The chart I'll show you below, ranks 28 GMs and their draft success percentages. Mickey Loomis ranks 8th best, with a 13.41% All-Rookie Team success. That's with 13 years of drafting, since 2002, as opposed to Bill Belichicks, 15 years of drafting. Yeah, that's right, coach Belichick is also his teams GM, but the Payloo team has had more success, relatively speaking.
Loomis, 13 years, 82 players drafted, 11 of which made the All-rookie Team. 13.41%
Bellichick, 15 years, 133 player drafted, 13 of which made the All-rookie team. 9.77%
While most of Mickey's successes have come in the later rounds, he has been better than many fans like to claim. And lets' not even mention the UDFAs, like Pierre Thomas who have been a large part of the team. Mickey has also been pretty darn good in free agency as well.
Although, with only a 2 year window to judge, the Panther's GM, Dave Gettleman, has the highest percentage at 27.27%.
We've had some notable 1st round misses, but the Saints have not really been as bad as drafting as it sometimes seems. Undoubtedly this year's draft will be one of the most important ones in the Sean Payton/ Mickey Loomis era. I hope this will lift the spirits of our fans, especially after the disappointing 2014 season. We currently have 9 picks, and if we can hit 1 or 2 play-makers, along with a couple of depth contributors, then I'll call this one a win-win.
The chart shows worst to best, top to bottom.
|GM||Team||Year 1||Seasons||Total Picks||All-Rookie Team||Percent All-Rookie|
The 4 teams not represented would be teams like the Bears, who have new GMs like Ryan Pace.