Today we look at which draft prospects were the best per statistic among the offensive skill positions.
Receiving TDs – John Ursua (Hawaii) had 16 receiving touchdowns in 2018, the most in the FBS. At 5’10 inches and 175 lbs you would not think of him as a red zone target. But on 18 red zone receptions he had 10 touchdowns and six first downs. Not only a touchdown maker but Ursua also is 3rd in 50+ yard pass plays (6) and sixth in 10+ yard pass plays (49).
Receiving Average Yards – Hakeem Butler (Iowa State) has 22 yards per reception which is third in the nation. With that average you know he has to excel in long passing plays. Butler was tie for second in the FBS for receptions of 20+ and 30+ yards. He was tie for third in receptions of 40+ and 50+ yards.
Market Share receiving yards – Andy Isabella (UMass) has a 47.5% team market share of receiving yards. He actually excelled also in receptions market share (38.8%) and touchdown market share (48.2%). Those are amazing percentages. In this article JJ Zachariason sampled 26 stud NFL receivers’ final college year market share numbers. The NFL stud sample averaged 36% receiving yards, 31.8% receptions and 43.1% touchdowns.
Receiving Touchdowns – Donald Parham (Stetson) had 13 receiving touchdowns. That topped the best FBS tight end by three touchdowns. Parham had a 46% team market share of receiving touchdowns. Parham is 6’8″ and 240 lbs, a former basketball player and has a 36 inch vertical jump.
Receiving Average Yards – Jace Sternberger (Texas A&M) averaged 17.3 yards per reception. That was second best among FBS tight ends. He had the most 20+ yard receiving plays (21) among tight ends and it was 11th most among all receivers.
Market Share receiving yards – Donald Parham (Stetson) had 41.2% team market share of receiving yards. The next high production tight end was 7.4% less.
Touchdowns from Scrimmage – Devin Singletary (FAU) had 33 touchdowns in 2017 for a 45% market share and the most touchdowns from scrimmage by eight. His 22 touchdowns in 2018 was third most. In 2017, 35% of his 75 red zone rushing attempts scored a touchdown. For 2018 that percentage only dipped to 32% on 57 attempts.
Rushing Average – Darrell Henderson (Memphis) averaged 8.92 yards per carry in 2018 (2nd best) and 8.88 in 2017 (2nd best among backs). Over the last two seasons he played in 25 games, started 23, and has averaged less than 4.69 yards per carry in only two games. He was also second among backs in average yards from scrimmage.
Market share yards from scrimmage – Alex Barnes (Kansas State) had a 37.4% team market share of yards from scrimmage. Barnes is a big strong athletic bruiser of a back. He is 6’1″ and 225 lbs. Coming out of high school he bench pressed 225 lbs for 31 reps. That would have been tops among backs at the 2018 combine. He also ran 4.40 to 4.48 forty yard dash and had a 37 inch vertical jump. Barnes averaged 129 yards per game from scrimmage which was tenth in the nation. He converted 71% of his 24 rushing attempts of 3rd down and 1-6 yards to go.
3rd Down % – Kyler Murray -50% of his 3rd down attempts made 1st down.
Big Play % – Kyler Murray – 27.9% of his plays result in a big play.
Passing Yards per Attempt – Kyler Murray averaged 11.6 yards per attempt.
Passer Rating – Kyler Murray has a 199.4 passer rating.
Rushing average – Kyler Murray averaged 7.15 yards per rushing attempt.
Passing Tds – Dwayne Haskins averaged 3.57 passing TDs per game
TD to Int Ratio – Dwayne Haskins has a 6.25 touchdown to interception ratio.
Rushing yards – David Pindell averaged 94.9 rushing yards per game.
Red Zone TD % – Trace McSorley – 39.1% of his red zone attempts were a TD.
Completion % – Gardner Minshew completed 70.7% of his passing attempts.
Passing Yards – Gardner Minshew averaged 367 passing yards per game.
Rushing TDs – Eric Dungey averaged 1.15 rushing TDs per game.