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 look at ten years of booms and busts.
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?
AUG 28 Joel Corry
Between injuries, trades and positional battles, the financial landscape for several key players has shifted dramatically.
AUG 26 Joel Corry
The highly productive Dallas wideout is headed for a big-time payday.
AUG 22 Ari Nissim
Ten players closing in on lucrative new paydays.