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Fanalytics Podcast Episode 3: The NFL Draft & Parcells Rules - Heuristics & Analytics

It's almost Christmas time for NFL fans! The NFL draft is right around the corner. Which players will end up on which teams?

Emory Marketing Professor Mike Lewis and Finance Professor Tom Smith discuss the criteria Hall of Fame Coach Bill Parcells came up with when considering quarterbacks in the NFL draft. 

According to, the guidelines are:

  1. Be a three-year starter

  2. Be a senior in college

  3. Graduate from college

  4. Start 30 games

  5. Win at least 23 games

  6. Post a 2:1 touchdown-to-interception ratio

  7. Complete at least 60-percent of passes thrown

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