Tony Villioti of Draftmetrics.com shows that perception is sometimes different than reality
It has been my experience that perceptions usually have a basis in reality, but the perception lingers even as reality changes. Football is no exception to this phenomenon. Ask football fans about what teams drafts the best and you’re likely to get many different answers – the Steelers have a reputation as a good drafting team, so do the Giants. Are these perceptions right?
In this article, DRAFTMETRICS sets aside its own perceptions and measures the draft performance of NFL teams over the past 10 years. This article focuses only a team’s drafting not their ability to retain their draftees. So, for example, the performance of Asante Samuel for the Eagles and Falcons accrues to the benefit of the Patriots because the Patriots drafted him.
The biggest obstacle in doing an objective analysis is to select the metrics that do the best job of measuring performances. DRAFTMETRICS decided to use a weighted combination of four measures to measure each team’s draft success.