What is it and where it’s going
Relative Athletic Scores take player measurements and put them on an easy to understand 0 to 10 scale compared to their position group. A final score is then produced which is also on a 0 to 10 score to show overall athleticism for a draft prospect. This data can be used to chart trends over time, showing that overall athleticism is likely a contributing factor to player success in the NFL.
I am currently working on updating the application to finalize the 2019 NFL Draft season. The code has been ran and all players have been added, nearly 2,000 prospects from the draft class. You can find the scores on the tables linked below, but the individual cards cannot be viewed online just yet.
You’ll still get all your up to date RAS information from my Twitter feed @MathBomb, so there are no worries there. In the mean time, you can get download the application on Windows here.
After I’ve finalized the 2019 code, I’ll be working entirely on the side with no further updates until the 2020 draft season kicks off. There will still be some data patches for links and corrections, but the application itself will no longer be updated for a while. This is because I’m working to bring RAS both to the web and to mobile. As you can imagine, this requires a pretty significant amount of code, so it’s going to take most of my time.
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NOTE: All research pending 11/17 updates due to large influx of data and introduction of static scores for draft year