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  • The Best and The Worst NFL Drafting Teams

    With the upcoming NFL draft rapidly approaching, who historically are the best drafting teams. This report by Forbes compares the last three years of drafts for all 32 NFL teams. To judge them, they looked at the percentage of players from those three draft classes who were still listed as active members of the team.

    Best: Houston Texans
    The Texans have 86% of the players from their last three drafts on the active roster, and linebacker Demeco Ryans and defensive end Mario Williams have made All-Pro squads. Hasn't helped much on the field, though. The team, 22-26 during that time, is still in search of the first winning season in its history.

    Good picks: Mario Williams and Demeco Ryans

    Second Best: Indianapolis Colts
    The team perennially wins on and off the field, with a 37-11 record and an amazing 90% of its drafted players still in the active roster.

    Good picks: wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez and tackle Tony Ugoh

    Third Best: New York Giants
    The Giants won the 2007 season Super Bowl and have mixed their draft picks with highly touted college players, like 2006 first-round pick, defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka, with some late-round steals, like 2007 seventh rounder, running back Ahmad Bradshaw.

    Good picks: Ahmad Bradshaw and Mathias Kiwanuka

    Fourth Best: Seattle Seahawks
    Former coach Mike Holmgren, who retired at the end of last season, was also the team's general manager, and he put together solid drafts of NFL-caliber players that didn't always translate to winning teams on the field.

    Good picks: defensive end Darryl Tapp and tight end John Carlson

    Fifth Best: Denver Broncos
    The Broncos have had excellent success in drafting offensive players. Tackle Ryan Clady (pictured at far left) was one of 2008's best. Wide receiver Brandon Marshall is becoming one of the game's biggest threats. But they recently traded 2006 first round pick, quarterback Jay Cutler to the Bears.

    Key picks: Ryan Clady and Brandon Marshall

    Worst: New England Patriots
    Only a little over half of the past three years' worth of draft picks remain on the team. But the Patriots have demonstrated great skill in acquiring free agents, like receivers Randy Moss and Wes Welker, to make up for it.

    Draft bombs: 2007 second round pick defensive tackle Kareem Brown and 2006 fourth rounder, running back Garrett

    Second Worst: St. Louis Rams
    With a 13-35 record in the last three years, the Rams have had ample chance to restock with great players. But they've failed miserably.

    Draft bombs: 2007 fifth round pick, center Dustin Fry, and 2006 third rounder, defensive tackle, Claude Wroten

    Third Worst: Pittsburgh Steelers
    The world champions had a particularly abysmal 2006 draft; only two of those nine picks are listed on the active roster.

    Draft bombs: 2006 third round pick, wide receiver Willie Reid and fifth rounder, quarterback Omar Jacobs

    Fourth Worst: Miami Dolphins
    The Dolphins were treading water until Bill Parcells became the de facto head of the football operations in 2007.

    Draft bombs: 2006 third rounder, receiver Derek Hagan and fourth rounder, Joseph Toledo

    Fifth Worst: Cincinnati Bengals
    The Bengals, with a 19-28-1 record in the last three years, have had favorable drafting positions for years but have failed to cash in.

    Draft bombs: 2007 second rounder, running back Kenny Irons, and fifth rounder, quarterback Jeff Rowe

    Sorry Rod....Your drafting guru AJ didn't make any of these lists.

  • #2
    Originally posted by BroncoPower View Post
    Fifth Best: Denver Broncos
    The Broncos have had excellent success in drafting offensive players. Tackle Ryan Clady (pictured at far left) was one of 2008's best. Wide receiver Brandon Marshall is becoming one of the game's biggest threats. But they recently traded 2006 first round pick, quarterback Jay Cutler to the Bears.

    Key picks: Ryan Clady and Brandon Marshall

    Sorry Rod....Your drafting guru AJ didn't make any of these lists.
    First of all, picking the right player on draft day is only part of the equation. Keeping an elite draft pick for the length of his contract is another. 2 of the 3players mentioned here won't even be a Bronco in 2010.

