Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Draft Analysis by Position and Round

great article on footballoutsiders.com today that analyzes the distribution of starters across the league by position and draft round.

here is a summary of the findings:

- positions where the vast majority of starters come in the first or second round - quarterback, running back, #1 wideout, d-tackle, and o-tackle

- positions where there is a gradual decline each round - defensive ends, cornerbacks, linebackers, tight ends, and #2 wideouts. interestingly, linebackers (inside and outside) reflect hardly any decline over the first four rounds (seems like the eagles are right to not draft linebackers with a first round pick).

- positions where the peak occurs after the first or show a flat distribution - safeties, centers, guards, fullbacks, and special teams players.

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