August 17, 2017

2018 NFL Draft: Quarterback Passing Efficiency vs Quality Opponents and Sam Darnold

Last week, my good friend Jackson Safon, a student at USC, asked me for my take on Trojan redshirt sophomore quarterback Sam Darnold. I told him that one of the most interesting things about his evaluation is the fact that during […]
August 17, 2017

NFL Season Win Projections 2017

If you’ve been following our season preview series, you’re well aware that close wins and close losses are not sustainable. They are coin flips. Unfortunately, fans tend to treat them otherwise. With that frame of reference, I went game-by-game in an […]
August 16, 2017

Towards a (Possibly) Better Measure of Quarterback Play

By Anthony Chiado Quarterback is the most important position in football by a long shot, so it is no surprise that some of the best analytics progress surrounds this aspect of the game. No position other than quarterback boasts as many […]
August 15, 2017

How Evaluators Set Up Roberto Aguayo to Bust

Just one year after being drafted in the late second round, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Roberto Aguayo is now the face the “why would you use a top-150 pick on a special teams player” take, officially surpassing Bryan “drafted before […]
August 9, 2017

Sophomore Spotlight: Jalen Ramsey, Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars selected a superstar in cornerback Jalen Ramsey with the 5th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Ramsey played as a safety/slot corner hybrid as a sophomore in 2014, but settled in as Florida State’s boundary corner for his junior […]
August 8, 2017

Sophomore Spotlight: Michael Pierce, Baltimore Ravens

Stalwart defensive tackle play has been a trademark of the Baltimore Ravens since their inception in 1996. Tony Siragusa, Sam Adams, Kelly Gregg, Haloti Ngata, and Brandon Williams have all dominated the interior for the Ravens. Ozzie Newsome has had an […]
August 2, 2017

The Update: Los Angeles Rams 2017 Preview

Justis Mosqueda In an effort to break the two-paragraph preview trend of national writers, Setting the Edge has dedicated themselves to previewing all 32 teams in the NFL in a series called “The Update”, which will focus on: Where a […]
July 31, 2017

A Masterclass of the Minds

By Derrik Klassen    The punch-counter punch nature of football is fascinating. The most brilliant minds in football go head-to-head trying to outsmart each other with live-action chess pieces. It is outrageous, and it is unlike anything else. Every so often, the […]