Rookie Class Evaluation

This section attempts to bring insight into how successful teams have been in securing talent from the rookie acquisition process from a contractual standpoint under the 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement. Please read this article for learn more about the methodology behind this process.

Snap Indices

Each player is assigned a snap index by adding the portion of snaps he parcipitated in for his original team during his first four accrued seasons, lying in a range between 0 and 4. The rookie class snap index is then calculated by summing up all the players' snap indices that belonged to the rookie class in question.

Team20112012201320142015201620172018 Total
Bills 8.621 9.930 9.800 8.434 5.459 2.739 6.985 3.945 55.913
Dolphins 9.504 12.602 7.422 8.778 10.180 6.728 4.956 2.619 62.789
Patriots 6.821 8.227 10.714 7.301 13.519 6.629 2.127 0.837 56.175
Jets 7.085 8.568 10.116 5.809 4.733 10.236 4.826 2.510 53.883
Ravens 8.832 9.671 10.801 11.810 7.383 13.067 2.903 2.594 67.061
Bengals 10.404 17.196 6.400 10.316 6.485 8.524 5.406 2.397 67.128
Browns 15.672 15.230 2.431 11.333 7.635 13.022 6.667 4.008 75.998
Steelers 6.939 8.997 8.558 7.786 7.999 6.208 4.205 1.530 52.222
Texans 10.864 13.937 8.796 12.145 10.638 8.483 5.119 2.946 72.928
Colts 4.570 12.226 4.604 8.338 6.186 9.330 6.678 4.607 56.539
Jaguars 8.042 6.542 14.500 21.483 9.956 7.782 4.555 1.496 74.356
Titans 9.528 9.429 8.355 9.743 8.948 9.900 6.503 1.486 63.892
Broncos 16.822 10.492 4.487 12.381 7.702 8.600 3.072 3.394 66.95
Chiefs 7.300 7.346 8.488 14.324 12.096 6.480 2.187 1.201 59.422
Chargers 9.373 7.744 10.408 6.917 9.702 8.225 7.379 1.977 61.725
Raiders 7.434 5.440 9.891 20.152 6.216 6.675 3.485 4.408 63.701
Cowboys 11.094 10.029 12.220 8.606 9.630 11.033 5.063 2.635 70.31
Giants 7.467 7.149 6.697 10.893 9.176 8.602 4.730 3.792 58.506
Eagles 8.137 11.633 9.442 6.507 5.677 8.399 3.436 1.376 54.607
Redskins 10.870 9.061 7.146 11.435 11.559 5.489 5.206 1.558 62.324
Bears 6.366 5.451 8.798 11.134 10.567 9.943 4.819 2.625 59.703
Lions 3.089 6.520 15.213 9.284 6.248 8.918 4.915 2.586 56.773
Packers 6.219 8.014 13.561 14.711 7.109 11.141 4.184 3.521 68.46
Vikings 8.579 15.155 10.514 8.429 14.221 3.865 3.894 1.644 66.301
Falcons 7.006 5.068 18.247 10.806 8.309 12.560 2.872 2.000 66.868
Panthers 8.708 11.125 8.603 13.843 6.857 5.224 3.887 2.398 60.645
Saints 6.457 4.674 11.047 4.990 8.876 9.964 7.799 1.572 55.379
Buccaneers 7.095 10.740 8.172 9.019 16.834 8.017 4.645 2.336 66.858
Cardinals 7.954 7.351 12.404 9.007 8.371 1.886 4.111 3.367 54.451
Rams 7.764 18.979 11.763 11.933 11.819 6.609 5.545 0.567 74.979
49ers 12.024 2.148 9.720 10.210 9.133 4.848 9.158 3.793 61.034
Seahawks 15.532 18.392 4.183 8.542 6.840 8.933 4.686 2.272 69.38
Average 8.818 9.846 9.484 10.512 8.939 8.064 4.875 2.500
Median 8.358 9.550 9.760 10.263 8.912 8.504 4.823 2.548

Vested Veteran Contracts

From 2011 to 2014, only 487 of 1013 drafted players (48.1%) earned a contract after accruing four accrued seasons. Only 140 undrafted players have earned the same. This suggests that a typical rookie class should yield 3 to 4 draft picks, and 1 to 2 UDFAs that earn such contracts. This table lists the sums of vested veteran contracts earned for each rookie class.

Team201120122013201420152016 Total Extensions
Bills 6 5 7 4 1 0 23 4
Dolphins 4 5 5 4 1 0 19 4
Patriots 6 5 5 5 4 0 25 13
Jets 5 3 5 2 0 0 15 7
Ravens 6 6 6 4 0 0 22 6
Bengals 4 8 5 6 0 1 24 12
Browns 4 7 1 6 2 0 20 4
Steelers 4 6 7 3 0 0 20 10
Texans 7 7 5 7 2 1 29 13
Colts 2 4 0 4 1 0 11 4
Jaguars 3 5 5 11 1 0 25 10
Titans 4 4 5 4 0 0 17 6
Broncos 7 7 4 2 1 0 21 5
Chiefs 4 3 6 8 0 0 21 10
Chargers 5 4 4 1 1 0 15 5
Raiders 4 5 7 7 0 0 23 6
Cowboys 8 7 4 5 1 0 25 16
Giants 4 1 2 6 0 0 13 3
Eagles 4 6 7 3 0 0 20 8
Redskins 6 5 4 5 2 0 22 7
Bears 4 2 4 5 2 0 17 6
Lions 1 2 6 6 2 0 17 7
Packers 4 5 7 5 0 0 21 8
Vikings 4 8 5 4 3 0 24 13
Falcons 5 1 6 3 0 0 15 11
Panthers 3 4 6 6 0 0 19 7
Saints 3 4 5 2 1 0 15 5
Buccaneers 3 7 4 4 1 0 19 8
Cardinals 4 4 8 3 2 0 21 6
Rams 4 9 7 4 2 0 26 16
49ers 11 3 7 5 1 0 27 11
Seahawks 8 10 5 6 1 0 30 11