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Draft Capital Used By Position: WR

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 wide receivers:

  • Richie

    Another interesting chart. Almost every year the league does the opposite of what it did the year before – more or less draft capital on WR. But never getting outside a thin band of value.

  • McGeorge

    Thats really weird. For 36 years the league flip flops every other year or tow on how they value the position in the draft. I wonder how much it’s impacted by college players deciding to come out early or not.