In the late 1980s, Jimmy Johnson, head coach of the then-struggling Dallas Cowboys, concluded that trades involving draft picks, with no set currency value for each selection, were complicated at best and almost impossible at worst. Johnson, alongside team exec Mike McCoy, who came from a non-football background and was well known for having an analytical mind - got to work on a system that was the first step on the way to turning draft-day dealing from an art... to a science.
Pro-day Update The phrase 'Speed kills' is often an overused term, but in the NFL, it's about as apt as you can get. An athlete with world-class speed can change a game in a second, and so NFL draft talent evaluators regard it as a must-have. We've compiled a list of the fastest players in the 2021 NFL draft, players who, if you can get the ball in their hands, can strike from anywhere, at any time.