Applying our machine learning system to the quarterbacks in the 2016 NFL draft, the best values are as follows. The system ranks quarterbacks as yes or no draft and assigns a probability based only on the players college statistics.
1. Dolphins – Brandon Doughtey – yes (86%)
Miami took Brandon Doughtey as the last quarterback in the 2016 draft. Our machine learning QB system rated him a “yes” with an 86% probability.
2. Bills – Cardale Jones – yes (97%)
Buffalo selected Cardale Jones as the 9th quarterback in the draft. Jones had our systems highest yes ranking at 97%.
3. Chiefs – Kevin Hogan – yes (82%)
Kansas City drafted Kevin Hogan as the 10th QB taken yet he was a yes draft with an 82% ranking.
4. Lions – Jake Ruddock – yes (83%)
Detroit took Michigan QB Jake Ruddock as the 12th quarterback in the draft. Our system had Ruddock as a yes with an 83% prorbability.
Here are some more numbers to consider from our system:
Drafted only 23 of 32 starting QBs for 2015
12 playoff teams in 2015, the system drafted 10 QBs (83%)
2015 Divisional Round the system drafted 7 of 8 QBs (87%)
2015 Conference Finals, the system drafted all 4 QBs (100%)
Super Bowl 50 teams, the system drafted both QBs. (100%)
Drafted every 2015 division winning quarterback except one – Hoyer. (87%)