Tony Villiotti established draftmetics.com in 2010 but its roots were planted long before. His obsession with the NFL Draft began in 1969 when he and his brother began an annual rite of predicting Steelers' draft choices. His interest shifted from predicting draft choices to trying to better understand the draft's importance by examining the results. In 1989 he published a study of the NFL Draft (The NFL Draft: A Historical Perspective) that was purchased by about a dozen NFL teams and a small number of fellow football-geeks. He resurrected and updated that study early in 2010 and published Draftmetrics, which was purchased by several NFL teams (including both of that year's Super Bowl participants), a few player agents and a few fans. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on twitter @draftmetrics
A comparison of the rosters of winning and losing teams.
All-pro, kick returner, or bust? A look at the odds.
A review of three of the biggest moves in recent years and what lessons can be learned.
Tony Villiotti breaks down the potential.
Looking back at the last decade.
A look over the years.
What impact do they really have?
A deeper look at the rotating casts in the NFL.
What are your picks' chances for success?
Thinking about moving up a few spots in the draft? Think again.
How often do players stay with the team that drafted them?
The results might surprise you.
APR 15 Jerry Angelo
A strategy session for draft day as well as my top-five players in this year’s rookie class.
APR 14 Jeff Fedotin
Oakland has whiffed on its first-round picks.
APR 12 Joel Corry
Jacksonville’s pursuit of center Alex Mack came up just short after a valiant effort.