Kansas City Chiefs’ Draft Grade: A+ on Leadership

May 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Can anyone measure integrity and leadership with a numerical grade? How about a letter grade? The answer is probably not, but Scott Pioli takes this attribute very seriously.
We all know just how important leadership ability is when it comes to Pioli's criteria for drafting or signing a player.
In a post-draft interview, a reporter brought up the subject because almost all the players he drafted were captains of their respective college teams.
On a hunch, I did a little research on my own, covering every draft pick in the entire NFL draft just to see what percentage of drafted players fit this criteria. Here are my findings.
Percentage of 2010 Drafted Players Who Were Captains For Their College Teams
Kansas City: 86 percent
Atlanta: 57 percent
Denver: 55 percent
NY Jets: 50 percent
San Francisco: 50 percent Buffalo: 44 percent Philadelphia: 42 percent Pittsburgh: 40 percent Indianapolis: 37 percent Houston: 33 percent Oakland: 33 percent San...

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