Podcast: Kevin Cole on predicting the 2017 NFL Draft

On this week’s episode of the Football Analytics Show, I talk with Kevin Cole, data scientist and writer with Roto Viz and Fantasy Labs. Among other topics, we discuss the following:

  • The unusual but straight forward path Kevin took into football analytics.
  • The four variables that matter in predicting running back performance in the NFL.
  • What small sample size says about Deshaun Watson versus Mitch Trubisky.
  • Why the combine doesn’t matter in predicting wide receivers.
  • Kevin’s bold prediction for the 2017 NFL draft, which involves a quarterback.

I also really enjoyed Kevin’s favorite book, as it showed his depth of thought on topics far from sports analytics.

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