With the 29th pick in the NFL draft…47 picks, best to worst, from 1967 to 2013. 29 days to draft day.

Tweet     When the After Drafter Clock started this project he aimed to quantify how well individual teams drafted. He also wanted to see how draft trends changed over time. In order to compare how well the general managers around the league assessed talent, he chose to limit the comparison to 260 picks. Over the last fifteen to twenty years the league went over 260 selections twice, in 2002…

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With the 30th pick in the NFL draft…47 picks, best to worst, 1967 to 2013. 30 days to draft day.

Tweet Yesterday the After Drafter Clock listed two Greatest of All Time 31st draft picks, Mike Hartenstine and Roman Phifer. A short time later he received a tweet from @KBecks_NFLScout: “Mike Hartenstine?” This sent the AD Clock scrambling to verify he spelled Hartenstine’s name correctly. The AD Clock spelled Hartenstine correctly. For you youngsters out there, Mike Hartenstine played defensive end for Penn State and then the Chicago Bears for…

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With the 31st pick in the NFL draft…47 picks, best to worst, 1967 to 2013. 31 days to draft day.

Tweet The Pittsburgh Steelers draft class of 1974 claims the heart of most draftniks like the After Drafter Clock, and people generally consider it the greatest draft class of all time. The After Draft Clock believes he found one draft class of another team in a different year that surpassed it. The AD Clock plans to run the numbers eventually but for the time being wonders if the ’74 Steelers…

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With the 32nd pick in the NFL draft…47 picks, best to worst, 1967 to 2013. 32 days until draft day.

Tweet Years ago the After Drafter Clock listened to the NPR show “Fresh Air with Terri Gross” while driving in his car. She questioned a woman who authored a book on a subject the AD Clock forgot in the mists of time, maybe deep sea diving, aerodynamics, or God knows what. One of the key facts for Ms. Gross related to the sex of the author. Essentially the host asked…

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With the 33rd pick in the NFL draft…47 picks, best to worst, 1967 to 2013. 33 days to draft day.

Tweet The After Drafter Clock waits until the last minute before he runs the data for the next entry. It pleases him when the best overall draft pick at any given level is a former Steeler because Steeler nation is a devoted and twitter-active bunch. On the other hand, on days like yesterday when punter Rohn Stark ended up as the best 34th pick ever, it disappoints him. Like all…

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With the 34th pick in the NFL draft…47 picks, best to worst, 1967 to 2013. 34 days until draft day.

Tweet For the second time the After Drafter Clock feels the need to apologize to Pittsburgh Steelers fans. When he ran the numbers on the 56th pick in the draft, the second best pick ever was Jon Kolb, the offensive lineman the Steelers chose in 1969.   Kolb would have been the best choice ever, but placekicker Jason Hanson played seventeen years for the Lions and so he outscored Kolb. Kickers…

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With the 35th pick in the NFL draft…47 picks, 1967 to 2013, best to worst. 35 days until draft day.

Tweet Most if not all of the married men the After Drafter Clock knows obey their wives. That may sound ludicrous, but actually makes sense. When the Clock’s buddies first dated that special someone, they typically scratched themselves too often in public, and dressed poorly. They gained a sense of direction in their daily lives along with the emotional, psychological, and physical rewards of a relationship with a woman. The…

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With the 36th pick in the NFL Draft…47 picks, best to worst, 1967 to 2013. 36 days to draft day.

Tweet More than any other professional sport, the National Football League is an unforgiving place. Witness the way the New England Patriots treated Lawyer Milloy, the best 36th draft pick ever chosen in the Super Bowl era. Milloy spent seven years with the Patriots and helped them win two Super Bowls, and then the Patriots let him go. Considering the ongoing success of Bill Belichick’s boys, it’s hard to argue…

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With the 37th pick in the NFL draft…47 draft picks, best to worst, 1967 to 2013. 37 days to draft day.

Tweet The list of players chosen 37th in the Super Bowl era illustrates what separates the great organizations from the bad ones. The Dallas Cowboys held the 37th pick four times, and three of those picks ended up in the top eleven overall. On the other hand, the New York Jets held the 37th pick four times as well, and actually chose the one player who scored highest on the…

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With the 38th pick in the NFL Draft…47 picks, from 1967 to 2013, best to worst. 38 days to draft day.

Tweet The After Drafter Clock’s dear, dear friend, NFL_Draft_Bites, sent a message wondering why the AD Clock chose Darry Talley the best 39th pick, and not Jerry Kramer or Fred Biletnikoff. He then expressed dismay over the idea the After Drafter Clock omits all draft picks prior to 1967, so here, in a nutshell, is the reason. Before 1960 the NFL owners met like a herd of giraffes, walking around…

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With the 39th pick in the NFL draft…47 picks, best to worst, 1967 to 2013. 39 days until draft day.

Tweet Every player chosen 39th between 1967 and 2013 played in the NFL. In fact, every player managed to get at least a two year career. Two possible explanations exist. Maybe the teams actually found all good players and so those players made the team. The other possibility is that the teams fear looking stupid, so they keep the picks on the roster and give them extra time to develop,…

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