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nephillymike
The Bleacher Report does a ranking by position of NFL players based on their performance last year.

I used that rating and converted those rankings to percentile. A number of 3% means the player was ranked in the top 3% of his position. Lower the better.

Here are the number of starters by position:
QB, RT, LT,C, P, K = 32
CB,S,OG =64
DT (both 34 and 43)= 48
34 DE =32 (16 3-4 teams x 2)
34 OLB =32 (16 teams x 2)
ILB's = 48 (16 x1 + 16 x2)
WR = 83
TE, RB = 43
For WR, RB and TE I split the extra offensive player among the three spots (1/3 each)
50%= Average Starter, >100%= not rated high enough to be a starter.

Mathis #2 of 64 = 3.1%
McCoy #2 of 43 = 4.7%
Kelce #2 of 32 = 6.2%
Peters #3 of 32 = 9.4%
Boykin #11 of 64 = 17.1%
Ertz= #10 of 43 = 23.4%
Jackson #20 of 83 = 24.2%
Cole #10 of 32 = 31%
Graham #11 of 32 = 34%
Johnson #11 of 32 = 34.3%
Allen #25 of 64 = 39.1%
Barwin #13 of 32 = 41%
Celek =#18 of 43 = 42.2%
Foles =14 of 32 = 43.4%
Jones = 14 of 32 = 44%
Thornton =15 of 32 = 46.8%
Sproles = 21 of 43 = 49.3%
≠======================:=
Wolff = 36 of 64= 56.2%
Cooper = 47 of 83 = 56.9%
Cox = 19 of 32= 59.3%
Herremans =43of 64=67.1%
Logan = 33 of 48 = 68.7%
Fletcher = 47 of 64 = 73.4%
Avant = 64 of 83 = 77.4%
Carroll = 52of 64= 81.3%
Henery = 27th of 32 = 84%
Geathers =28 of 32=87.5%
Brown =38/43=89.2%
Kendricks = 49/48 = 103%
Jenkins =71/64=110.9%
Chung =75/64=117.2%
Ryans = >60/48 = >125%
Vick =43/32=134.4%
Barkley =57/32=178.1%
Williams =>100/64=>160% (he wasn't even listed among the top 100 CB's. Ouch!)

Surprises?
Foles at 43%, Cooper at 57%,Allen at 39%, Jenkins 110%(not starter quality!), Geathers starter quality
Seems like our rookies played well. Ryans and Kendricks so bad, Graham and Cole rated highly.

Study was done by referring to PFF and scouts input.


Barwin =13th of 32 starting 34OLB's = 41st percentile
Kendricks = 49th out of 48 starting ILB's = 103rd percentile
Ryans = >60th out of 48 starting ILB = >125th percentile
Cole = 10th out of 32 starting 34OLB's = 31st percentile
Graham = 11th out of 32 starting 34 OLB's = 34th percentile
D. Jones = 14th of 32 P = 44th percentile
Henery = 27th of 32 K = 84th percentile

This is new info. A while back I thought someone had posted something about how bad a year Ryans was having, but really he didn't get bad press at all, and I would think that most people thought he played well. This give credence to a real bad year, not cracking the top 60 ILB"s. Kendricks is not thought to be good and Cole and graham played well while Barwins was about as expected. This would suggest that ILB and not OLB is our big weakness. Problem is, there's Mosley and that's about it for 1st round ILB help. T%he nest two best ILB"s are considered 3rd round talent in Borland and Skov.

Also, based on Football Outsiders Stats, we used a 3rd WR 54%, 2nd TE 33%, and 2nd RB 13% of the time. So consider the 3rd WR to be a 50% starter etc. Also, on D, Boykin played in only 23% of the total CB snaps, which was surprising, so he is not even a halftime starter. Also with him, he is thought of as a slot CB, not suitable for OS coverage.

Converting the percentages on performance, here's how I would rate them:
Top 1-10% - Pro Bowl Caliber
11%-25% - Top Starter
26%-50% - Above Average Starter
51%-75% - Below Average Starter
76%-100% - Bottom Tier Starter
>100% - Not Starter Material

So using this info, where should we draft?

1. Starting CB#1 - C. Williams = >100% Not Starter Material
2. ILB - neither Kendricks or Ryans starter material.
3. FS Jenkins - >100% Not starter Material (ouch!) But can draft under guise of depth at S spot
4. Starting CB #2 - Fletcher = 73% - Below Average starter. Boykin considered slot only guy, although at a high level.
5. 3rd WR - gaping hole but not at a starting spot. Last year Avant was 77%, below average starter.
6. DT - Logan - 69% - below average starter as a rookie
7. OG Herremans - 67% - below average starter.
8. DE Cox - 59% - below average starter
9. 2nd WR - Cooper - 57% - below average starter

All other starters are above average or better.

Interestingly enough, the S combo of Allen/Wolff graded out slightly above average starter at 47%, but because Jenkins is so bad, they really need to address it.
Reality Fan
ryans had one of his best years....pure dribble..
nephillymike
QUOTE (Reality Fan @ May 5 2014, 08:24 PM) *
ryans had one of his best years....pure dribble..

I was a little surprised by Ryan's, but I remember that someone posted a scout's scathing review of his performance a while back. I thought it was on here but I can't find it. I have heard that sconce man had a bad year and those rated real well had good years so I don't think it to be "dribble".
HOUSEoPAIN
What?!
TGryn
I have to wonder about what metrics they're using, when Foles 27 TDs/2 INTs/119 passer rating year only merits a "slightly better than average" rating under their system.
Reality Fan
It is silly dribble by a bunch of guys in desperate need of vagina therapy......


There are way too many sites dedicated to trying to be the cutting edge.....just silly
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