    Let's not forget, what did all those great drafts get the man who conducted them? Fired and ran out of town for Li'l Hoodie.

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    • #3
      How are the Raiders not on here?
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      • #4
        I don't see the Chargers in the top 5.. AJ not number 1..wow and the Colts in the top 5 also..Looks like rods got some fact twisting to do.
        Originally posted by baphamet
        are you talking career or right now? because i don't see how you can say manning is top 5 even healthy.dude will never be a top 5 QB again, he is done.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by broncsfan21 View Post
          How are the Raiders not on here?
          exact these list isnt crediable..al davis and raider team hav ben the best drafting team past fwew yrs (russel, dhb, miller, schikllens, branch, howard, morrisonn, asomughan more)

          al davis haz build a dynasty
          all hail Al Davis..greaest owner n nfl historiy...has builde raider team ibnto a dynasty thad wil be formidable for yrs to come

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Raiderjoe1 View Post
            exact these list isnt crediable..al davis and raider team hav ben the best drafting team past fwew yrs (russel, dhb, miller, schikllens, branch, howard, morrisonn, asomughan more)

            al davis haz build a dynasty
            not exactly the side of that list I would say they should be on, but keep drinking that silver kool-aid!
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Raiderjoe1 View Post
              exact these list isnt crediable..al davis and raider team hav ben the best drafting team past fwew yrs (russel, dhb, miller, schikllens, branch, howard, morrisonn, asomughan more)

              al davis haz build a dynasty
              A dynasty???? What kind of "dynasty" has he built? You must mean a "future dynasty". Waaaaaay in the future.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BoltNut View Post
                A dynasty???? What kind of "dynasty" has he built? You must mean a "future dynasty". Waaaaaay in the future.
                dont wory, next yr when raider team win diveision and win super bowl the truth wil set u free..raider team hav been bad sinc 2003 tru but ill take for a dynasty thad wil last 10 years

                than youll wish y cant charger team hav an owner like al davis..maybe charger team can get out of 1st or 2nd round playoff each yr Lmao
                all hail Al Davis..greaest owner n nfl historiy...has builde raider team ibnto a dynasty thad wil be formidable for yrs to come

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                • #9
                  If only we could KEEP those good players we keep drafting!
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by broncsfan21 View Post
                    How are the Raiders not on here?
                    Because our drafting outside of the 1st round hasn't been bad at all.

                    2009:
                    1st: DHB(Terrible selection, but looked better w/ Gradz throwing him the ball)
                    2nd: Mitchell (Used in blitz packages, has more sacks than Ayers in limited time )
                    3rd: Shaugnessy(4 sacks, surprisingly good against the run, will start next yr)
                    4th: Louis Murphy(Stud... 500+ yards, 4TDs w/ a terrible QB throwing to him for most of the year)
                    5th: Slade Norris(bad selection, practice squad player)
                    6th: Stryker Sulak(Cut before TC)
                    6th: Brandon Myers(Good blocking TE, looked decent in place for Z Miller)


                    2008
                    1st: McFadden(Jury is still out, but is looking like a bust)
                    3rd: Branch(Very good safety)
                    4th: Arman Shields(Cut due to injuries)
                    4th: Trevor Scott(12 sacks in 2 yrs)
                    7th: Chaz Schilens(Turning into a stud WR, steal)

                    2007
                    1st: Russell (Nothing needs to be said here...)
                    2nd: Zach Miller(Very good TE, on cusp of Pro-Bowl)
                    3rd: Quentin Moses(Cut...)
                    3rd: Mario Henderson(Decent LT, played good when Gallery wasn't injured)
                    4th: Johnnie Lee Higgins(good returner, not so good WR)
                    4th: Michael Bush(Steal)
                    4th: John Bowie(Cut)
                    5th: Jay Richardson(serviceable DE, nothing special)
                    6th: Eric Frampton(Cut)
                    6th: Oren O'neal(Was a good blocking FB before knee got torn up)
                    7th: Jonathon Holland(WR, sucks)

                    It's a common misconception that the Raiders are overall terrible at drafting, when really their not outside of the 1st round.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by BroncoPower View Post
                      With the upcoming NFL draft rapidly approaching, who historically are the best drafting teams. This report by Forbes compares the last three years of drafts for all 32 NFL teams. To judge them, they looked at the percentage of players from those three draft classes who were still listed as active members of the team.

                      Best: Houston Texans
                      The Texans have 86% of the players from their last three drafts on the active roster, and linebacker Demeco Ryans and defensive end Mario Williams have made All-Pro squads. Hasn't helped much on the field, though. The team, 22-26 during that time, is still in search of the first winning season in its history.

                      Good picks: Mario Williams and Demeco Ryans

                      Second Best: Indianapolis Colts
                      The team perennially wins on and off the field, with a 37-11 record and an amazing 90% of its drafted players still in the active roster.

                      Good picks: wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez and tackle Tony Ugoh

                      Third Best: New York Giants
                      The Giants won the 2007 season Super Bowl and have mixed their draft picks with highly touted college players, like 2006 first-round pick, defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka, with some late-round steals, like 2007 seventh rounder, running back Ahmad Bradshaw.

                      Good picks: Ahmad Bradshaw and Mathias Kiwanuka

                      Fourth Best: Seattle Seahawks
                      Former coach Mike Holmgren, who retired at the end of last season, was also the team's general manager, and he put together solid drafts of NFL-caliber players that didn't always translate to winning teams on the field.

                      Good picks: defensive end Darryl Tapp and tight end John Carlson


                      Fifth Best: Denver Broncos
                      The Broncos have had excellent success in drafting offensive players. Tackle Ryan Clady (pictured at far left) was one of 2008's best. Wide receiver Brandon Marshall is becoming one of the game's biggest threats. But they recently traded 2006 first round pick, quarterback Jay Cutler to the Bears.

                      Key picks: Ryan Clady and Brandon Marshall

                      Worst: New England Patriots
                      Only a little over half of the past three years' worth of draft picks remain on the team. But the Patriots have demonstrated great skill in acquiring free agents, like receivers Randy Moss and Wes Welker, to make up for it.

                      Draft bombs: 2007 second round pick defensive tackle Kareem Brown and 2006 fourth rounder, running back Garrett

                      Second Worst: St. Louis Rams
                      With a 13-35 record in the last three years, the Rams have had ample chance to restock with great players. But they've failed miserably.

                      Draft bombs: 2007 fifth round pick, center Dustin Fry, and 2006 third rounder, defensive tackle, Claude Wroten

                      Third Worst: Pittsburgh Steelers
                      The world champions had a particularly abysmal 2006 draft; only two of those nine picks are listed on the active roster.

                      Draft bombs: 2006 third round pick, wide receiver Willie Reid and fifth rounder, quarterback Omar Jacobs


                      Fourth Worst: Miami Dolphins
                      The Dolphins were treading water until Bill Parcells became the de facto head of the football operations in 2007.

                      Draft bombs: 2006 third rounder, receiver Derek Hagan and fourth rounder, Joseph Toledo

                      Fifth Worst: Cincinnati Bengals
                      The Bengals, with a 19-28-1 record in the last three years, have had favorable drafting positions for years but have failed to cash in.

                      Draft bombs: 2007 second rounder, running back Kenny Irons, and fifth rounder, quarterback Jeff Rowe

                      Sorry Rod....Your drafting guru AJ didn't make any of these lists.
                      I don't quite get their reasoning for the rankings. Sure the Steelers only have 2 players from that draft class, but one is Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes, and the other is Willie Colon who is easily their best lineman.

