NFL auditions are in full swing as we recap the weekend's action from the NFL Scouting Combine. The results are now finalized for the draft's offensive prospects.
To determine the combine "Winners" and "Losers," allow me to introduce you to the Dynamic Measurables Ranking system, otherwise known as DMR.
DMR is a draft metric designed to combine every aspect of a prospect's physical tool set into a single numeric value, ranging from 1 to 10.
The first component is the Dynamic Speed Average, or DSA. This measurement determines the complete speed of a prospect by averaging the times between their 40-yard dash (straight-line speed), three-cone drill (change-of-direction ability) and short shuttle (lateral speed/stop-and-go). This number is a more complete representation of a player's actual football speed than any one drill in a vacuum.
The second component is the Dynamic Explosion Total, or DET. The explosion total simply adds up the total number of a player's bench press (upper-body explosion), vertical jump (lower-body vertical explosion) and broad jump (lower-body forward explosion).
DMR then utilizes a unique formula intended to normalize a player's DSA score relative to their weight. The formula creates a number ranging from zero to 100 to determine each prospect's dynamic speed relative to their body weight. The higher the number, the better.
Once those numbers are in place, DMR gives a numeric grade to a prospect's height and arm length, which becomes part of the total DMR metric for every position except for running backs (RBs do not gain any advantage for height or arm length).
Once each value is converted into a numeric grading scale ranging from one to 10, the resulting numbers are simply averaged together to create the ultimate measurables grade, known only as DMR.
When comparing a prospect's DMR results to their projected draft status, we are given a clear formula for determining combine winners and losers.
For the metric to work, players must complete each drill factored into the DMR system. For this reason, I tried to limit this list strictly to those who completed every drill, thus attaining a complete DMR score.
All combine results courtesy of NFL.com.