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Monday, March 20, 2017

DOES VELOCITY MATTER FOR QB's?

by Dave Druckenmiller- The Football Room- 2017

So does velocity really matter at the combine.  Since 2008 it has been measured.  I have found he average velocity speed of the football to be around 54.80.  Since Deshawn Watson hit 49 mph there has been debate about if it really matters.  I say so far it does, but not enough years have passed for us to really say it is a given metric to predict success in the NFL.  Only Drew Brees and Tyrod Taylor lacked that velocity.  But Tyrod Taylor does struggle with his deep ball. Drew Brees compensates with a high release point. 

Green is very good, yellow around avg, and then range and the red are lower velocities.


BALL VELOCITY SPEED-MPH YEAR
Brett Favre, Southern Mississippi 63 1992
Patrick Mahomes, Texas Tech 60 2017
Bryan Bennett, SE Louisiana 60 2015
Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech  60 2014
David Webb, California 59 2017
Paxton Lynch, Memphis 59 2016
Stephen Morris, Miami  59 2014
Tyler Bray, Tennessee 59 2013
Zac Dysert, Miami (OH) 59 2013
Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State 59 2012
Kirk Cousins, Michigan State 59 2012
Colin Kaepernick, Nevada 59 2011
Peyton Manning 59 2008
Jared Goff, California 58 2016
Austin Davis, Southern Mississippi 58 2012
Ryan Mallett, Arkansas 58 2011
John Wilson Parker, Alabama 58 2009
Mike Reilly, Central Washington 58 2009
Drew Willy, Buffalo 58 2009
Carson Wentz, North Dakota State 57 2016
Sean Mannion, Oregeon State 57 2015
Brandon Bridge, South Alabama 57 2015
Tom Savage, Pittsburgh  57 2014
James Vandenberg, Iowa 57 2013
Nick Foles, Arizona 57 2012
Chandler Harnish, Northern Illinois 57 2012
Jordan Jefferson, LSU 57 2012
Mark Sanchez, Southern Cal 57 2009
Josh Freeman, Kansas State 57 2009
Chase Daniels, Missouri 57 2009
Paul Smith, Tulsa 57 2008
Christian Hackenberg, Penn State 56 2016
Deshone Kizer, Notre Dame 56 2017
Joel Stave, Wisconsin 56 2016
Jacoby Brisett, NC State 56 2016
Josh Woodrum, Liberty 56 2016
Marcus Mariota, Oregon 56 2015
Anthony Boone, Duke 56 2015
Blake Bortles, Central Florida  56 2014
Jimmy Garoppolo, Eastern Illinois  56 2014
Jeff Mathews, Cornell  56 2014
Keith Wenning, Ball State  56 2014
Ryan Nassib, Syracuse 56 2013
Bradley Sorensen, Southern Utah 56 2013
Patrick Devlin, Delaware 56 2011
Andy Dalton, TCU 56 2011
Cam Newton, Auburn 56 2011
Levi Brown, Troy 56 2010
Colt McCoy, Texas 56 2010
Nate Davis, Ball State 56 2009
Curtis Painter, Purdue 56 2009
Mictchell Trubitsky, North Carolina 55 2017
Jerod Evans, Virginia Tech 55 2017
Cody Kessler, Southern California 55 2016
Brandon Allen, Arkansas 55 2016
Trevone Boykin, TCU 55 2016
Jameis Winston, Florida State 55 2015
Cody Fajardo, Nevada 55 2015
Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois 55 2014
Geno Smith, West Virginia 55 2013
Tyler Wilson, Arkansas 55 2013
Russell Wilson, Wisconsin 55 2012
Casey Keenum, Houston 55 2012
Scott Tolzien, Wisconsin 55 2011
Rhett Bomar, Sam Houston St 55 2009
Joe Flacco, Delaware 55 2008
Kevin O’Connell, San Diego St  55 2008
Dak Prescott, Mississippi State 54 2016
Nate Sudfeld, Indiana 54 2016
Tajh Boyd, Clemson 54 2014
Bryn Renner, North Carolina  54 2014
EJ Manuel, Florida State 54 2013
Matthew Scott, Arizona 54 2013
Patrick Witt, Yale 54 2012
Nathan Enderle, Idaho 54 2011
Jake Locker, Washington 54 2011
Nathan Peterman, Pittsburgh 53 2017
Brad Kaaya, Miami Fla. 53 2017
Kevin Hogan, Stanford 53 2016
Brandon Doughty, Western Kentucky 53 2016
Vernon Adams, Oregon 53 2016
Bryce Petty, Baylor 53 2015
Bret Hundley, UCLA 53 2015
David Fales, San Jose State 53 2014
AJ McCarron, Alabama 53 2014
Dustin Vaughan, West Texas A&M 53 2014
Landry Jones, Oklahoma 53 2013
Darron Thomas, Oregon 53 2012
Tom Brandstetter, Fresno St 53 2009
Cullen Harper, Clemson 53 2009
Stephen McGee, Texas A&M 53 2009
Brian Brohm, Louisville 53 2008
Chad Henne, Michigan 53 2008
Drew Brees, Purdue 53 2000
Jeff Driskel, Louisiana Tech 52 2016
Shane Carden, East Carolina 52 2015
Collin Klein, Kansas State 52 2013
Ryan Lindley, San Diego State 52 2012
Kellen Moore, Boise State 52 2012
TJ Yates, North Carolina 52 2011
Max Hall, BYU 52 2010
Tim Hiller, Western Michigan 52 2010
Michael Kafka, Northwestern 52 2010
Zac Robinson, Oklahoma St. 52 2010
Jevan Snead, Mississippi 52 2010
Graham Harrell, Texas A&M 52 2009
Pat White, West Virginia 52 2009
Erik Ainge, Tennessee 52 2008
Jerry Lovelocke, Prairie View State 51 2015
Colby Cameron, Louisiana Tech 51 2013
Marqueis Gray, Minnesota 51 51 2013
Christian Ponder, Florida St 51 2011
Sean Canfield, Oregon St. 51 2010
John David Booty, Southern Cal 51 2008
Connor Cook, Michigan State 50 2016
Nick Marshall, Aurburn 50 2015
Connor Shaw, South Carolina 50 2014
Jacory Harris, Miami 50 2012
Aaron Corp, Richmond 50 2012
Ricky Stanzi, Iowa 50 50 2011
Tyrod Taylor, Va Tech 50 2011
Jarrett Brown, West Virginia 50 2010
John Skelton, Fordham 50 2010
Matt Flynn, LSU 50 2008
Deshaun Watson, Clemson 49 2017
Michael Glennon, North Carolina State 49 2013
Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan 49 2010
Tony Pike, Cincinnati 49 2010
Josh Johnson, San Diego 49 2008
Armanti Edwards, Appalachian St. 46.5 2010
Colt Brennan, Hawaii 44 2008
Blake Sims, Alabama 42 2015


