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
Tony Villiotti's summary of the numbers.
Where do the undrafted have the best chances of making a roster?
Tony Villiotti reviews who won and lost Friday's moves on paper.
Who got the better end of the first day trades on paper?
Seattle has a brochure to attract UDFAs. But what does that mean?
What you can expect (or not expect) from this year's class.
In which order should teams fill their needs?
How does your team spend it's picks?
Tony Villiotti proposes a new trade value chart.
A thorough breakdown of where talent comes from.
What would a team made up of the best measurables look like?
How often and how quickly do draft picks pan out?
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OCT 31 Seth Schwartz
Despite having scouts at every game, James Harris wasn't a lock to be drafted.
OCT 30 Seth Schwartz
From the NFL to the CFL to the WFL and the USFL, Johnnie Walton's career was one for the ages.