Ranking 2018 WR Opportunity Scores Using Air Yards
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One of the best ways to measure opportunity for wide receivers is by using air yards. It naturally follows that air yards is also one of the best ways to identify opportunities which have been opened up — or lost — from 2017 to 2018. This is especially crucial as we approach the NFL draft. In the past, we’ve used Kevin Cole’s opportunity scores to help single out the best landing spots for incoming WRs. While this is a different methodology, it should still provide a strong indication of where the best opportunities lie now that we’re through free agency. It’s not a perfect system. Some quarterbacks and offensive coordinators have been shuffled around, which could affect overall passing volume for those teams. However, there is still plenty of actionable information to take away.