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2017 NFL Draft: Understanding metrics, how they work and when to use them

Talking metrics with Matt Harmon and the Draft Breakdown podcast.

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The NFL Draft Breakdown podcast has brought you a cornucopia of information on the 2017 NFL Draft.

There's literally nothing left for us to give when it comes to reviewing prospects, breaking down information and giving you the most unique insight into the 2017 NFL Draft.

If you want our rankings on any prospects:

Running backs with Emory Hunt
Wide receivers and tight ends
Defensive Front seven
Defensive Backs
Defensive backs with Kyle Posey
Favorite prospects with Chuck McDonald and Justis Mosqueda

Today, we have a special treat. Matt Harmon of and the Fantasy Hipsters Podcast stopped by to discuss his wide receivers grading system, Reception Perception.

It was a really good show, but more importantly, it is a subject that needs to be talked about. When systems or metrics for grading players are created, they are done with the hope of giving you an edge in your evaluations, they are not a hard and fast rankings. Yet that seems to be how some are now being used. Really, what many of these systems help to do is not identify a player who could be great, but instead show you a player who is going to have a hard time making the jump from the collegiate game to the pros.

It's a really entertaining hour, listen and enjoy.