, matter for early career success. I also took those results and identified a handful of current NFL players who fit the athletic profile for success and could be on the verge of a breakout. We finally have all the measurables for the 2016, so it’s time to run this year’s prospects through our Combine success model and see who fit the profile for NFL success. The data set includes running backs who participated in the Combine from 2000-2013.1 Remember, success in this analysis is focused on paying off somewhat quickly: At least one top-12 PPR year a player’s first three seasons. First, let’s revisit the Combine regression tree for running back prospects:
  1. We only go to 2013 to make sure that each player had the opportunity to play three years in the NFL.  (back)

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