Originally Posted by tru80texan
Just for the record, Rashad Butler was not a UDFA for the Texans. He was a 3rd round selection for the Panthers in 06 & was cut by them in 07. That's when he was signed by the Texans.
As far as your draft pick round evaluations, we will have to agree to disagree. I'm not a quantity over quality type of guy & that's exactly what that is when you suggest 3 6th rounders equates to a 5th rounder. So we will leave it at that. We can just refer to the production level of the 2 teams & it kinda gives away which team is doing a slightly better job.
OK, so let's correct that Butler was a FA off the scrap heap.
Wasn't that a good find by the scouting department and Rick Smith?
Now concerning the 5th and 6th rounders, ProFootball Reference. Com
has a neat feature where you can query about all the drafts.
Of those two years, there are 28 sixth rounders still remain in the NFL in 2012.
There are 6 more fifth rounders (34 total).
3 sixth rounders definitely give you a better percentage of finding a contributor.
Based on those figures, 3 sixth rounders are actually better than 2 fifth rounders.
There was an article that we circulated around here a few years back.
It recorded the success percentage of players drafted in each round.
So yeah, it's not the first time we ever discussed this matter.