Re: Scouting Department needs some change
One study I saw said that 30% of drafted players are starters for at least three years. I'm assuming that means they can be starters for any team in the NFL. By that metric, and my calculation on hits-and-misses since Tomlin's tenure, we're right at that 30% mark. I guess that makes us average, but with the competition involved in scouting these players, I'm betting the variation between teams in hit-and-miss percentages are slight and probably statistically negligible, so "average" is probably the best one can hope for, at least from a long-term perspective.
I can post the link to the study if that's acceptable here. I just know some forums don't like outside links, and I don't want to get banned or anything, so that's why it's not included at the moment.