Interpreting Combine Results, Making Sense of Athletic Profiles, and Using the RotoViz Combine Explorer

Credit: Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire Pictured: Miles Sanders

What are the pros and cons of combine data, how should it be used, and what can athletic profiles tell us? Dave Caban uses the RotoViz Combine Explorer to answer these questions.

The NFL scouting combine will always have a special place in the metaphorical heart of RotoViz. In many respects, it’s the only controlled environment in which football-related data is gathered and in which the players are literally on a level playing field. It’s the one time that we are able to observe a player in isolation and collect qualitative measurements that are influenced by zero external forces.

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