"Reality is, an NFL draft pick has about a coin flip's chance of sticking in the league"

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  1. JustAnotherBearsFan99

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    This is an interesting article. Maybe this has always been true. But it seems even more important now. We've talked about it here a number of times, about how important it is to keep a steady stream of good talent feeding us through the draft - it's the source of young and more affordable talent, as compared with teams that try to build through FA. The FA route, for top tier talent, is a cap-killer if you go there too much. That leaves it up to our scouts and Emery to get it right in the draft. This is where Jerry Angelo failed us. He brought in too many mediocre players, and too many outright busts. It eventually made us a 2nd tier team, especially in the NFC-N.......and of course the playoff appearances ended too.


    "The Seahawks are the best example of talent evaluators who are hunting longer and harder for players"

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    While there is a lot of talent out there that will not go in the first three rounds, the cost of completely and utterly missing on first round picks, year after year can put a team very deep into a hole that takes years to dig out of.

    Mills was our example of finding talent in the latter rounds, but that is truely the exception, just like every player that was mentioned in this article.
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    I think this was posted last year, but it's worth re-posting as a "reality check" for the draft.

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    Here is some information on bust rate by position. I can't get the chart to paste here, so if you click on the LINK it will let you sort the chart by position (its the third chart down on the page there).

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    Here is a position by position ranking of players drafted in the first round who made it to one or more Pro Bowls:

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    Here's another look at pick success by position.

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    SUMMARY OF JA DRAFT CLASSES\
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    Looks like DT has a decent success rate, and at an average pick of #15 in the first. Could be an omen :)

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