What Are the Safest Positions to Draft in the First Round?

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Published: April 12, 2009


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Shortly before the 2008 NFL Draft, an article appeared on ESPN.com reviewing the relative success and failure of first round draft picks by position. 


The article pigeon-holed each first round pick into either met expectations, exceeded expectations, or did not meet expectations. 


Unfortunately, the article was vague about how the expectations were defined and I think unfairly included players who had completed as little as one year in the league. 


Many players do not reach their peak until they have been in the pros for up to five seasons.


After reading the article mentioned above I decided to do a more scientific study of what positions are safest to select in the first round ...

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