The Importance of Drafting Well in the First Round


Published: April 23, 2009


... class="MsoNormal" >After completing my recent article on which teams drafted best in the first round between 1995 and 2004, I began to wonder about the impact of first round drafting success on team winning percentage.


NFL teams spend millions on scouting college players, testing prospects in every conceivable way at the combine, and bringing in potential picks for individual workouts. 


Yet every year, a few teams will draft busts—guys who are lacking motivation, are injury-prone, whose skills don’t fit the team, or who just can’t stay out of trouble.


According to Bill Polian, the general manager of the Colts, when a team drafts a bust, it loses three things it can never get back:


1) the time taken to scout the selectio...

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