Visualizing the Careers of 2016 NFL Draft Receivers
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Continuing with a tradition started last year of visualizing prospect careers, I wanted to put this wide receiver class to the test. To be clear, this is more of an exploratory exercise than anything, but I think it’s helpful to see how a player progressed through the years. On each graph, you’ll notice a trend line, which was created by plotting the college careers of receivers drafted since 2006 who have posted a 150 point fantasy season.1 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 2016 NFL Draft Age Database.
- about 12 NFL receivers accomplish this feat each year, so I use it to approximate WR1 potential (back)