Packers.com’s new friend, Tony Villiotti at draftmetrics.com (Tony is about to become packers.com’s official draft analyst), provides us with this intriguing draft information.
The average draft class for an NFL team will have the following characteristics:
- 7.4 players picked.
- 3.7 players who play for at least five years.
- 1.6 players who start for at least five years.
- 0.7 players selected to play in at least one Pro Bowl.
- 0.4 players selected as an All Pro at least once.
- A group of players who will play for a total of 36.6 years.
- A group of players who will be starters for a total of 16.4 years.
- A group of players who start 257.6 games.
Draftmetrics.com has compared all draft classes from 1994-2004 to a “normal” year and identified the eight-best and eight-worst classes
The best classes:
- 1995 Packers
- 1995 Patriots
- 1996 Chiefs
- 1997 Bucs
- 2000 Jets
- 2001 Cardinals
- 2002 Eagles
- 2004 Chargers
The worst classes:
- 1995 Browns
- 1997 Lions
- 1998 Chargers
- 1998 Panthers
- 2001 Vikings
- 2003 Broncos
- 2003 Titans
- 2004 Ravens
Thanks, Tony. Keep it comin’, baby.
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