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 email@example.com or on twitter @draftmetrics
Tony Villiotti breaks down the production teams have gotten from their draft classes.
In this week’s update, DRAFTMETRICS changes it up a bit and focuses on the number of starters either retained or acquired rather than on the number of games started.
Tony Villiotti makes a case for late round picks being an indicator of success.
No one knows what to expect at this year's draft. Well...draftmetrics might.
With two weeks of free agency done, Tony Villiotti breaks down the numbers
Tony Villiotti of draftmetrics.com breaks down the cost (and payoff) of the draft
Tony Villiotti of draftmetrics.com breaks down "starting velocity" by position.
After the first week of free agency, Tony Villiotti looks at the numbers
The first day of free agency is always one of the biggest news days of the NFL off-season.
Tony Villiotti takes a closer look at the draft by position
Tony Villiotti of draftmetrics.com reveals some startling details about league success by round.
Tony Villiotti of draftmetrics.com gets you ready for the next few weeks
MAY 13 Jeff Fedotin
Former discus star launches football career with 49ers.
MAY 08 Joel Corry
The high-priced right tackle is scheduled to make $7 million this season.
MAY 06 Jeff Fedotin
Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin should provide a big boost to the Green Bay ground game.