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Rivals.com: NFL Draft- Crunching the Numbers

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The sporting world is filled with ranking systems, scouts and reps telling you who the best players are. Rankings given to prep athletes. These rankings are sometimes given as young as junior high and stay with the athlete while they are growing up. While these rankings and opinions change, there is always going to be an end ranking. A star value given to that player after they leave college to pursue their NFL dreams.

Rivals.com is well known for their in-depth scouting and analysis of high school and college athletes.  As stated in the article:

For the third straight year, OrangeBloods.com publisher Geoff Ketchum found himself logging the entire NFL Draft, pick by pick, with the purpose of better understanding what’s working and what’s not working as it relates to developing players at the collegiate level.”

Geoff, along with many others, are tracking to see trends, and are bringing an answer to the long asked question: “Do 5-stars get drafted more than 2-stars?” Any sports fan will love to see the results!

Check out the full analysis here!

 

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***Cover photo in the article from Rivals.com

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USA Today ’15 NFL Draft ALL-USA Recaps

In 2012 Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin made noise in the NFL draft on who would go first. After the Colts stayed with the number one pick and took Luck, the Washington Redskins made a blockbuster trade to move up and take Griffin. This marked the last time two quarterbacks were taken in the first two picks, until now!

While there was some conversation on who the top picks would be, the a former American Family Insurance ALL-USA First Team member in Jameis Winston got that honor going to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers! Belonging to the Titans, the second pick was Marcus Mariota. While much remains to be seen from these two players, one thing the 2012 draft taught, this could change the course of the franchise for many years to come!

While Winston may have taken the attention by being selected first overall, the American Family Insurance ALL-USA alumni weren’t finished! Five more alumni were selected in the first round alone!

It’s exciting to see high school stars bloom into top NFL picks and USA Today takes a look at all of the American Family Insurance ALL-USA alumni who were drafted in this 2015 NFL draft! Check out the full list and breakdown here!

 

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**Cover photo credit to USA Today.