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Shake Down The Numbers Podcast: Interview with former Notre Dame great, Miles Boykin

From your friendly neighborhood Notre Dame Football Stats and Analytics guys

Cooper and Jack welcome on former Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver and current Baltimore Raven Miles Boykin! After a quick intro at (1:30)...

(2:30) Boykin discussed the most recent NFL season including adjusting to the league’s COVID protocol and the Ravens’ Thanksgiving game being postponed.

(5:41) He then broke down how Notre Dame’s offensive style impacts the wide receivers, and how Notre Dame wide receivers often have to wait their turn to get on the field.

(9:14) The crew then switch gears to discussing the Ravens’ embrace of analytics, and how it helps them prepare for specific late game situations and fourth downs. (16:02) Boykin gives an inside look at the NFL Combine (an event he dominated with a 4.42 40 yard dash and 98th percentile vertical jump with a 99th percentile broad jump) and goes into specifics with a behind the scenes look at the greatest scouting event in sports that’s not as much fun as you might think. (24:51) They finish up looking ahead to the next Ravens and Notre Dame seasons, and what the two teams can do to break through to win titles.

(30:17) Cooper and Jack finish up with a quick discussion of the interview, and discuss some future projects they’re looking forward to unveiling on the twitter account @ND_FB_Analytics.