                      As for Seattle, the quote for the Seahawks contradicts itself when it says "(Holmgren) has put together solid drafts of NFL caliber players that didn't always translate to winning teams on the field." What????? If the guys you draft don't get the job done, doesn't that mean that your previous drafts have been failures?
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                      • #12
                        First of all, in the last three years, the Bengals have actually had good success in the draft. Let's take a look:

                        2007:
                        1st: Leon Hall (premier starting CB)
                        2nd: Kenny Irons (career ended prematurely due to injuries. unforeseeable.)
                        4th: Marvin White (started for nearly 2 years, cut, still in the league)
                        5th: Jeff Rowe (this is our most notable bust? Really? He was never going to start. It was a fishing expedition for the next Brady, and it went just like 95% of these kinds of picks do)
                        6th: Dan Santucci (did not make the 53 man roster)
                        7th: Chinedum Ndukwe (still on the team, started after Williams went down last year)

                        2008:
                        1st: Keith Rivers (led team in tackles before being injured his rookie year, came back as a started in 2009)
                        2nd: Jerome Simpson (now this SHOULD have been our most notable bust. Still has yet to see meaningful playing time)
                        3rd: Pat Sims (a staple on our defensive line and an essential cog in the machine)
                        3rd: Andre Caldwell (ask the Steelers and Ravens how they feel about him)
                        4th: Anthony Collins (a steal at this round. Played great at RT in limited snaps, ended up as one of the best RTs in the league, per profootballfocus.com)
                        5th: Jason Shirley (converted to guard from DT last year, made the practice squad and could be a factor going forward)
                        6th: Corey Lynch (yeah, we should have taken S Nakamura instead, but the guy's still in the league)
                        6th: Matt Sherry (Out)
                        7th: Angelo Craig (Out)
                        7th: Mario Urrutia (Signed elsewhere after failing to make the team)

                        2009:
                        1st: Andre Smith (saw playing time late last year, and did everything we expected after recovering from foot injury)
                        2nd: Rey Maualuga (hard to argue with his production last year, and was missed after being injured)
                        3rd: Michael Johnson (an absolute steal. Blocked a ton of passes and got his fair share of sacks in limited playing time)
                        3rd: Chase Coffman (struggled with injuries, jury is still out)
                        4th: Jonathan Luigs (depth. Kyle Cook's emergence at center means Luigs will likely be a backup guard going forward)
                        5th: Kevin Huber (among the top punters in the AFC in just one year)
                        6th: Morgan Trent (played very well as our nickel corner)
                        6th: Bernard Scott (again, ask the Steelers how they feel about him. A gamebreaker)

                        We've had some hits and misses, but I'd hardly call us one of the worst drafting teams in the league.
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                        • #13
                          Den has arguably been the worst drafting team for over a decade, while SD has been the best.

                          The numbers don't lie. Most probowlers, most starters, most drafted players on roster.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ChargersDivison View Post
                            Den has arguably been the worst drafting team for over a decade, while SD has been the best.

                            The numbers don't lie. Most probowlers, most starters, most drafted players on roster.
                            01-05 other then DJ, our drafts did suck, thats why Shanny was fired. SD's drafts recently havent been that great. 06 draft was good, Cutler got us 2 1sts, 3rd, and a solid QB in return. 07 other then Harris sucked, 08 has some good pieces. 09 is WAY too early, other then Moreno, nobody played that much.

                            For SD, 07, Davis is a bust so far, Weddle is good but no what you make him out to be, Waters/Chandler are cut, Nnanee solid player, Siler solid. 08 draft hasnt been good. Cason cant beat out Gregory, you traded a 2nd round pick for Hester, when u have Tolbert who was UDFA, nice job. Thomas, Dribble, Clark arent nothing too brag about. 09 is too early too tell.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ChargersDivison View Post
                              Den has arguably been the worst drafting team for over a decade, while SD has been the best.

                              The numbers don't lie. Most probowlers, most starters, most drafted players on roster.
                              not according to forbes! And in fairness I've never heard of you or you the ----you are so I'll go with their analysis!

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