Best and worst years of draft

Posted by Vic Ketchman, editor on April 7, 2011 – 7:36 am

What are the best and worst years of the draft? Tony Villiotti devised a system for determining the best and worst drafts of recent years. He uses these categories:  Players with careers lasting three or more years; five or more years; starters for three or more years; five or more years; starters as rookies; Pro-Bowl selections; All-Pro selections. The worst drafts in those categories respectively are: 1998, ’94, ’94, ’94, ’92, 2002, ’92. The best drafts in those categories are: ’02, ’93, ’93, ’93, ’06, ’93, ’96. Clearly, ’93 was a good year. Its graduates include: Willie Roaf, Jerome Bettis, Michael Strahan and Mark Brunell. The strength of the ’93 draft, however, is in the late rounds. The eighth round alone produced Troy Brown, Craig Hentrich, Jessie Armstead, Elvis Grbac and Trent Green. It was the last time the draft was eight rounds long.

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