Success in the draft is obviously important. However, how teams achieve success is a constant debate - one I see throughout the comments fairly often. Actually, several months back, I responded to an argument about New England and their approach to stock-piling picks. Depending on how you look at the information, it's been a pretty successful strategy for them. Since 2000, they have a moderate hit rate, but produce more All Pro and Pro Bowl honors than any other teams by a wide margin (60 to the next closest 53). They also accomplished this while averaging the second-worst pick position over the period.
Anyways, I decided to expand the analysis to make some variable entry fields so you can adjust the:
- Year Low/High to define the drafts you wish to analyze,
- Round Low/High so you can isolate the draft selections, and
- Position Group so you can compare what areas a team may excel.
- Years in the NFL
- Number of Games Started
- Years as the Primary Starter
- Average CarAV Rating (ProFootballReference.com)