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WR Success - Correlated to Size? (1 Viewer)

Bob Magaw

interesting study from the cowboys site, sorry if this is a redundant thread...


some studies aren't that deep for historical purposes, than again, the game is changing so fast, it is unclear how useful data would be from a decade or two ago?

harvin and cobb don't fit the profile yet have succeeded at a high level... awaits to be seen if austin can similarly break through and counter some current trends (and he is admittedly pushing the dimunitive envelope even further :) )...

As much as it’s popular to say that speedsters can “take the top off of a defense,” it’s the tall, bulky receivers who are moving the chains and putting the ball into the end zone. Take a look at the top 10 receivers in yards for 2012. The average height and weight is over 6-2 and 218 pounds. Nine out of the 10 players, a list that includes Johnson, Bryant, A.J. Green, Demaryius Thomas, Brandon Marshall and Vincent Jackson, are at least 6-0. Amazingly, six of the 10 are at least 6-3. Only two, Reggie Wayne and Wes Welker, weigh in below 200 pounds.
Not exactly earth-shattering news.

The way they're looking at the numbers is really simplistic and limited.


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