Applying our machine learning system to the quarterbacks in the 2016 NFL draft, the worst 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. Jets – Christian Hackenberg – no (73%)
New York Jest took Christian Hackenberg as the 4th quarterback in the 2016 draft. Our machine learning QB system rated him a “no” with an 73% probability.
2. Patriots – Jacoby Brissett – no (98%)
New England selected Jacoby Brissett as the 5th quarterback in the draft. Brissett had our systems highest no ranking at 98%. We suspect he may be utilized in other than a QB capacity. We will see…
3. Raiders – Connor Cook – no (84%)
Oakland drafted Connor Cook as the 7th QB taken yet he was a “no” draft with an 84% ranking.
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%)