As a rookie in 2016, Michael Thomas finished as the WR7. This offseason, Brandin Cooks was traded away from New Orleans, and drafters have been going nuts to grab Thomas.
Over the weekend, the Tennessee Titans signed free agent wide receiver Eric Decker to a one-year deal. Decker, recently released from the Jets, is coming off severe hip and shoulder injuries that caused him to miss all but the first three games of the 2016 season.
The Los Angeles Chargers made waves on draft day, selecting Clemson’s Mike Williams seventh overall. For a team loaded with pass catchers including Antonio Gates, Hunter Henry, Tyrell Williams, Travis Benjamin, and Dontrelle Inman, the move signified a lack of faith in Keenan Allen’s ability to stay healthy and produce at a WR1 level.
Three tight ends were drafted in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft. The only other draft since 1980 that can claim the same was 2002. In fact, just four other drafts in the last 20 years have seen two first-round TEs. We learned this weekend just how much those
John Ross was drafted ninth overall by the Cincinnati Bengals and will run his routes opposite superstar A.J. Green. His combine-record 4.22 speed should have a profound impact on the Bengals offense.
I’ve been struggling with how to analyze John Ross, and that hasn’t been made easier by the fact that many of the other writers at RotoViz seem to have a low opinion of him.
As we barrel toward the combine and eventually the NFL draft, RotoViz is here to give you a unique look at draft prospects. Today my focus is on Chris Godwin.
John Ross appears destined to be one of the most polarizing prospects of 2017. He’s undersized. He was remarkably productive in his final collegiate season. He should test extremely well according to times Kyle Pollock dug up from a collegiate combine. He’s a potential first-round pick.
We recently did a very early dynasty mock startup draft at RotoViz, and I drew the eighth pick.
The sexiest current trend in NFL data collection is the league’s use of NextGen technology. It’s exciting to consider how NextGen stats could advance what we know about the game of football.