Long term starter outside of the 9 pick? Is this a fucking joke??

On Monday morning during a discussion which appeared on CNBC's "Squawk Box", I addressed some of Richard Thaler's findings in his examination of whether NFL teams overvalue first-round draft picks while undervaluing later-round picks. Despite all the advanced metrics being developed to assess...

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From this study in 2015, 70% of the league’s starters were after the 1st round. Please stop with your nonsense.

Long term starter outside of the 9 pick? Is this a fucking joke??

On Monday morning during a discussion which appeared on CNBC's "Squawk Box", I addressed some of Richard Thaler's findings in his examination of whether NFL teams overvalue first-round draft picks while undervaluing later-round picks. Despite all the advanced metrics being developed to assess...

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From this study in 2015, 70% of the league’s starters were after the 1st round. Please stop with your nonsense.

You didn't even read the article.

67 percent of players that start 80 games are first round players.

We're looking for staying power on this roster not looking for the endless cycle of starting 5th round offensive linemen.

Given that the average career length is only 3.3 years, this begs the question of how much more likely are higher draft picks to stick around the league longer than later draft picks.

For simplicity, and with more time I would like to build a larger sample size, I looked at all players drafted in the 2010 draft, and gauged what percentage of games over those five years (a max of 80 games) have players started. The sample size here of 210 players produced these results:

Percentage of Total Games Started

(Since 2010…80 games max)

GroupsMedian

Overall15.0%

1st67.5%

2nd33.8%

3rd36.3%

4th6.3%

5th4.4%

6th1.9%

7th0.0%

- The overall median “percentage of games started” by those players selected in the 2010 NFL Draft is 15%;

- 1st round draftees from that season started a higher median percentage of games (67.5%) compared to players drafted in other rounds;