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Mickey Loomis Has Eighth Best General Manager Rookie Draft Record

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Can it really be? According to this article, Which GMs have the best success rate with rookies?, Mickey's draft success is even better than the much vaulted Bill Belichick's.

I'm telling you, "No Cadaver Rebuilds This Year!"
I'm telling you, "No Cadaver Rebuilds This Year!"
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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.

The comparisons:

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%.

Rounding out the NFC South, is the Buccaneers' Jason Licht, with only 1 year's statistics, at 16.67%, and the Falcon's Thomas Dimitroff, with 7 years at 10.91%.

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.

How GMs draft
GM Team Year 1 Seasons Total Picks All-Rookie Team Percent All-Rookie
Dave Caldwell JAX 2013 2 17 0 0.00%
John Elway DEN 2011 4 29 1 3.45%
Ruston Webster TEN 2012 3 21 1 4.76%
John Schneider SEA 2010 5 48 3 6.25%
Kevin Colbert PIT 2000 15 122 8 6.56%
Doug Whaley BUF 2013 2 15 1 6.67%
Jerry Reese NYG 2007 8 60 4 6.67%
John Dorsey KC 2013 2 14 1 7.14%
Trent Baalke SF 2010 5 48 4 8.33%
Ryan Grigson IND 2012 3 22 2 9.09%
Rick Smith HOU 2006 9 73 7 9.59%
Bill Belichick NE 2000 15 133 13 9.77%
Ozzie Newsome BAL 2002 13 110 11 10.00%
Mike Brown CIN 1991 24 210 22 10.48%
Thomas Dimitroff ATL 2008 7 55 6 10.91%
Jerry Jones DAL 1989 26 231 28 12.12%
Ted Thompson GB 2005 10 96 12 12.50%
Steve Keim ARI 2013 2 16 2 12.50%
Reggie McKenzie OAK 2012 3 24 3 12.50%
Martin Mayhew DET 2009 6 46 6 13.04%
Mickey Loomis NO 2002 13 82 11 13.41%
Ray Farmer CLE 2014 1 6 1 16.67%
Tom Telesco SD 2013 2 12 2 16.67%
Jason Licht TB 2014 1 6 1 16.67%
Rick Spielman MIN 2012 3 29 5 17.24%
Les Snead STL 2012 3 28 7 25.00%
Dennis Hickey MIA 2014 1 8 2 25.00%
Dave Gettleman CAR 2013 2 11 3 27.27%

The 4  teams not represented would be teams like the Bears, who have new GMs like Ryan Pace.