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How Draft Round Affects a Defensive Back’s and Linebacker’s Career Performance

Published by on April 25, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

 

With the skill positions and linemen done and examined, there’s just two more positions left for me to look at: defensive backs and linebackers.

In the first four parts of this series, I’ve found that sixth round quarterbacks are nearly as good as third rounders, there’s a significant downward linear trend for a lineman’s performance based on draft round, there’s not much difference between a fourth round and seventh round running back, and there’s an obvious power trend between a wide receiver’s performance and draft round.

I’ve included at the end of this article a rundown of all positions combined into one analysis, with just the draft round as t...

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