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Best of the Rest - May 1st, 2014 Featured

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As described on our front page, our Best of the Rest section will serve as a place where we can feature some of our favorite pieces from other sites. Please feel free to email us suggestions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or through our twitter account @FinDepth. 

Read on past the break for our first set of recommended links.

May 1st, 2014

Have you thought to yourself, there are so many NFL draft boards going around, why doesn't someone make a composite board using some of the more respected analysts' rankings? Well, Doug Kyed (@DougKyedNESN) did just that -  http://nesn.com/2014/04/jadeveon-clowney-no-1-in-composite-top-32-2014-nfl-draft-expert-rankings/Kyle Crabbs (@NFLDraftTracker) takes it even one step further in breaking down the composite rankings while making some excellent points about the mainstream media analysis - http://nfldrafttracker.blogspot.com/2014/04/draft-forecasting-vs-draft-evaluating.html

 

Greg Gabriel (@greggabe) has an extensive insider perspective as to how NFL teams actually approach the draft. He gives an insightful take on his behind the scenes write up "Dispelling Fans' NFL Draft Misconceptions" - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2039140-dispelling-fans-biggest-misconceptions-of-the-nfl-draft and in "How NFL Teams Plan for the NFL Draft and Why It Works" - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2033079-how-nfl-teams-plan-for-the-nfl-draft-and-why-it-works. If nothing else, read it for the Devin Hester story. 

 

Chase Stuart (@fbgchase) writes an intriguing piece on the complexities standing in the way of NFL teams being efficient at the draft. He also analyzes whether teams have been improving or not over the last many years. The results might surprise you - http://www.footballperspective.com/why-arent-teams-better-at-drafting-now/

 
Matt Johnson (MattJ_onNFL) describes some of the best NFL draft prospect backstories - http://www.thesportsdaily.net/nfl-draft-2014-prospects-root-best-backstories/
 
 
Scott Kacsmar (@FO_ScottKacsmar) looks at every 2013 QB's "True Sack Rate". Moreover, he breaks down the cause and proportion of each sack total, which can help give a sense as to what is to "blame." Take a look at Ryan Tannehill - http://www.footballoutsiders.com/stat-analysis/2014/2013-quarterbacks-true-sack-rateRoss Boberg (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) created a very cool interactive visual using FootballOutsiders Defense-Adjusted Value Over Average (DVOA) statistic - http://www.vividnumeral.com/content/projects/dvoa_history_2013
 
 
Neil Paine (@Neil_Paine) writes for the Nate Silver created site "FiveThirtyEight". Beyond creating a more logical (and likely more accurate) 2014 NFL strength of schedule, this article brings good news for Dolphins fans - http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/which-nfl-teams-really-have-the-toughest-and-easiest-schedules-in-2014/
 

Dr. David Chao (@profootballdoc) writes from the perspective of a seasoned team physician. His column offers a unique medical take on the game we love. In his most recent post, he writes of the combine medical re-check - http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Monday-Morning-MD-8287.html

 

Robert Klemko (@RobertKlemko), of the Peter King created "MMQB", writes this powerful piece on former Jacksonville Jaguars LB Russell Allen who suffered a stroke while playing in last season's week 15 - http://mmqb.si.com/2014/04/22/russell-allen-jacksonville-jaguars-stroke/

 

 

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Pablo Knowles

Pablo is a FinDepth co-founder. Having grown up in South Florida, he's been a Miami Dolphins fan since childhood. His main avenue of football analysis is through a statistical approach. He also enjoys quality music and a good laugh. Pablo can be found at @PabloKnows on twitter and can be reached via email at PabloKnows54@gmail.com. 

 

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