Playmaker score: Dez and Dezmon rise

Impact receivers could come from the Big 12 again

Updated: April 13, 2010, 4:14 PM ET
By Vince Verhei | Football Outsiders
Getty ImagesThis guy knows a thing or two (or three) about making plays.

In our book "Football Outsiders Almanac 2009," we introduced a statistic called playmaker score, which is designed to predict NFL success of collegiate wide receivers. It proved highly accurate in forecasting the debut seasons of last year's crop of rookie wideouts. And this year?

If your team needs a wide receiver -- think Dolphins, Raiders, Jags, etc. -- you definitely want to keep reading this article, because if your team goes and grabs a guy later, here's a metric -- a-ha! -- that will help you correlate his possible level of pro success. For access, you must be an ESPN Insider.