Does Ball Velocity Tell Us Anything About QB Success?

In an age where medical records, Wonderlic scores and even questions/answers from private NFL combine interviews are leaked, an underdeveloped avenue of information related to the draft process is quarterback ball velocity. But does a measure of how fast a QB can throw a ball have any place in predicting a passer’s success? With the top four passers in the latest RotoViz Scouting Index all posting notable velocity numbers, that’s what I’ve been tasked to find out.

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  1. Is velocity determined on a specific type of pass, A variety of passes, or are they asked to fire it as hard as possible.

  2. Good question Daniel, and I wish I had the answer to that. I assume that they take the highest velocity of any throw the QBs make at the combine or their pro day, but I may be completely off base with that.

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