NFL’s Future promised major changes at the close of the 2013 NFL Draft. That time has come.
As you may have noticed we have added three additional writers to our team. Most importantly we didn’t just add writers – we added guys that have lived the game. Uptown Murf, John Middlekauff, and Shawn Burns bring significant talents in the evaluation process – each bringing different skill sets.
It’s not just our writing team that got an overhaul. Through my travels this spring and summer it was clear that I couldn’t avoid one term – analytics. Whether it be NFL or NCAA teams, anyone worth their salt is employing heavy doses of analytics in everything they do.
Our latest addition to the team is Tim Chou. Tim is an Industrial Engineer, schooled at Purdue and working at Northrop Grumman in Los Angeles. Most importantly, Chou brings a football pedigree as a high school coach in L.A. Chou will be heading up the analytics department at NFL’s Future.
Tim comes with some serious credentials in the world of analytics as he’s been a speaker at the 2013 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference as part of their “evolution of sports” series. Chou has also provided his metrics to prominent Division I college football programs.
Adding Chou’s valuable metrics to how we evaluate players, schemes, and the future of the game is a coup given he’s a highly sought out professional in a highly sought out and specialized field. You will be seeing Tim’s work incorporated in our work in the very near future. Below you can check out his speech at the 2013 Sloane conference and maybe you’ll see some of his NFL’s Future work presented at the 2014 conference.
You can follow Tim on Twitter Follow @footballandlife
Also, if you’re interested in linking up with Tim on a professional level – connect with him on LinkedIn