Can an athlete’s National Football League’s (NFL) Scouting Combine measurements be used to predict their future success in the League? In this analysis, I use historical combine data to create a grading system that measures a player’s athleticism, regressed upon the player’s rookie year Pro Football Focus (PFF) grade to determine the extent to which athleticism can help NFL franchises better predict the outcomes of their draft picks.
Professor Matt Warning
Date of Completion
Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Date of Award
Brower, Owen, "Applying Analytics to the NFL Draft: Athletic Performance Measures as a Predictor of Future Success" (2020). Economics Theses. 111.