Post Snap Reads: Links From Around the Web

The University of Massachusetts paid tribute to those who passed away in Boston last week during their spring game.

Although it’s NFL draft week, there are plenty of other opinions being touted and analysis being carried out this week that have nothing to do with college prospects.

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Context for Pro Football Focus Grades-Neil Hornsby.
This is something that I’ve been passionately discussing myself over the years. Now that Neil, the founder and owner of Pro Football Focus, is calling for the same thing, it shows that analytics must be used within context. Neil discusses how Pro Football Focus grade and the disparities between players who play different roles.

Seven Round Mock Draft-Josh Norris.
Norris is a very well-respected draft expert who recently became a part of NFL.com’s coverage. This massive undertaking is reflective of his knowledge and work-rate when it comes to his craft.

Joe Goodberry’s Draft Primer-Joe Goodberry.
This phenomenally well-designed and informative draft primer is a great guide for anyone looking to refine a good base of knowledge or star a late development of one.

Helping Sport out of the Closet-Kev Beirne.
With the recent talk of Kerry Rhodes, and general underlining of gay athletes in sports that exists in today’s world, Beirne explores the issue and looks at players who previously came out and played on in their respective sports.

Working through the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Draft Process-Lance Zierlein.
Lance, the son of former Steelers’ offensive line coach Larry Zierlein, is a well-respected draft expert and general football mind who gives us an inside look at how the Pittsburgh Steelers will find their rookie additions this year.

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