CUMULATIVE DRAFT SCORING CHART

NFL Draft CUMULATIVE DRAFT SCORING CHART

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The Ravens have received their fair share of accolades over the years for their collective acumen on draft day. Ozzie Newsome as long been lauded as one of if not the best general manager in the league when it comes to possessing a keen eye for collegiate talent.

But is it deserved?

In order to fairly evaluate the Ravens draft day prowess, we need a means of comparison and for purposes of our analysis, we will measure the Ravens on draft day against the teams that they have aspired to be like: The Pittsburgh Steelers; New England Patriots; and Indianapolis Colts.

We will evaluate each pick and measure them with a point system that we’ve developed which takes into consideration the following:

·         A player’s tenure with the team

·         The number of games the player has started

·         Where in the draft the player was selected

·         How many Pro Bowl appearances each player has had

We will also consider the number of Pro Bowl players passed on by each team’s war room in exchange for less accomplished players and penalize those picks accordingly.

Our cumulative scores are shown below.

So is Ozzie Newsome’s draft day genius reality or myth?

We’ll let YOU be the judge…

Year 
Ravens 
Steelers 
Patriots 
Colts 
1,127
266 
718 
263 
331 
111 
(-14) 
567 
(-239) 
869 
39 
502 
538 
719 
226 
509 
216
176 
474 
402 
542 
476 
637 
766 
608 
666 
288 
429 
516 
448 
607 
635 
75 
336 
319 
307 
203 
429 
608 
218 
463 
173 
(-46) 
521 
436 
271 
86 
164 
205 
34 
146 
236 
64 
91 
178 
167 
16 
57 
151 
66 
TOTAL
5,101
5,122 
4,417 
5,752 
 
Seasonal High in gray shade
 
Seasonal Low in yellow shade
 
How wisely has each club invested their picks? Which team is best in each of the 7 rounds on draft weekend? Which sends the most players on an all-expenses-paid-trip to Honolulu – i.e. the Pro Bowl.
 
How Did The Teams Invest Their Draft Picks?
 
The chart below indicates how many picks each team had in each round of the 15 drafts we’ve examined since 1996. The number in ( ) indicates the average draft position the teams held in each of the respective rounds.
 
Team 
Round 1 
Round 2 
Round 3 
Round 4 
Round 5 
Round 6 
Round 7 
Colts 
13 (22) 
15 (50) 
17 (85) 
18 (121) 
16 (154) 
19 (196) 
20 (219) 
Steelers 
15 (21) 
12 (50) 
22 (83) 
16 (123) 
21 (157) 
21 (192) 
18 (229) 
Ravens 
16 (16) 
14 (53)
13 (81) 
16 (122) 
18 (151) 
23 (192) 
18 (234) 
Patriots 
16 (21) 
20 (49)
17 (86) 
22 (118) 
16 (156) 
24 (196) 
27 (234) 
 
The following chart provides a snapshot of just how many picks each of the four teams has had during the 15 drafts in question and how those picks were used given our scoring system.
 
Team 
Total # of Picks 
Avg. # Picks/Draft 
Total Points 
Avg Points/Pick 
Colts 
118 
7.9 
5752 
48.7 
Steelers 
125 
8.3 
5122 
41.0 
Ravens 
118 
7.9 
5101
43.2 
Patriots 
142 
9.5 
4417
31.1 
 
The chart below illustrates how each team has performed by round along with the number of Pro Bowl players and appearances. The percentage in parentheses represents the percent of picks in a particular round that become Pro Bowl players.
 
ROUND 1 
 
 
 
 
Team 
# of Picks 
Avg. Score/Pick 
PB Players 
PB Appearances 
Colts 
13 
216 
8 (62%) 
39 
Ravens 
16 
179 
9 (56%)
44 
Steelers 
15 
110 
6 (40%)
22 
Patriots 
16 
88 
8 (50%)
19 
ROUND 2 
 
 
 
 
Patriots
20 
53 
2 (10%) 
Colts 
15 
50 
2 (13%) 
Steelers 
12 
40 
3 (25%) 
Ravens 
14 
32 
1 (7%)
ROUND 3 
 
 
 
 
Steelers 
22 
49 
4 (18%) 
10 
Patriots 
17 
29 
1 (6%) 
Ravens 
13 
0 (0%) 
Colts 
15 
1 (6%) 
ROUND 4 
 
 
 
 
Steelers 
16 
74 
1 (6%) 
Ravens 
16 
51 
1 (6%) 
Colts 
18 
48 
0 (0%) 
Patriots 
22 
26 
2 (9%) 
ROUND 5 
 
 
 
 
Ravens 
18 
33 
1 (6%) 
Colts 
16 
17 
1 (6%) 
Steelers 
21 
14 
0 (0%) 
Patriots 
16 
13 
1 (6%) 
ROUND 6 
 
 
 
 
Colts 
19 
27 
2 (11%) 
Ravens 
23 
19 
2 (9%) 
Patriots 
24 
17 
1 (4%) 
Steelers 
21 
0 (0%) 
ROUND 7 
 
 
 
 
Colts 
20 
19 
0 (0%) 
Steelers 
18 
18 
1 (6%) 
Patriots 
27 
10 
1 (4%) 
Ravens 
18 
0 (0%) 
 
PB Players ~ Pro Bowl Players
PB Appearances ~ Pro Bowl Appearances
Note: All averages and percentages are rounded numbers
 
PRO BOWL SAVVY?: Here’s a list of Pro Bowl Players each club has fielded since 1996.
 
Team 
# Pro Bowl Players 
# of Pro Bowl Appearances 
Patriots 
16 
41 
Steelers 
15 
37 
Ravens 
14 
52 
Colts 
14 
48 
 
How well have the Ravens invested in the draft? Click here and learn 

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