Look at which teams draft the best

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    Interestingly, 2 of the 3 teams with lower retention rates than us were playoff teams last year (Philly and Carolina).

    The team with the highest retention rate, by far, was miserable and will be drafting top 5 this year (Atlanta).
     
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    In fact, this will be Atlanta's second time drafting in the top 10 during this time span. Perhaps the focus shouldn't be skewed by teams who manage to keep draftees on the bottom half of their roster, but rather the impact of the ones that are still there. Just a thought.
     
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    I still cant get over Hardin pick, too bad
     
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    Thanks for posting its a good read. And yeah, just looking at your chart I would like to spear JA Goldberg style right about now. Those were some just brutal drafts. The Hardin pick is the only one that I really cringe at that Emery made to this point. Shea is very close to being on that level unless he can prove some worth at LB (where he should have god damn been playing all along)
     
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    Interesting. Without looking into it at all I'm inclined to believe that means either that their coaches are not the best or that they do not get rid of players that are not contributing enough.
     
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    didnt atl get beat down with injs this year also? and to boot brougt in a beat down rb and te instead of backfilling via the draft?
     
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    also be wary of defining success based on playoffs. the nfce and s were miserable last year
     
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    Thank you, proof positive that statistics, like retention percentage, can skew a subject. Part of the beauty of the NFL is that there is very independent variables. Everything matters to something else's success/failure.
     
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    Kinda sound like Atlanta drafts poorly and then gets stuck keeping them too because they have no better alternatives.
     
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    I think the thread title is inaccurate. This isn't who drafts the best, it's whose roster is composed of the highest percentage of players they have drafted. There's no attempt to measure quality (which would be tough to do anyhow).
    As pointed out already... Atlanta, then Miami, San Diego, and Washington all rank high. Does anyone on this board wish they had the rosters of those last 3 teams? Though Atlanta has bounceback written all over them if they can get their act together on defense.

    I agree the Bears need to get it together with the draft. Years of crap drafts have given us a dearth of young talent. Just saying though, correlation doesn't necessarily equal causation. Hitting in the early rounds at a high precentage is what needs to happen to fix what's wrong for the Bears.
     
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