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More Draft Analysis (Bengals Vs. Ravens)

Someone asked that I post the same analysis that I did for the Steelers and the Ravens. (This is the Ravens edition) To save space and energy I did not include their entire draft history and all the individual grades. However, I do have them for anyone's review if anyone wants me to post them. ...and as I've come to realize, rip me for my rating basis.

The key is to read the "Takeaways" section at the end of each team's review. This explains (in my opinion) the disparity between the Bengals and our two main division rivals.

(And no, I didn't do an analysis for Cleveland...as I think even their fans will agree their drafting is disgusting)




RAVENS - DRAFT PICKS SINCE 2000:


(Total Excludes ’07 and ’08 since those years are virtually impossible to grade at this point)

Total Picks = 58

Failures     = 31 (53%)     ** 6 players from ’07-’08 look to fall into this category

Average
Players
      = 12 (21%)     ** 5 players from ’07-’08 look to fall into this category

Good
Players
      = 9 (16%)      ** 6 players from ’07-’08 look to fall into this category

Excellent
Players
      = 6 (10%)      ** 1 players from ’07-’08 look to fall into this category


** If you use the same modeling to try and come up with the total figures using grades for the ’07 and ’08 players the percentages still turn out in the following manner:

Total = 76 Picks
Failures = 49%
Average = 22%
Good = 20%
Excellent = 9%

BEST YEAR:

-- 2000 (Jamal Lewis (1), Travis taylor (1), Adalius Thomas (6))

Honorable Mention:

 

-- ‘02 (Ed Reed, Anthony Weaver, Zastudil, Chad Williams)
-- ’03 (Terrell Suggs, Jaret Johnson)

WORST YEAR:

-- 2004 (All 7 players drafted were failures)

Honorable Mention:

-- ‘05 (4 out of 7 were failures. Highlights were Mark Clayton, Adam Terry, Jason Brown)

TAKEAWAYS:

1. 6 "Excellent" players drafted (7 if you include Flacco) compared to Bengals 4. **Bengals haven’t had an "Excellent" player drafted since ’03.

2. The Ravens "Failure rate is 53% with an ‘07-’08 trend looking at likely being 49%. The Bengals rate is 56% and their trend for ‘07-’08 looks to stay at 56%. This mean two things: (1) The Ravens fare significantly better (5 points is significant) and (2) the Ravens are improving their drafting while the Bengals appear to stay stagnate.

3. The Ravens "Excellent" ratio is 6% from 2000 to 2006. (looks to be 9% if you include ‘07-’08). This compared to the Bengals at 4% (5%). That doesn’t sound like much but consider it’s almost double the amount of "Excellent" players.

 

4. The Ravens overall ratio of drafting "Good/Excellent" players is 26% from ‘00-’06. The Bengals are at 23%. If you include ‘07-’08 the Ravens number looks to increase to 29%. The Bengals are staying at an even 23%. Translation: The Ravens are improving. The Bengals are staying stagnate. ** Will ’09 draft class change that??

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors.

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