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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:49 am    Post subject: An inferno from a SPARQ Reply with quote

How the Steelers focused on athleticism in 2014

Steelers 2014 Draft Class

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Ryan Shazier, at 150.0, has the highest pSPARQ score of any draft-eligible player. The average among inside linebackers was 109.9 - meaning Shazier was nearly one and a half times more athletic than the average inside linebacker in this draft.


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This theory takes a slight dip when it comes to second-round pick Stephon Tuitt - a player who did not work out at The Combine (foot surgery), but based on past results in the input events as well as averages factoring in size among other criteria, they estimated Tuitt's pSPARQ score at 99.6 with a 0.3 z-score, suggesting Tuitt, in comparison to 7-technique edge rushers, is still a little above average in comparison to athletes in the rest of the league.

Tuitt's z-score is still somewhat misleading, considering he's more of a defensive tackle than edge rusher. The Steelers will be able to use him both inside and out.


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Many, including us at BTSC, questioned the reasoning behind the selection of Kent State running back Dri Archer. Those who questioned it may not have been convinced by his blistering 40-yard-dash time, but his 133.4 pSPARQ score puts him 10th among all running backs, and the 41st highest total in the draft - higher than first round picks Bradley Roby (130.0), Brandin Cooks (126) and Odell Beckham (125).


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Bryant, at 124.3, has the highest pSPARQ score of any receiver standing 6-foot-3 or taller, and ranks 19th overall at the position, higher than seventh overall pick, Tampa Bay's Mike Evans (118.6), and - even more exciting - higher than his teammate at Clemson, Sammy Watkins (116.9), the fourth overall pick in the draft.



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Dennard's pSPARQ score? 117.3.

Steelers fifth round pick, CB Shaquille Richardson's score? 122.8.

Not only is he, measurably, a much better athete than Dennard, according to pSPARQ, he's a better athlete than Fuller (121.4) and uber-athletic CB Justin Gilbert (120.6).

There were 19 cornerbacks drafted before Richardson was.


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Woe is 2013

This picture is colored even more brightly when the same measurements are applied to the Steelers' 2013 draft class. While Shamarko Thomas (138.5, 2.2 z-score), Markus Wheaton (119.9, 0.9 z-score) and Le'Veon Bell (122.4, 0.6 z-score) scored above their peers, Jarvis Jones (89.8, -1.5 z-score) and Vince Williams (91.2, -1.2) were well below average.



http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/steelers-2014-preview-preseason-news-updates-roster-depth-chart-salary-cap/2014/7/25/5919957/steelers-2014-nfl-draft-results-review-evaluation-SPARQ-rating-formula-nike
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be awesome if pSPARQ were a football measurement. But it is better to have a high rating in it than not.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw this off BTSC site; I will mention this again. Good way to measure of the success is more proven than not-

Look at our best draft class in past 5 years, 2010. I guarantee you, the pSPARQ was very high, even with Maurkice Pouncey. Comparing to say, 08' and 09'? Pretty bad.

While this isn't a way of moneyballing the players but like moneyball, it should be a factor and when you are at choosing between two players for one position, heck yeah you factors pSPARQ in too.

Way the Steelers drafted recently you almost felt the impact Jarvis Jones' lackluster season caused.... *sound of falling nail, nope its leaf... it didn't land*
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gatoradus wrote:
*sound of falling nail, nope its leaf... it didn't land*

wut?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty interesting always good for more information.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MightyJoeYoung wrote:
Gatoradus wrote:
*sound of falling nail, nope its leaf... it didn't land*

wut?


I second that wut???
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JDLefebvre wrote:
MightyJoeYoung wrote:
Gatoradus wrote:
*sound of falling nail, nope its leaf... it didn't land*

wut?


I second that wut???

What's the confusion? It's like taking money from a candy.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chieferific wrote:
JDLefebvre wrote:
MightyJoeYoung wrote:
Gatoradus wrote:
*sound of falling nail, nope its leaf... it didn't land*

wut?


I second that wut???

What's the confusion? It's like taking money from a candy.

Top notch! Haha
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chieferific wrote:
JDLefebvre wrote:
MightyJoeYoung wrote:
Gatoradus wrote:
*sound of falling nail, nope its leaf... it didn't land*

wut?


I second that wut???

What's the confusion? It's like taking money from a candy.


ahahah...well done my man, well done

I assume what Gatoradus was implying was that he was comparing Jarvis Jones' impact to that of a pin dropping...except it ended up being a leaf that didn't land, it simply blew away.

translation: Jarvis Jones stunk

I'm going to cling desperately to the fact that he looked decent in game 16 vs the Browns and rely on the idea that even though the Browns' season was over, Thomas wasn't going to quit, and Jones had a few plays where he looked like he belonged in the NFL.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The reports on Jones so far have been more positive than negative though I haven't exactly seen anyone gushing over him.

I've seen a couple of reports saying that his initial punch is stronger and that he does appear stronger which gives me some hope.
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