BUYING IN BULK

Here are the 10 teams that have drafted the most players since 2012, with their rank in Pro Football Reference’s Draft Approximate Value metric in parentheses

 

Team Number of picks (Draft AV rank)

49ers 61 (32)

Seahawks 59 (3)

Vikings 58 (2)

Browns 58 (26)

Bengals 55 (14)

Ravens 54 (T-20)

Packers 53 (4)

Rams 51 (1)

Lions 51 (T-5)

Redskins 51 (7)

 

SUCCESS UNDER SPIELMAN

Since the Vikings gave Rick Spielman the GM title in 2012, few teams have been better in the draft. A study of all 32 teams, using Pro Football Reference’s Draft Approximate Value metric, shows the Vikings have coaxed the second-most production out of their picks in the past six drafts. Here’s how they’ve done:

Year Number of picks (Draft AV rank)

2012 10 (5)

2013 9 (13)

2014 10 (T-4)

2015 10 (T-2)

2016 8 (32)

2017 11 (T-8)

Ben Goessling