I love playing around with Football Outsiders statistics, so I've decided to look at the player pages of each notable Patriots player and see who they most favorably compare to in terms of their one-year similarity score. Let's see if you can guess who would go where! No cheating!
Also, questions to consider:
1. What does this tell you about last year's team?
2. Where do you think we will see improvements next year?
3. Did any comparisons surprise you? Positively or negatively?
There may be a certain former player lurking the WR list as well.
Also, there will be no OL, because there aren't similarity scores for OL.
Post any guesses or general thoughts in the comments section! This should be fun.
QB: 2007 Peyton Manning, 1998 Eric Kresser
TE: 2003 Brian Kozlowski
And, how unprecedented was our usage of tight ends this year? Get this: