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Some draft stats tendencies last 25 years...
Positions take in the 1st round:
DE - 98 - 12.7%
WR - 96 - 12.4%
RB - 89 - 11.5%
OT - 84 - 10.9%
CB - 79 - 10.2%
DT - 68 - 8.8%
QB - 53 - 6.9%
OLB - 50 - 6.5%
ILB - 44 - 5.7%
S - 41 - 5.3%
OG - 31 - 4%
TE - 27 - 3.5%
FB - 2 - 0.3%
K - 1 - 0.1%
(Some things to consider, more teams have moved to the 3-4 the last few years thus changing pick priority for things like OLB.)
Some team tendencies:
The teams that drafted 1st round offense the most (% of their draft picks used):
Detroit - 71.4%
New York Giants - 64%
Pittsburgh - 63%
Chicago - 60%
The teams that drafted 1st round defense the most (% of their draft picks used):
Dallas - 70.8%
San Diego - 63.6%
Tennessee - 63.6%
Cincinnati - 61.3%
The teams that drafted 1st round lineman the most (% of their draft picks used):
Philadelphia - 65.2%
Minnesota - 56%
Tampa Bay - 52.2%
Kansas City - 52%
Some teams preference for certain positions (1st round).
Detroit and Kansas city have both chosen 5 OT's
N.Y. Jets lead with most TE's taken with 4.
Minnesota, the Jets and Tampa have taken 6 DE's
Philly has taken the most DT's with 5
I have this data (and actually all draft data for the last 25 years) on a spreadsheet so if anyone wants other stats from this let me know and I'll try an come up with it for you.
Surprised to see WR rank #2, then not so surprised when i reflected on the matter. They do tend to clutter up the end of the first round alot, and often are the BPA.
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OH OH I'VE GOT ONE!!!!
No one drafts their #3 WR in the first round after giving up two picks for a young veteran with #1 ability.
If left up to certain members on this forum, we'd have 5 in that department, and wouldn't have Sanchez or BE (i don't think we trade for bray if we didn't have a future potential franchise QB)