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2012 NFL Draft: Derek Wolfe "Explosion Number and Production Ratio"

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With the 36th pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos select DT Derek Wolfe from Cincinnati.

Although he may not have been projected high in most mock drafts, this is a kid that has some serious burst. In fact, Kirk Davis did a study on "explosion number" and found that Derek Wolfe had the second highest Production Ratio of any player in the draft.

For more on Derek Wolfe's explosion number and production ratio, read below.

OVR Name Exp. # Comb. 40 Bench Vertical Broad 20-Yd Shut 3-cone P. Ratio
22 *Dontari Poe 83.92 4.98 44 29.5 10'5 4.56 7.9 0.76
30 Kendall Reyes 81.75 4.95 36 34.5 11'3 4.53 7.43 0.90
76 Mike Martin (NT) 80.75 4.88 36 33.5 11'3 4.25 7.19 0.71
137 Loni Fangupo 77.25 5.18 36 31.5 9'9 4.62 7.94 0.28
200 Derek Wolfe 77.16 5.01 33 33.5 10'8 4.44 7.26 1.25
44 Brandon Thompson 77.00 4.83 35 31.0 10'0 4.71 7.97 0.48
397 Markus Kuhn 73.66 4.89 28 34.5 11'2 4.41 7.43 0.54
136 Brett Roy 73.16 5.07 32 30.5 10'8 4.62 7.31 1.14
78 Alameda Ta'Amu 71.25 5.37 35 26.0 10'3 0.48
440 J.R. Sweezy 68.25 5.01 21 36.0 11'3 4.41 7.4 0.91
292 Vaughn Meatoga 67.66 5.00 27 30.0 10'8 4.21 7.1 0.35
331 Tydreke Powell 67.25 5.36 29 28.5 9'9 4.62 7.31 0.42
267 Travian Robertson 66.16 5.32 30 26.0 10'2 0.49
161 Malik Jackson 63.42 4.91 25 28.0 10'5 4.41 7.38 1.04
378 Christian Tupou (NT) 63.12 5.42 30 24.0 9'2 4.87 8.07 0.18
104 *Marcus Forston 63.00 5.17 35 28.0 10'5 4.79 7.64 0.79
471 Rennie Moore 62.25 5.12 21 30.5 10'9 4.53 0.64
234 Jaye Howard 62.00 4.82 24 27.5 10'6 4.47 7.32 0.60
66 Billy Winn 61.58 5.00 24 27.0 10'7 4.44 7.37 1.00
10 *Michael Brockers 55.92 5.36 19 26.5 10'5 4.81 7.46 0.48
351 Chas Alecxih 54.25 5.41 19 25.5 9'9 4.62 7.74 1.16
360 Dom Hamilton 5.54 31 4.78 7.82 0.44
54 Jared Crick 4.99 31.0 10'4 4.40 7.47 1.31
27 *Jerel Worthy 5.08 28.5 10'7 4.56 7.6 0.99

As you can see, Derek Wolfe's P Ratio is well over 1. That's the sign of an explosive player. Combining a statistic that infludes bench press reps, vertical jump and broad jump, the p value is a pretty good indicator of explosiveness and, in this case, Derek's actual production backs that up, as well. A

ll of Derek's combine numbers are useful, in their own right, but if you ask me, I'd put a lot more stock into the explosion number study that Kirk did. It stems from Pat Kirwan's book "Take your eyes off the ball" and is a good measure of an athlete's quickness and power, key attributes for a defensive tackle.

I can't wait to see Derek Wolfe in a Broncos uniform.