Apr
23
2021

The Packers Draft Board And RAS

The Green Bay Packers and RAS are are linked. Some fans want to pretend that it’s just a coincidence. Some want to just down play it as ‘just a part of the puzzle.’ While it is that, it is also a major part of the puzzle. We have years of data to look at that proves the Packers highly value players that rate high on the athletic scale. Now some of you may even be wondering, what is RAS? Well, it stands for Relative Athletic Score. It is a formula created by Kent Lee Platte. You can also see the scores for yourself at his website Relative Athletic Scores.

My data charting all draft picks by the Packers from Ted Thompson to today with Gutekunst bears that out. When you have 15 years of data to back you up, its no longer a coincidence. Now do the Packers actually log onto Kent’s website and punch in a players name and if they get a high enough grade they draft them? No they do not. While RAS is very important to the Packers, it is not the only thing they use as an evaluation. I would say the number one thing they go off of is film.

The Packers have a lot of former scouts in their front office. Guys who went from one school the the next to scout players for years. Do the Packers even use the RAS website? I highly doubt it. Do they know about it? Oh for sure. Teams have SO much information on players, trends, and analytical data. They can even tell you who a prospect’s second grade teacher was. They can probably even tell you what his school served for lunch.

So then the next question becomes, then how are they connected? Well, the Packers must be using some kind of athletic formula similar to Kent’s RAS because they show some sort of corelation. There are certain positions that the Packers seem to not prioritize athleticism. Namely tight end and off ball linebacker. To a lesser extent running back, although the last four Gutekunst has drafted have scored relatively high on the RAS scale.

Lets now look at the average RAS scores for players drafted by the Packers since Ted was GM. 

Average WR RAS: 8.0

QB: 7.67

OL: 8.0

TE: 6.1

RB: 7.37

DL: 7.61

LB: 6.33

Edge: 8.2

DB: 7.65

One quick note. Under Gutekunst the Packers have seemed to lean even more into higher athletic traits. For example every DB he has drafted was over 8.0. Now let’s move onto current prospects who would fit the Packers profile at each position. I will only include players that fit their thresholds as well. For example only DBs who are 5’10 1/4+(yes that is a real thing for them). Wide receivers that are 5’11+, big long edge players(no one under 255). Also, I wont include a player the Packers have no shot at, like a Patrick Surtain Jr. for example.

2021 Draft class:

Quarterbacks

Zach Thomas – Appalachian State: 7.14

Akevious Williams – Bethune-Cookman: 7.54

Kevin Thompson – Washington: 8.42

Feleipe Franks – Arkansas: 9.56

Runningbacks:

Kylin Hill – Mississippi State: 7.31

JaQuan Hardy – Tiffin: 7.46

Asim Rose – Kentucky: 7.49

Gerrid Doaks – Cincinatti: 8.32

Chuba Hubbard – Oklahoma State: 8.44

Javonte Williams – North Carolina: 8.79

Deon Jackson – Duke: 8.94

Nathan McCray – Saginaw Valley: 9.41

Elijah Mitchell – Louisiana: 9.5

Kyle Borsa – Regina: 9.61

Trey Sermon – Ohio State: 9.66

Jake Funk – Maryland: 9.76

Chris Evans – Michigan: 9.85

Kene Nwangwu – Iowa State: 9.89

Wide Receivers:

Cornell Powell – Clemson: 7.58

Josh Palmer – Tennessee: 7.6

Dillon Stoner – Oklahoma State: 7.81

Rashod Bateman – Minnisota: 8.05

Dyami Brown – North Carolina: 8.38

Trevon Grimes – Florida: 8.45

Connor Weddington – Stanford: 8.48

BJ Emmons – Florida Atlantic: 8.57

Blake Proehl – East Carolina: 8.57

Dezmond Fitzpatrick – Louisville: 8.82

Brennan Eagle – Texas: 8.97

Josh Imatorbhebhe – Illinois: 8.97

Trey Nixon – Central Florida: 8.98

Tim Jones – Southern Mississippi: 9.03

Hunter Register – Southern: 9.03

Simi Fehoko – Stanford: 9.17

Michael Strachan – Charleston: 9.22

Tarik Black – Texas: 9.56

Nico Collins – Michigan: 9.57

Tristen Wallace – Oregon: 9.66

Jalen Camp – Georgia Tech: 9.75

Jacob Harris – Central Florida: 9.88

Tight Ends:

Carson Williams – Western Kentucky: 6.68

John Bates – Boise State: 6.8

Noah Grey – Duke: 6.97

Shaun Beyer – Iowa: 7.74

Jack Stoll – Nebraska: 7.98

Luke Farrell – Ohio State: 8.63

Zach Davidson – Central Missouri: 8.8

Tommy Tremble – Notre Dame: 8.91

Briley Moore – Kansas State: 9.03

Brock Wright – Notre Dame: 9.21

Offensive Tackles:

