“Every Play. Every Player. Every Game” — Pro Football Focus’ College Analysis Applied to 2015 NFL Draft
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STAMFORD, Conn. – April 27, 2015 –With the 2015 NFL Draft just three days away, NBC Sports Group will take a never-before seen look at the league’s annual selection meeting through the prism of Pro Football Focus’ exclusive and proprietary grading system on Pro Football Focus: Grading the 2015 Draft, debuting today, Monday, April 27, at 5:30pm ET on NBCSN. An encore presentation of the program will air at 11 p.m. ET, following tonight’s coverage of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBCSN, featuring a Game 7 matchup between the New York Islanders and the Washington Capitals.
The new, one-hour show features NBC’s Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth, the majority owner of Pro Football Focus (PFF), alongside host Paul Burmeister, and PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo, Neil Hornsby and Sam Monson. Collinsworth, a 15-time Sports Emmy Award winner, uses PFF’s data as part of his weekly SNF game preparation. Nearly half of NFL clubs work directly with Pro Football Focus to use its play-by-play and player grading analytics.
“Every Play. Every Player. Every Game.”
To prepare for the 2015 NFL Draft, Pro Football Focus watched every play of every draft-eligible player from the 2014 college season and assigned a grade for every play, every game and for the full season. In addition, PFF graded every player and position group from all 32 NFL teams, and has determined each team’s areas of strength, weakness and need. PFF is the only company offering such detailed analysis.
Since 2007, Pro Football Focus has analyzed the performance of every player on each snap, grading their performances against others at the same position, in categories including pass blocking efficiency, run stop percentage, and “elusive rating” (for running backs). Click here for more information on the program.
For a transcript of Friday’s conference call with Collinsworth, Hornsby and Palazzolo, click here.
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