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Some sobering draft statistics

Posted by Chris Brown on May 2, 2013 – 10:40 am

There was a total of 254 players selected in last week’s NFL draft. We all know that some of them will not make an NFL roster this fall. But DraftMetrics.com went a little deeper in seeing just how long and how many of last week’s draft selections will last in the league.

Using data from the 1993-2006 NFL drafts, DraftMetrics came up with the following projection for the 254 players drafted last week.

  • 171 players will play at least three seasons
  • 130 players will play at least five seasons
  • 77 players will start for at least three seasons (starters deemed as those that start at least 8 games in a year)
  • 58 players will start for at least five seasons
  • 42 players will start as rookies (data used from 1993-2012)
  • 24 players will be selected for at least 1 Pro Bowl
  • 10 players will be selected for at least 3 Pro Bowls
  • 13 players will be selected as an All-Pro at least once
  • 3 players will be selected as an All-Pro at least three times

So while just over two-thirds of the draft choices will last three seasons in the NFL (67%) only 30 percent of the draft choices will be starters for three seasons in their career.

Even more telling is the fact that just 16.5 percent of the draft choices will start as rookies.


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