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Kenyan Drake

POS.

RB

CURRENT TEAM

Arizona

AGE

27

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PLAYER MARKET VALUE ANALYSIS

POSITIONAL MARKET RK.

3

PER YR MARKET VALUE ($M)

$5.7

OVERALL MARKET RK.

33

POSITIONAL DEMAND

6%

POS. MARKET VALUE RK.

11th-15th

PROJECTED YRS SIGNED

3

TOTAL PROJECTED CONTRACT ($M)

17.1

POST FREE AGENCY

NEW TEAM

YEARS SIGNED

2

Las Vegas

PER YR SALARY

5.5

TOT. NEW CONT.

11.0

(Market Value) based on tiered salary analysis

  • Market demand by position

  • The free agent's previous value 

  • The free agent's coaching and team situation

  • What is the free agent's current NFL team's NFL draft standing (where they pick, how many picks)? They may not attempt to retain a player at a particular position due to the depth at his position in the NFL Draft or free agency.

  • Other teams in the market, what is their NFL Draft situation? Draft or free agency depth at a particular position might affect a player's value on the market in a given year.

  • Player age

  • Player performance in recent years

What are the combined top 5 average annual NFL salaries by position vs. the average? We provide an example below.

You can access all of the positional salary data on our NFL Salary Analysis Tool Page by clicking here
QB Top 5: $37.2M (Cap % 20.7%) vs. Avg $6.9M
Top Avg Contract: Patrick Mahomes $45M 
RB Top 5: $14.3M (Cap % 7.2%) vs. Avg $1.9M 
Top Avg Contract: Christian McCaffrey $16M
WR Top 5: $21.7M (Cap % 11.0%) vs. $2.6M
Top Avg Contract: $27.2M

Kenyan Drake is a bit of a wildcard. He had an okay 2020 where he managed 270 total touches, but his yds per touch fell a full yard below his previous two-year average (5.0). The situation in Arizona felt ideal for a player of Drake's particular skill set, and if placed in the right situation, he can become a top 10 RB in 2021.

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