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A team of one year Similarity Scores


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 

RB: 1999 Anthony Johnson, 2009 Justin Forsett, 2009 Ahman Green, 2001 Stacey Mack

WR: 2010 Jacoby Ford, 1994 Quinn Early, 1992 Mark Didio, 1998 Chris Calloway, 2005 Andrae Thurman, 2003 Ricky Proehl

TE: 2003 Brian Kozlowski

And, how unprecedented was our usage of tight ends this year? Get this:

2010 Aaron Hernandez, 2010 Rob Gronkowski

DL: 2003 Hugh Douglas, 1997 Bryan Robinson, 1997 Alonzo Spellman, 2005 Shaun Smith, 2009 Tommy Kelly,2004 James Lee, 2001 Reggie McGrew

OLB: 2009 Aaron Kampman, 2007 Jay Richardson, 2006 Ben Leber, 2004 Eric Ogbogu

ILB: 2004 Jamie Winborn, 1997 Cornell Brown, 2007 Patrick Willis, 1997 Tom Tumulty

CB: 2004 Quentin Jammer, 1999 Emmanuel McDaniel, 1997 Monty Montgomery, 2009 Johnathan Joseph

S: 2010 Eric Berry, 2010 Reggie Nelson, 2009 James Butler, 2004 Gerome Sapp

The views expressed in these FanPosts are not necessarily those of the writers or SBNation.

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