It’s finally here! The new RAS Metrics is now in open Beta Testing.
After more than six years of research, countless hours of data entry and verification, and several hundred hours of coding and testing, we are able to provide RAS Metrics and Scout Hub to the masses. This program is free for all to use, though like any creator we ask for proper attribution if anything is used for publication or profit.
The program is only usable on Windows at this time, but that will change in the very near future (need a working Mac to compile the installer).
In it’s current form, RAS will allow you to review player measurements and scores from 1987 until 2018, as well as accessing the link repository that I hope will grow exponentially in the coming months. The Scout Hub features include the skeleton report, a bare bones scouting report that you can use to put down your thoughts on players as you prepare for the 2019 draft season or review players currently in the NFL. These reports will soon be writable in various formats so you can better share your voice on player evaluations. There’s a slew of other content coming, too much to list here.
I sincerely hope you enjoy this tool and hope it furthers your own draft evaluation skills.
I’m not charging for the tool and hope to never do so on the desktop. It’s taken a considerable amount of time and effort to put this together, and I will certainly welcome any donations to my PayPal so I can continue to provide player measurements from both combine and pro day for as long as you maniacs are still interested in this information. I will likely end up donating most of what is offered, but will use some of it to keep this project moving forward.
You’ve read all of my victory lap above, or at least skimmed past it, so here’s the bit you’re looking for:
RAS Metrics (Windows)
Updated 8/11/2018: Minor aesthetic updates, Main Menu updated so you can load and filter links (but not launch from the menu yet). You can also load, but not filter, your reports and traits. There are some issues I’m working out with those pages, hopefully will be fixed by next update. Added a counter at the top so you can see how many results you get from each filter. Around 500 more links added to the Link Repository. Table updates did not take in the previous update, but will now, providing access to the more than 9,000 links in the repository (previously was around 6,000).
Hot Fix 8/12/2018: Reports and Traits tables were not functioning on the main menu. Also added filters for those tables and updated the links table so that it will launch links if they are clicked on in the table.
Coming Soon: Main Menu filters will be tweaked so you can also load player measurements at the menu and filter however you like. Some data issues will be fixed in the next week or so. More links will be added to the link repository.
Instructions and Troubleshooting
Download the file using the link above. There is no installer, it’s just a zipped folder with the application all ready to go. Simply unzip the folder to wherever you like and then run the RAS Metrics application. You can move the included shortcut to wherever is most convenient for you.
The Menu should be the first thing you see when you open the application. The background should be black, as shown here, and show data in the table. If that is not the case, close the application and report the issue as this means the database is not being loaded properly.
If there are any other issues, you can contact me @MathBomb on Twitter or at firstname.lastname@example.org.