Josh Ball – Marshall: 7.8

Teton Saltes – New Mexico: 7.95

Robert Hainsey – Notre Dame: 8.07

Devery Hamilton – Duke: 8.17

Darius Harper – Cincinnati: 8.25

Carson Green – Texas A&M: 8.29

Will Fries – Penn State: 8.49

Cole Van Lanen – Wisconsin: 8.5

Brenden Jaimes – Nebraska: 8.53

Liam Eichenberg – Notre Dame: 8.56

Larnel Coleman – Massachusetts: 8.6

Stone Forsythe – Florida: 8.78

Walker Little – Stanford: 8.9

Dan Moore – Texas A&M: 8.97

Landon Young – Kentucky: 9.18

Dillon Radunz – North Dakota State: 9.28

Alex Leatherwood – Alabama: 9.69

Teven Jenkins – Oklahoma State: 9.74

Brady Christensen – BYU: 9.84

Tommy Doyle – Miami(OH): 9.9

Samuel Cosmi – Texas: 9.99

Spencer Brown – Northern Iowa: 10

Interior Offensive Linemen:

Cole Barnwart – Iowa: 7.61

Jack Anderson – Texas Tech: 8.58

Jared Hocker – Texas A&M: 8.65

Royce Newman – Mississippi: 8.73

Ryan Neuzil – Appalachian State: 8.94

Jimmy Morrissey – Pittsburgh: 9.13

Kendrick Green – Illinois: 9.13

Jordan Meredith – Western Kentucky: 9.36

Chandon Herring – BYU: 9.84

Sadarius Hutcherson – South Carolina: 9.89

Matt Farniok – Nebraska: 9.9

Trey Smith – Tennessee: 9.91

Harry Crider – Indiana: 7.62

Jaelin Fisher – Charlotte: 8.35

Drew Dalman – Stanford: 9.9

Quinn Meinerz – Wisconsin-Whitewater: 9.98

Creed Humphrey – Oklahoma: 10

Defensive Tackles:

Roy Lopez – Arizona: 7.49

Osa Odighizuwa – UCLA: 7.64

Jovan Swann – Indiana: 7.82

Kenny Randall – Charleston: 8.17

Christian Barmore – Alabama: 8.22

Drew Wiley – Kansas State: 8.27

Daviyon Nixon – Iowa: 8.38

Jared Goldwire – Louisville: 8.50

Alim McNeill – North Carolina State: 8.53

Tommy Togiai – Ohio State: 8.58

Levi Onwuzurike – Washington: 8.73

Marquiss Spencer – Mississippi State: 9.07

TaQuon Graham – Texas: 9.68

Bobby Brown – Texas A&M: 9.82

Milton Williams – Louisiana Tech: 9.94

Jonathan Marshall – Arkansas: 9.99

Outside Linebackers:

Jonathon Cooper – Ohio State: 7.61

Andre Mintze – Vanderbilt: 7.77

Daelin Hayes – Notre Dame: 7.93

Wililam Bradley-King – Baylor: 9.18

Joe Tryon – Washington: 9.29

Janarius Robinson – Florida State: 9.33

Carlos Basham – Wake Forest: 9.38

Josh Kaindoh – Florida State: 9.59

Elerson Smith – Northern Iowa: 9.72

Payton Turner – Houston: 9.74

Jayson Oweh – Penn State: 9.92

Inside Linebacker:

Darius Hodge – Marshall: 7.62

Barrington Wade – Iowa: 7.87

Derrick Barnes – Purdue: 8.42

Zaven Collins – Tulsa: 8.72

Curtis Robinson – Stanford: 9.23

Nick Niemann – Iowa: 9.51

Pete Werner – Ohio State: 9.52

Ben Hladik – British Columbia: 9.9

Jamin Davis – Kentucky: 9.94

Baron Browning – Ohio State: 9.98

Cornerbacks:

Asante Samuel Jr. – Florida State: 7.46

Camryn Bynum – California: 7.82

Deommodore Lenoir – Oregon: 7.59

Darren Hall – San Diego State: 8.03

Benjamin St.-Juste – Minnesota: 8.13

Rodarius Williams – Oklahoma State: 8.14

Nick McCloud – Notre Dame: 8.35

Aaron Robinson – Central Florida: 8.38

Isaiah Dunn – Oregon State: 8.93

Ambry Thomas – Michigan: 8.97

Marlon Character Jr. – Louisville: 9.04

Brandon Stephens – SMU: 9.2

Eric Stokes – Georgia: 9.37

Paulson Adebo – Stanford: 9.55

Zech McPhearson – Texas Tech: 9.56

Shaun Wade – Ohio State: 9.6

Nate Hobbs – Illinois: 9.62

Robert Rochelle – Central Arkansas: 9.65

Greg Newsome – Northwestern: 9.66

Ifeatu Melifontu – Syracuse: 9.69

Jason Pinnock – Pittsburgh: 9.78

Marco Wilson – Florida: 9.99

Safties:

Damar Hamlin – Pittsburgh: 7

Trevon Moehrig – TCU: 7.37

Donovan Stiner – Florida: 7.73

Jovan Grant – Merrimack: 7.75

Hamsah Nasirildeen – Florida State: 7.78

Richie Grant – Central Florida: 7.8

JaCoby Stevens – LSU: 7.85

Divine Deablo – Virginia Tech: 8.03

Zayne Anderson – BYU: 8.24

Jevon Holland – Oregon: 9.54

Caden Sterns – Texas: 9.59

Darrick Forrest – Cincinnati: 9.69

James Wiggins – Cincinnati: 9.7

Tyler Coyle – Purdue: 9.83

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah – Notre Dame: 9.89

Well there you have it. There may be other guys on their board of course, and some of these guys may not be on their board due to various reasons. But it is a very good start.