Senior Signs Stand Out This Year

As we wrote during the draft, teams targeted seniors in the early rounds at a significantly higher rate than in other recent drafts, now we can point out exactly how significant it was. In the previous four drafts from 2008-2011, an average of 30 college seniors were drafted in the first 10 rounds. This year that number nearly doubled to 57. From 2008-2011, the most seniors drafted in a single round was eight, which occurred in the ninth round in 2010. In rounds 7-10 of the 2012 draft, nine or more seniors were drafted in each of those rounds. The number of seniors drafted in rounds 8-10 of the 2012 draft surpasses or ties the total from every draft since 2008.

 

Round 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008  
1 1       2  
Comp A            
2 1   1 2 2  
3 2 2   4 4  
4 3 2 4 5 1  
5 4   1 5 3  
6 4 3 4 1 1  
7 9 6 4 1 5  
8 9 6 5 7 5  
9 11 6 8 3 3  
10 13 5 2 5 3  
           
Total 57 30 29 33 29  

 

 

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