Conventional wisdom says that teams that draft well in rounds 3-6 have sustained National Football League success. That isn't necessarily true. We reviewed every team's selections made from 2008-12 and found that the two teams that combined to win three of the last six Super Bowls were at the bottom of the league in drafting quality players in the middle rounds.
Players were considered quality if they played in half of the games since they were drafted. Teams were credited with a quality pick even if the player played for another team. The number of games was all that mattered.
Click on the team symbol to see its level of success in drafting in the middle rounds.
- Pro-Football Reference.com