Here is a spreadsheet with offensive and defensive market share of 2017 CFB players at the midseason point 2018 Prebowl stats. I did a quick color code to give you an idea of what the production means potential wise. However, there are numerous other variables that are not accounted for yet like SOS, athleticism and age. This is purely production, but it should highlight players that are performing well so you can check them out to see if the film lines up with the data. I’d use the analogy that if a player hits a All-Pro potential mark, it means the same as if a DE runs a 4.5.
It doesn’t mean that DE is destined to become elite, or even good. But since most of the great DEs usually run 4.5, it’d be a good idea to at least give that player a look. There are over 4,000+ players in this defensive data set alone. So the ability to filter that 4,000+ list to less than 300 is the point of analytics. So I hope you enjoy the spreadsheet, and if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment or tweet at me @Jimetrics .