Rookie Review: Josh Adams

Continuing our look back at the 2018 rookie class, the white-hot light of our attention falls on Eagles running back Josh Adams. A long shot to even make the roster back in September, Adams ended up leading the Eagles in rushing yards. But he was far from a superstar in 2018. We’ll take a look back at the positives, and negatives, of Adams first year in the NFL. We’ll also look at a few players who enjoyed a similar rookie season to Adams and see how they followed it up in Year 2 and beyond. In order to find some comparisons for the first year from Adams,  I set the RotoViz Screener
to find rookies from 2008 to 2018, and selected some basic production and usage numbers as variables. I also included the 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.
That task complete, let’s take a look at the top comparable players for Adams first year in the NFL.

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By Neil Dutton | @ndutton13 | Archive