Originally Posted by rmartin65
Hence the "by and large" part of my post. Generally speaking, those drafted in the first are more talented than those drafted in the second, who are in turn more talented than those taken in the 3rd, etc. Certainly scouting is not perfect- there are too many variables. Take a random UDFA QB out of a list and a random 1st round QB, and see which one you want. Odds are, it will be the 1st rounder.
Interestingly, according to the same article above, there were 2 more 4th rounders than 3rd rounders in the NFL.
Also, there were many more 7th rounders than 6th rounders.