SCOUTING COMBINE PREVIEW
87% of the 252 players selected at the 2013 draft participated in last February's scouting combine.
players who attended the combine as a percentage of those actually drafted has been remarkably constant at around 85% over the past few years. the vast majority of players taken in the early rounds of recent drafts have been combine invitees, while almost all drafted players who had not been invited to the combine have been chosen in the later rounds.
of the 333 players at the 2013 combine, 66% were ultimately drafted, another figure that has been remarkably consistent in recent years.
That figure, though, does vary on a year-by-year basis for different positions. In 2010, for example, TEs, defensive linemen and OTs attending the combine had a better than average likelihood of ultimately being drafted, while in 2011 CBs who attended the combine were the most likely to be drafted. Then in 2012, almost 90% of OLBs that attended the combine were drafted.
In 2013, the position of choice among those attending the combine were the defensive linemen. Indeed, 27 of 31 (87%) of DEs invited to Indianapolis were ultimately drafted, while the figure was 84% (21 of 25) among the DTs.
In fact, the only other position with a draft rate over 70% were the defensive backs, 72% of whom were ultimately selected at the 2013 draft. Meanwhile, the figure for other positions ranged from 68% for the TEs to 58% for the OGs, while the figure was 73% for the QBs, 61% for the RBs, 63% for the WRs, 65% for the OTs and 64% for the LBs.
[ Edited by buck on Feb 17, 2014 at 11:51 PM ]