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Draft Capital Used By Position: DB

Regular readers know all about the Football Perspective Draft Value Chart, which is derived from the approximate value actually produced by draft picks at each draft slot. Over the next week, I will be showing how much draft capital has been used to select players at certain positions in every draft since 1990. This will allow us to see how much the league’s view on the value of a position has changed, while also giving us a visual insight into the volatility among the talent in draft classes is from year-to-year.

I will be staying out of the commentary for now, so I encourage you to post your thoughts. To make comparison across positions easier, I will be using the same scale for each position. Let’s look at the graph for defensive backs:

The position grouping here does bring cornerbacks and safeties together. That’s probably not as big of a concern as it is at linebacker or offensive line, as there is a good bit of overlap between players in the secondary. But if there’s interest, I can add that to the to-do list, too.

  • Dr__P

    I trust that your last article in the series that recaps all the positions adjusts for the number of players on a team for each position