Taking stock of player development

Graham Coffey’s created a metric to measure the relative success of college football programs in developing talent.  I think it’s definitely of interest; see what you think.

You can quibble over using the NFL draft as the benchmark, I suppose.  My real bone to pick is over the name.  “The Development Quotient”?  Meh.  I think the Mullen Index has a much better snap to it.  (I keed, I keed… I think.)


Filed under Recruiting, Stats Geek!, The NFL Is Your Friend.

19 responses to “Taking stock of player development

  1. RangerRuss

    Thank you Graham, for once again proving my theory that Saban and Alabama don’t develop players and are a bunch of broke dick losers.
    Keep pushing that narrative, Bluto.

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    • This. Call me crazy, but I can’t recall an insanely hyped Alabama player that left any different than they entered.

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      • siskey

        It seems to me like once a team “makes it” then they have a lot of players drafted for a certain time even if to your point the players that were drafted previously don’t really dominate the NFL or even College. Miami and FSU used to get a bunch of guys drafted and many were not good NFL players but if they are draft picks then they have a much better chance of staying around, especially if they are QBs or high picks. I remember reading some scouting deal a few years ago about how Bama players were “maxed” out in regards to future NFL performance and we will read the same about our guys this coming year or so. This will not prevent Kirby from having the contract amounts painted at the football facility.


  2. bulldogbry

    cc: Arch Manning

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  3. This has to be wrong. Kirbs can’t develop talent.


  4. 81Dog

    The MuLLLLLLen Index.

    FIFY. You’re welcome. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  5. You know who is undervalued and needs to get paid?

    Scott Sinclair … the man does the Lord’s work all year long especially when the coaches can’t have contact. For example, Jordan Davis doesn’t become what he has become without Sinclair’s transformation of his body.

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  6. MGW

    I mean it was historic and I’m proud of our guys, but how does Cincinnati not come it at number 1?

    Liked by 1 person

    • godawgs1701

      Because the metric is about guys getting drafted and what makes what Cincinnati has done so special is that most of those guys aren’t getting drafted.

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  7. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)

    But Gumps, ‘turds, and Hillbillies have all assured me for over five years now that KiRbY cAnNoT dEvElOp PlAyErS!!!

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  8. Harold Miller

    Graham I think you need a better headshot. Just saying.


    • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

      Yeah. The headphones give him an Oompa Loompa profile. And while I like the result of his analysis, to me it seems a little cherry-picked, not unlike some of the dreck you can read on AL.com. Just keep winning, Kirbs.

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  9. archiecreek

    That’s a mighty huge gap ‘tween #1 and #2.
    It’s the fuqing Grand Canyon ‘tween #1 and errybody else!!
    “That gap ain’t gonna close itsownself!!”

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  10. godawgs1701

    I get why Georgia’s rivals keep pushing the myth that Kirby and Co. can’t develop talent and they can’t manage quarterbacks – it’s literally all they’ve got. And given that I’ve got a national title shirt for every day of the week and multiple types of weather, they really don’t have that anymore, either, if they’re talking me because I’ll just casually point to the logo with my middle finger.

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  11. Russ

    I want to see the schools with a negative rate, like Georgia Tech.

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  12. whb209

    Kirby and the UGA coaches are going to be paid. They have earned it.

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  13. Alkaline5

    Iowa at #4. Are they now the current most-tortured fan base? Kirk Ferentz must be the Mark Richt of the midwest: 3 straight top 10 finishes from 2002-2004 and then nothing to speak of since then except draft picks.