I'm not sure this playoff performance theory really holds up too well in today's NFL. Check last years playoff performances...
Top QB ratings:
1) Collins - 112.7
2) Holcomb -107.6
3) Maddox - 84.2
Rushing yds. per game:
1) Tiki -115
2) Cmart - 70.5
3) Zereoue - 61.0
WR yds. per game:
1) Kevin Johnson - 140
2) Toomer - 136
3) TO - 106
Check the full stats here: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/statistic ... &year=2002
But, I don't really think they provide a lot of insight into what went down this year, and I don't really see next year being a whole lot different.
We can try to imply individual player perfomance from one year to the next based on playoffs, but the unique make up of teams is just too fluid in today's NFL to really give a whole lot of validity to basing individual player evaluations on last year's playoff performance. Look at the changes in player values from the season's start to the season's end... that is probably about the amount of change that will happen from Super Bowl to Regular Season Kickoff. And, that
is what makes draft time so great, and also why people are already talking mock-drafts. Individual playoff performances, sure, take a look at 'em... they can tell you a lot, but they can also be misleading... be sure to take a very
close look at the team, and the player's past performance, as a whole.