Most people agree that there are pro’s and con’s to all draft positions, including early, middle and late draft positions. Some people may have their preference, but theoretically you can win from any draft position. The results from the NFFC support that theory fairly well as owners from 12 out of the 14 draft positions made the playoffs.
Here are the results from the NFFC by draft position:
Here are some similarities among the most and least successful draft positions:
- Draft Position #2: All four playoff teams drafted LaDainian Tomlinson
- Draft Position #8: All four playoff teams drafted Edgerrin James
- Draft Position #13: All four playoff teams drafted different players, including Domanick Davis, Fred Taylor, Kevan Barlow and Daunte Culpepper.
- Draft Position #9 and #10: The most common player drafted was Jamal Lewis with 10 of the 32 owners at this position selecting Jamal Lewis.
The top 10 ranked teams drafted from the following positions: