The 2019 NFL draft is coming and I am breaking down past wide receiver draft classes, looking for patterns in production from 2012-2017. This will give us a six-year sample of what wide receivers’ production looked like even before the Combine and before we look at the new class.
We’re making a model but with names, not numbers.
So let’s check in on the first class of the wide receiver recession, shall we?
Hopes were high and draft picks were expensive coming out of the 2014 season. While most cautioned temperance in the face of a clear outlier class, it was hard not to get excited – especially in dynasty.
The 2015 class, however, was remarkably less productive in college at an older age and that should have been our first and guiding clue.
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