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How Draft Round Affects an Offensive and Defensive Lineman’s Career Performance

Published by on April 17, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Yesterday, I examined how quarterbacks perform based on the round in which they were drafted. Today, I'll be looking at offensive and defensive linemen, to see if first rounders have a better, longer career than third or fourth-round linemen.

With Jason Smith, Eugene Monroe, Andre Smith, Aaron Maybin, and Tyson Jackson all projected to go in the top half of the first round, I chose to review linemen before running backs. Plus, there's not much to look at for either offensive or defensive linemen, so I fit them both into one article.

Offensive Linemen  

Pro Bowls

The first graph below shows the chances of an offensive lineman making one, two, or three Pro Bowls in his career...

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