2018 RB Prospect Lab Scores: Saquon Barkley Breaks the Machine

The RB Prospect Lab scores for the highly anticipated 2018 class help us separate the true stars from the pretenders to the throne. In recent seasons, players like Ezekiel Elliott (92), Le’Veon Bell (90), and Todd Gurley (85) have posted high scores and gone on to establish themselves as consistent week winners. The Lab has also helped us avoid busts like Ameer Abdullah (41) and T.J. Yeldon (38), while locating undervalued sleepers in David Johnson (65) and Jordan Howard (65). The RB Prospect Lab give you a look at the entire prospect, and the app allows you to investigate players on your own, giving more speed to Ronald Jones if you think he’s been hurt during the draft season or trying Nick Chubb’s pre-injury production with his combine athleticism.

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By Shawn Siegele | @ff_contrarian | Archive

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  1. LOVE this article and the lab. Thanks for posting. 2 questions:

    1. Is it possible to have a score over 100?
    2. I like that Blair's Backfield Dominator rating is another data point to use, but any idea at this point if it would change/improve the RB Prospect Lab scores if it were considered as a variable?
  2. Hey @fezic, thanks. Sorry for the delay.

    The Lab scales 1-100, so Barkley has a perfect score. Blair put BDR out as a better descriptive stat, but he's also testing it in terms of predictiveness and the early returns are promising. He'll have more soon.

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