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CHART OF THE DAY: How The Draft Created The NFL's Final Four

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by CoronaDoug, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    In the NFL, there may be no more exciting day than the first day of the NFL Draft. That is the day that dreams are made and every team has hope. But how much does the draft influence the rosters of the best teams in the league?
    If we look at the four teams that are still alive on the road to the Super Bowl Game-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named, we see that 49.5% of the 212 active players were acquired through the draft. Of the remaining players, 27.8% were never drafted, and 22.6% were drafted by other teams and acquired through trade or free agency.
    And if we look at the rosters of the four remaining teams (below), we see some stark differences in how those teams were built.

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    The Steelers are the most home-grown team, with 57% of their players acquired through the draft. The Jets have the fewest active players that came via the draft (36%).
    If we look at the scrap-heap players, we see that the Jets have the most players that were never drafted (36%) and the Bears have the fewest number of players that never heard their name called on draft day (17%).


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  2. Joy Division

    Joy Division Slightly-known Member

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    Should be re-named worthless chart of the day. It basically says that the 4 teams are built differently. Yawn.
     
  3. Lightning_Dynasty

    Lightning_Dynasty Well-Known Member

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    Actually, it shows that home grown teams tend to do better. If you're going solely on this chart, as 3-4 >50% players they drafted.
     
  4. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    Interesting but I would like to see this chart compared to the teams that are one & done or none and done in the playoffs
     
  5. Enormo

    Enormo BoltTalker

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    Interesting. Thanks for sharing.
     
  6. ThunderHorse17

    ThunderHorse17 Lone Wolf

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    mmm Pie Charts. Now im hungry for some breakfast.
     
  7. Cheapseats

    Cheapseats Loud, proud Charger fan

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    Is there a pie chart for the makeup of the 2010 edition of the Chargers available for comparison?
     

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