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.

First Advisor

Professor Matt Warning

Date of Completion

Fall 12-2020

Degree Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Date of Award

Spring 5-2021

Included in

Economics Commons