25 Years Of The Seven-Round NFL Draft....The Numbers (Revisited & Expanded)

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AC's picture

As a numbers guy and someone who appreciates statistical analysis, this is fantastic. Well done sir!

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BroJim's picture

Awesome work! I will have to read this a few times.

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AC's picture

Lots of memories when you read this. FSU’s success in the 90’s, how good the 2002 Miami (FL) team we beat was, the North Carolina scandal that resulted in all of their guys leaving and having the top draft class in 2011, many interesting subplots. 

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Buctor's picture

WOW, what an amazing amount of work!  

Do the data bases include salaries.  My understanding is first few rounds garner much larger dolllars.  So maybe the scores should not be seven through one, but rather weighted by the salary ratios?  Thought I'd throw that out there, just in case you have not run out of gas.

Again, this is amazing work, well done!

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allinosu's picture

Thanks for the read and appreciation for the work but now I'm wondering about those who made it (and some big)without being drafted like Kurt Warner, Tony Romo, Wes Welker and Antonio Gates.

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BUCKAROOTIMESTWO's picture

What about a recent OSU player like Andrew Norwell, who made it and signed very big!

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BrutusB's picture

Those probably wash out over time. We’ve had high round busts (Vernon Gholston) and guys like Norwell who get passed over then make it anyway. 

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BrutusB's picture

This is awesome, thanks for pulling it together. I wonder how different the rankings would look if the scores per round weren’t as linear (ie, 10 points for a first rounder or something), given that the “success” of a draft is usually based on the headliners.

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ohiowhitesnake's picture

Great read to wake up to. 

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WorthyBuck's picture

Only gripe I have is that the 5-year increments you seem to take each team’s best 5 and then not count those years for another increment.  

EG: alabama’s 14-18 is #1, but I bet their 13-17 would also be #1.  But once the years were used it seems those years were not considered again for another 5-year increment.  So that list is not exactly accurate.  

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BrutusB's picture

I wonder if a rolling 5-year average would be a better metric for who’s pumping out good classes year after year. 

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Txsbuckeye's picture

DBU

#TheBuckeyesAgainstTheWorld

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Notorious B1G's picture

Solid work!!  A bit surprised by LBU, but I’ll take it!  Jim Tressel’s only failure was not having a Punter drafted higher than #56...  haha 

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I am Kirok's picture

I read these numbers and thought, how did we only win 2 in 25 years while Saban has 5,6 NC at two different schools.

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Buck298's picture

Fantastic work! I had assumed that we might be DBU and LBU, butI had no idea that we are also WRU. Who’d thunk it?

by the way, I’m sure Michigan fans are ticked. Probably blame the refs for this one too. 

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Hovenaut's picture

Echo the sentiments, Knoch...excellent offseason reads here.

I had to run away high, so I wouldn't come home low...

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bennyhana311's picture

Very well done. I saw this on reddit before I noticed it here. My favorite part is the fact that you don't have any Buckeye flair, which would make this appear biased at a glance.

Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it.
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knoch11's picture

I have Ohio State research, and I may share it on here eventually, but I try to put out material that everyone can enjoy (though it only dates back to 2005 when I first became a fan). And thank you. While I am a huge Buckeye fan, I like any research I do to be objective in nature.

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Eddie27Zeke15's picture

Slow clap....

I respect the hell out of you.

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VaBuck1's picture

Please get this to Ohio State’s graphics and recruiting departments ASAP.  Lots of great recruiting material in there.  WR/LB/DB U!

Well done!  Thanks for sharing.

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Wishbone5's picture

Very, very impressive research --- Lots of attention to detail and it is obvious Knoch11 spent a lot of time painstakingly putting all this data together.

I signed up for an account on Eleven Warriors just so I could get a chance to reply to this post with my thoughts and share the research I have started doing. I am glad that this kind of insight is appreciated on this forum, and hope this community wants to actively promote "analytics" - driven discussions when meaningful. Now I just need 100 stickers...

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