Sunday, March 19, 2017

FOOTBALL ROOM 2017 NFL DRAFT BIG BOARD TOP 100

03/19/2017
RANK NAME COLLEGE POS HT WT 40 Rate
1 Myles Garrett* Texas A&M DE 6044 272 4.64 9.90
2 Jamal Adams* LSU SS 5116 214 4.56 9.80
3 Leonard Fournette* LSU RB 6004 240 4.51 9.70
4 Jonathan Allen Alabama DE/DT 6025 286 5.00 9.60
5 Solomon Thomas* Stanford DE 6025 273 4.69 9.50
6 Malik Hooker* Ohio State FS 6010 206 4.47 9.40
7 Reuben Foster Alabama ILB 6000 229 4.72 9.30
8 Marshon Lattimore* Ohio State CB 6000 193 4.36 9.20
9 O.J. Howard Alabama TE 6056 251 4.51 9.10
10 Mike Williams* Clemson WR 6035 218 4.57 9.00
11 Corey Davis Western Michigan WR 6027 209 4.48 8.96
12 David Njoku* Miami (Fla.) TE 6040 246 4.64 8.93
13 Quincy Wilson* Florida CB 6014 211 4.54 8.89
14 Taco Charlton Michigan DE 6055 277 4.92 8.85
15 Mitch Trubisky* North Carolina QB 6021 222 4.67 8.81
16 Christian McCaffrey* Stanford RB-S 5112 202 4.48 8.80
17 Deshaun Watson* Clemson QB 6024 221 4.66 8.79
18 John Ross* Washington WR-S 5106 188 4.22 8.77
19 Gareon Conley* Ohio State CB 6000 195 4.44 8.77
20 Haason Reddick Temple OLB/DE 6014 237 4.52 8.77
21 Garett Bolles* Utah OT 6050 297 4.95 8.76
22 Forrest Lamp Western Kentucky OG/OC 6035 309 4.99 8.70
23 Derek Barnett Tennessee DE 6030 259 4.88 8.59
24 Ryan Ramczyk* Wisconsin OT 6056 310 5.29 8.51
25 Tre'Davious White LSU CB 5112 192 4.47 8.50
26 Dalvin Cook* Florida State RB-S 5103 210 4.49 8.47
27 Nathan Peterman Pittsburgh QB 6024 226 4.82 8.43
28 Marlon Humphrey* Alabama CB 6002 197 4.41 8.42
29 Caleb Brantley* Florida DT 6025 307 5.14 8.40
30 Joe Mixon* Oklahoma RB 6011 226 4.49 8.36
31 Charles Harris* Missouri DE 6026 253 4.82 8.32
32 Budda Baker* Washington FS 5095 195 4.45 8.25
33 Jarrad Davis Florida ILB 6010 238 4.78 8.22
34 Malik McDowell* Michigan State DT 6062 295 4.85 8.17
35 Sidney Jones* Washington CB 6000 186 4.47 8.13
36 Takkarist McKinley UCLA OLB/DE 6020 250 4.59 8.12
37 Jabrill Peppers* Michigan SS 5107 213 4.46 8.11
38 Zay Jones East Carolina WR 6010 197 4.53 8.09
39 Obi Melifonwu Connecticut SS 6037 224 4.40 8.08
40 Patrick Mahomes II* Texas Tech QB 6020 225 4.80 8.07
41 Adoree' Jackson* Southern California CB 5100 186 4.42 8.06
42 Marcus Maye Florida FS 6000 210 4.54 8.05
43 Cam Robinson* Alabama OG/OT 6062 322 5.15 8.04
44 Alvin Kamara* Tennessee RB 5102 214 4.56 8.03
45 Ryan Anderson Alabama OLB 6020 253 4.78 8.02
46 Evan Engram Ole Miss TE 6033 234 4.42 8.01
47 Teez Tabor* Florida CB 6004 199 4.62 8.00
48 Antonio Garcia Troy OT 6062 302 5.15 7.99
49 Cooper Kupp Eastern Washington WR-S 6015 204 4.62 7.97
