NFL Draft: Results and Player Stats

Submitted by Jangalang on April 26th, 2018 at 2:36 PM

I've always been a big fan of the Pro-Football-Reference web site (Baseball-reference is also top notch.)  I'm not a huge stats geek, but this site is great for looking up stats quickly, especially when it comes to draft picks/history.  I thought I would share with the board since the draft kicks off tonight.

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/2017/draft.htm

The Draft Finder is also fun to play around with.  For example it easily lets you see which TE drafted in the last 10 years has the most receptions...it's Jimmy Graham.

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/play-index/draft-finder.cgi

Hope you enjoy the links.  And good luck to your Pro teams tonight!!

Comments

Goggles Paisano

April 26th, 2018 at 2:53 PM ^

I heard this 2012 draft tidbit today.  Two QB Guru's in Holmgren and Elway drafted for their respective teams as follows: Brandon Weeden #22 overall to the Browns and Osweiler #57 overall to the Broncos.  The next three QB taken in that draft were Russel Wilson at #75, Nick Foles at #88 and Kirk Cousins at #102.  

 

 

LSAClassOf2000

April 26th, 2018 at 3:19 PM ^

The Draft Finder is a double-edged sword if you're a Lions fan, or at least I am discovering this as I play around with searching the historical picks of the Lions by round. 

For example, I had nearly forgotten we took Charles Rogers 2nd overall in 2003......*turns around in office chair, stares at wall*

Jangalang

April 26th, 2018 at 3:30 PM ^

and I agree...really stings that Andre Johnson was taken right after him at #3.  As a Lions fan I like to see who we just missed out on...but it also makes me a little sick.  Mike Williams v. DeMarcus Ware...Ebron v. Donald...I'm going to stop before I throw up.

Maybe I should spend more time looking for the hits instead of the misses...but that's what Lions fans do.

BigBlue02

April 26th, 2018 at 4:14 PM ^

Fun story-Charles Rogers owes me a dollar. I sat next to him at a WWE event in Detroit and we bonded because we were both wearing jorts (of course, I was wearing them ironically with a trashy mustache as an accessory and he was wearing designer jorts as a fashion statement). We started betting on the wrestling matches and were all even going into the last match. I picked John Cena because he, too, was wearing jorts. Cena won and I was a dollar up on Chuck. I never collected and now he is forever indebted to me.

Schem Bobechler

April 26th, 2018 at 3:39 PM ^

you should mention that.  This morning when I went to the break room to get some coffee I got to talking to one of the fellas and he asked me which tight end had the most receptions over the last ten years.  I didn't know at the time so you can imagine my excitement at seeing your post!  I ran down to his office to tell him the good news but he was gone for the day.

 

coldnjl

April 26th, 2018 at 8:25 PM ^

What are you talking about...QB is the BIGGEST hole and you can't win without one? Were you referencing Chubb, who iplays the same position as last years first overall pick or were you referencing Barkley who plays the same position as Hyde and Duke Johnson?

BroadneckBlue21

April 27th, 2018 at 7:52 AM ^

This narrative is ridiculous. They have a new GM who helped build the Chiefs. Ward went higher than “projected” by “experts,” but he is considered the best CB prospect by the same evaluators. I would’ve drafted Chubb, but Ward fills a big need on that defense. He’s fast and covers well. I don’t like him because he is a Buckeye, but scouts love his cover skills and speed. That was a big need for them, and apparently they could not get someone to bite on a trade.

BroadneckBlue21

April 27th, 2018 at 8:34 AM ^

Dorsey and Scott McCloughan are considered great talent evaluators who built teams. Mayfield is a winner, and he is not Johnny Football. Sheep talk is not analysis of his abilities. Ward was considered the best cover corner in the draft, and he has elite speed. Chubb was a redundancy to Garrett.