The goal for every NFL team in the first round of the draft is to find their next star, a player who will become the face of the franchise for years to come.
But how much do draft slots affect the...
probabiblity that they'll find that player? For example, does the 12th pick, on average, yield better results than the 9th pick? Are teams at a higher risk than others of missing on a prospect, purely based on where they're selecting? We've dug through draft data from 1980-2012 to create a heat map, which illustrates how much risk is associated with the pick that your favorite team holds in 2013.
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