How can we use math to help us understand something in the real world? Here’s an interesting case of taking something hard to understand, the value of drafting football players, and using math to help quantify and interpret trends and outcomes that would otherwise be close to impossible to understand without math. Without some quantitative way, a lot of times, football people use intuition, sense perception, and memory to help them make decisions.

This is part of the larger trend of using data to understand information that used to be thought of as beyond the realm of mathematical analysis.

http://www.footballperspective.com/creating-a-nfl-draft-value-chart-part-i/

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