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I'm off the grid today but if you've missed any of the great work that Zach is doing over at 3sigmaAthlete, make sure you go check it out.

Position-Based Value Drafting | Three Sigma Athlete
Draft analytics aren’t necessarily about athleticism or SPARQ; the idea is to use data in a way that maximizes the use of draft capital. Before we discuss the specific model used here, it’s important to lay out the tools we’ll use in the analysis.

Inducting a New 3-Sigma Athlete | Three Sigma Athlete
The name of this blog is 3 Sigma Athlete, which refers to the rare NFL player who stands three standard deviations above the NFL standard pSPARQ at a given position. I’ve written before about the 3 sigma athletes who are currently in the NFL: J.J. Watt, Calvin Johnson, Evan Mathis, and Lane Johnson.

Mid-April SPARQ Rankings: Off-LOS Linebacker | Three Sigma Athlete
UPDATE 4/13: The SPARQ table now includes most players with pro days occurring prior to March 20th. The image is a much higher-resolution than was used previously. Note that the “Comb.” column refers to those who were invited to the NFL Combine in February.

Mid-April SPARQ Rankings: Defensive Line | Three Sigma Athlete
UPDATE 4/13: The SPARQ table now includes most players with pro days occurring prior to March 20th. The image is a much higher-resolution than was used previously. Note that the “Comb.” column refers to those who were invited to the NFL Combine in February.

Mid-April SPARQ Rankings: EDGE | Three Sigma Athlete
UPDATE 4/13: The SPARQ table now includes most players with pro days occurring prior to March 20th. The image is a much higher-resolution than was used previously. Note that the “Comb.” column refers to those who were invited to the NFL Combine in February.

Mid-April SPARQ Rankings: Offensive Line | Three Sigma Athlete
UPDATE 4/13: The SPARQ table now includes most players with pro days occurring prior to March 20th. The image is a much higher-resolution than was used previously. Note that the “Comb.” column refers to those who were invited to the NFL Combine in February.

Mid-April SPARQ Rankings: Safety | Three Sigma Athlete
UPDATE 4/13: The SPARQ table now includes most players with pro days occurring prior to March 20th. The image is a much higher-resolution than was used previously. Note that the “Comb.” column refers to those who were invited to the NFL Combine in February.

A quick note on Davis Tull, the outlier | Three Sigma Athlete
Davis Tull and Vic Beasley both performed very, very well at the NFL Combine in February.

3SA on the Seahawkers Podcast | Three Sigma Athlete
Hey all — I appeared on the Seahawkers podcast this week. We talked for 30 or 40 minutes about SPARQ, how it relates to the current Seattle roster, and a few of the “Seahawk-y” players in the draft this year.

3SA on the Process the Process Podcast | Three Sigma Athlete
I appeared on Josh Norris' excellent Process the Process podcast back in February.