50 T J Watt* Wisconsin OLB 6044 252 4.69 7.96
51 Jourdan Lewis Michigan CB 5102 188 4.54 7.96
52 Zach Cunningham* Vanderbilt OLB 6034 234 4.67 7.95
53 Dan Feeney Indiana OG/OT 6037 305 5.24 7.95
54 Chidobe Awuzie Colorado CB 5117 202 4.43 7.94
55 Kevin King Washington CB 6030 200 4.43 7.94
56 Desmond King Iowa FS 5100 201 4.53 7.93
57 Carlos Henderson* Louisiana Tech WR 5110 199 4.46 7.92
58 Tim Williams Alabama OLB/DE 6027 244 4.68 7.91
59 Jordan Willis Kansas State DE 6036 255 4.53 7.90
60 Curtis Samuel* Ohio State WR-S 5105 196 4.31 7.89
61 Cordrea Tankersley Clemson CB 6012 199 4.40 7.87
62 Justin Evans Texas A&M SS 5115 199 4.47 7.87
63 Raekwon McMillan* Ohio State ILB 6017 240 4.61 7.86
64 Montravius Adams Auburn DT 6035 304 4.87 7.84
65 DeShone Kizer* Notre Dame QB 6042 233 4.83 7.84
66 Joe Mathis Washington DE/OLB 6020 266 4.86 7.83
67 Dion Dawkins Temple OT/OG 6037 314 5.11 7.82
68 Cameron Sutton Tennessee CB 5112 188 4.52 7.82
69 Adam Shaheen* Ashland TE 6064 278 4.79 7.81
70 Jordan Leggett Clemson TE 6054 258 4.73 7.81
71 Dalvin Tomlinson Alabama DT 6027 310 5.19 7.80
72 Pat Elflein Ohio State C 6025 303 5.32 7.80
73 Marcus Williams* Utah FS 6005 202 4.56 7.79
74 Chris Godwin* Penn State WR 6010 209 4.42 7.79
75 D'Onta Foreman* Texas RB 6002 233 4.58 7.78
76 Davis Webb California QB 6045 229 4.79 7.77
77 JuJu Smith-Schuster* Southern California WR 6021 201 4.45 7.76
78 Brad Kaaya* Miami (Fla.) QB 6037 214 4.84 7.76
79 Dawuane Smoot Illinois DE 6031 264 4.77 7.76
80 Bucky Hodges* Virginia Tech TE 6060 257 4.57 7.75
81 Carl Lawson Auburn DE 6016 261 4.67 7.75
82 ArDarius Stewart* Alabama WR 5111 204 4.49 7.74
83 Chad Hansen* California WR 6017 202 4.53 7.73
84 Chris Wormley Michigan DT 6050 298 4.92 7.73
85 Roderick Johnson Florida State OT 6070 298 5.34 7.72
86 Taylor Moton Western Michigan OT/OG 6052 319 5.18 7.72
87 Rasul Douglas West Virginia CB 6015 209 4.59 7.71
88 Dorian Johnson* Pittsburgh OG 6047 300 5.27 7.70
89 Larry Ogunjobi Charlotte DT/NT 6025 305 4.97 7.70
90 Carlos Watkins Clemson DT 6030 309 5.06 7.69
91 John Johnson Boston College FS 6004 208 4.61 7.68
92 Eddie Vanderdoes* UCLA DT 6031 305 4.99 7.68
93 Tanoh Kpassagnon Villanova DE 6066 289 4.83 7.67
94 Alex Anzalone Florida OLB 6027 241 4.63 7.67
95 Jake Butt Michigan TE 6054 246 4.74 7.67
96 Gerald Everett South Alabama TE 6030 239 4.62 7.67
97 Wayne Gallman* Clemson RB 6004 215 4.60 7.67
98 Duke Riley LSU OLB 6004 232 4.58 7.66
99 DeMarcus Walker* Florida State DE 6035 280 4.86 7.66
100 Tarell Basham Ohio DE 6036 269 4.70 7.66