NE Ranked #20 In Draft Quality

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    NE Ranked #20 In Draft Quality

    ESPN The Magazine ranked NE #20 out of all of the teams in the war room. This was determined by the following:

    "For each team's picks from 2000 to 2007, we calculated the Games Started Above Average (GSAA), a weird-science metric that compares the number of starts a player had during his first five seasons to the starts of a baseline player of similar draft value. But we also factored in the draft history, expertise of decision-makers, and overall efficiency of every operation to get our 1-32 ranking. Sorry Oakland!"

    1) Colts
    2) Ravens
    3) Giants
    4) Dolphins
    5) Jets
    6) Falcons
    7) Packers
    8) Saints
    9) Cardinals
    10) Eagles
    11) Chargers
    12) Bears
    13) Texans
    14) Steelers
    15) 49ers
    16) Vikings
    17) Titans
    18) Panthers
    19) Cowboys
    20) Patriots
    21) Chiefs
    22) Lions
    23) Seahawks
    24) Jaguars
    25) Browns
    26) Redskins
    27) Broncos
    28) Rams
    29) Bengals
    30) Bills
    31) Buccaneers
    32) Raiders
     
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    Re: NE Ranked #20 In Draft Quality

    The colts are not surprising.  They do not seek vet FA's regularly.  They draft and build from within. 

    The pats are a little surprising to be that low.  I would not expect them to be near the top because they employ a different personnel strategy than the colts that is neither right nor wrong, just different.  They do look for Vet FA's and will play them and not young draftees. 
     
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    Re: NE Ranked #20 In Draft Quality

    i'll still take 4 trips to the super bowl in that time period as a sign that weird-science don't mean shite
     
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    Re: NE Ranked #20 In Draft Quality

    A better metric instead of how many games the draft choices started would be whether the team won lots of games with the guys that they started.  The Ravens at #2 started lots of their own draftees but they still stumbled a bit versus the Steelers at #14.  Just because the Ravens drafted and started first rounder QB Kyle Boller doesn't mean Boller was that good.  A bad team's starter is a good team's backup.

    This metric also doesn't point out that some teams drafted guys who got injured and didn't have many starts.  Over the past decade Patriots tended to draft bug boy cornerbacks who got injured early and often because of their size, so fewer starts, but while they played they sort of got the job done.  In Lake Wobegon all of the children can be above average, but statistical discrepancies like that will only occur in a fiction-writer's universe.

    Come to think of it, the Patriots had many more draft choices than anyone else, but they only were allowed to have 11 starters on offense and 11 on defense like everyone else.  Their big pile of draftees couldn't on average have as many starts as draftees on teams with fewer picks.
     
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    Re: NE Ranked #20 In Draft Quality

    Oh good . . .  another convoluted statistic that doesn't measure anything.

     
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    Re: NE Ranked #20 In Draft Quality

    Are the rankings done with the Goodell influence factored in? ;-)
     
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    Re: NE Ranked #20 In Draft Quality

    That's funny. The NFL Network just ranked the Pats #1 in the draft just the other night.
     
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    Re: NE Ranked #20 In Draft Quality

    In Response to NE Ranked #20 In Draft Quality:
    ESPN The Magazine ranked NE #20 out of all of the teams in the war room. This was determined by the following: "For each team's picks from 2000 to 2007, we calculated the Games Started Above Average (GSAA), a weird-science metric that compares the number of starts a player had during his first five seasons to the starts of a baseline player of similar draft value. But we also factored in the draft history, expertise of decision-makers, and overall efficiency of every operation to get our 1-32 ranking. Sorry Oakland!" 1) Colts 2) Ravens 3) Giants 4) Dolphins 5) Jets 6) Falcons 7) Packers 8) Saints 9) Cardinals 10) Eagles 11) Chargers 12) Bears 13) Texans 14) Steelers 15) 49ers 16) Vikings 17) Titans 18) Panthers 19) Cowboys 20) Patriots 21) Chiefs 22) Lions 23) Seahawks 24) Jaguars 25) Browns 26) Redskins 27) Broncos 28) Rams 29) Bengals 30) Bills 31) Buccaneers 32) Raiders
    Posted by mjxg


    ...and in that time frame 2000 to 2007 we won 3 Super Bowls, 4 AFC Championships and almost won a fourth SB after going undefeated in the Regular Season, so we must have did something right.
     
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    Re: NE Ranked #20 In Draft Quality

    Just one word- ESPN ?????
     

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