Chase Stuart has another excellent post up today where he does the math to calculate Adjusted Net Passing Yards per Attempt for the 2014 class. He has a bunch of comments worth reading, so be sure to check out the full post, but here’s a table which shows total attempts and ANYA for the class:
|Johnny Manziel||Texas A&M||429||9.3|
|Keith Wenning||Ball State||498||8.6|
|Derek Carr||Fresno State||659||8.4|
|David Fales||San Jose State||487||8.1|
I was really sort of floored to see Mettenberger at the top of this list and it turns out he’s there essentially based on yards per attempt. His touchdowns/INTs are not really on par with the other QBs (which maybe you can’t even really lay at his feet). But it is head turning to say the least.
Logan Thomas’ ANYA is actually so low that you have to click through a bunch of table splits in order to see his sub 6 ANYA statistic.
Interestingly it does look like Manziel will be the most sought after fantasy asset. From a real draft standpoint I’ve wondered what happened to the height related discount that used to exist for QBs. But we’ve been light in general on QB content here on the site so we’ll hopefully rectify that over the next couple of weeks.