Historical Comps for Kareem Hunt’s Rookie Season

With the 2017 NFL regular season now in the rearview mirror, it is time to look back on the performances of some of the players finishing their first season in the pros. The latest player we shall focus on is Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt. I set the RotoViz Screener:
to find rookies from 2007 – 2017, and selected some basic production and usage numbers as variables. I also included draft pick. The influence of draft pick on a player’s opportunity declines over time, but it’s still relevant heading into a player’s second season. Then I asked the Screener to find seasons comparable to my target player.
So let’s take a look at the 2017 rushing leader and see how his numbers stand up against other recent rookies.

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By Neil Dutton | @ndutton13 | Archive