One of the most important indicators of future success for NFL prospects is draft position. If you’re skeptical of that fact, check this out. While where a player goes on draft day isn’t the be-all and end-all of their career, historical trends suggest, the earlier a player is drafted, the higher their likelihood of NFL success will be. Considering that general rule, and considering things like Best Ball drafts and pre-draft rookie drafts create a need for foresight on rookies, projecting draft position in an accurate manner is valuable.
Finding accurate ways to evaluate prospects for the NFL draft isn’t an easy process, but it is possible. The NFL leaves behind a lot of clues pertaining to what they look for, and over three decades of drafts in the seven-round format, many trends have evolved. While there’s a lot of factors to account for, and injury/off-field red flags are sometimes impossible to register, it’s a plausible process. The general perception of the NFL draft is a prospect’s stock shifts wildly...
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Russell Clay joined FantasyGuru.com as a contributor in August 2018. He prides himself on being a versatile fantasy writer who’s able to provide strong analysis on a wide array of topics.