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For all the grief Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones receives when it comes to his football acumen, guess which NFL decision-maker has drafted the highest percentage of Pro Bowl players?

It's Jones -- 14.7 percent of his draftees (34 of them) have made at least one Pro Bowl. In all, 17 current NFL decision-makers have drafted players who have made it to a Pro Bowl.

Here's a look at the 10 -- actually, it's 11 because of a tie -- who have drafted the highest percentage of Pro Bowlers. Players who have been to multiple Pro Bowls count only once.

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    [size=33]T-10. Ryan Grigson, Indianapolis Colts[/size]

    The skinny: Grigson has had 9.09 percent of his draftees (two players) make it to a Pro Bowl. That's a relatively good hit rate so far; it helps when an executive's initial first-round pick is a no-brainer: Andrew Luck.

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    [size=33]T-10. Ozzie Newsome, Baltimore Ravens[/size]

    The skinny: Newsome also has had 9.09 percent of his draftees (10 players) make it to a Pro Bowl. Haloti Ngata, Terrell Suggs and Marshal Yanda are among those who have been picked under Newsome's watch.

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    [size=33]9. Mike Brown, Cincinnati Bengals[/size]

    The skinny: Brown has had 9.52 percent of his draftees (20 players) make a Pro Bowl. Geno Atkins, Andy Dalton and A.J. Green are three of his most recent success stories.

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    [size=33]8. Rick Spielman, Minnesota Vikings[/size]

    The skinny: Spielman has had 10.34 percent of his draft picks (three players) with the Vikings make it to a Pro Bowl. OT Matt Kalil was his first first-round selection as the Vikes' GM.

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    [size=33]7. Ted Thompson, Green Bay Packers[/size]

    The skinny: Thompson, a former scout, has seen 10.42 percent of his draft picks (10 players) eventually become Pro Bowl players. Non-first-rounders such as Josh Sitton and Greg Jennings have worked out quite well.

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    [size=33]6. Bill Belichick, New England Patriots[/size]

    The skinny: The hoodied-one has had 10.53 percent of his draft picks (14 players) make a Pro Bowl. His 14 Pro Bowl draftees are the fourth-highest total among current decision-makers. Vince Wilfork, Logan Mankins and Rob Gronkowski (a second-rounder) are among his draftees.

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    [size=33]5. Kevin Colbert, Pittsburgh Steelers[/size]

    The skinny: Colbert has had 12.30 percent of his draftees (15 players) become Pro Bowlers. His 15 Pro Bowl draftees are the third-highest among current decision-makers. He has worked with Bill Cowher and Mike Tomlin, and has provided those coaches with players such as Troy Polamalu, Ben Roethlisberger and Le'Veon Bell.

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    [size=33]4. Rick Smith, Houston Texans[/size]

    The skinny: Smith has had 12.33 percent of his draft picks (nine players) make it to a Pro Bowl. Smith first-rounder J.J. Watt, the 11th overall pick when he came out, might end up being the best defensive player of his era. (An aside: Smith played at Purdue from 1988-92; a teammate in his final two seasons at Purdue was Ryan Grigson.)

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    [size=33]3. John Schneider, Seattle Seahawks[/size]

    The skinny: Schneider has had a lot of success in a relatively short amount of time. He has had 14.58 percent of his draftees (seven players) make a Pro Bowl. Kam Chancellor, Richard Sherman and Russell Wilson are among his draftees.

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    [size=33]2. Mickey Loomis, New Orleans Saints[/size]

    The skinny: Almost 15 percent (14.60) of Loomis' draft picks have been Pro Bowlers (12 players). Fourth-rounder Jahri Evans and third-rounder Jimmy Graham, who played just one season of college football, are among his most notable middle-round hits.

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    [size=33]1. Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys[/size]

    The skinny: Almost 15 percent (14.72) of Jones' draft picks have been Pro Bowlers (34 players, 14 more than anybody else currently making draft decisions). Among his non-first-round picks who have paid off are RB DeMarco Murray and TE Jason Witten, a third-rounder who has been to 10 Pro Bowls.


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Re: Active GMs with best record of drafting Pro Bowlers

Post by Guest on Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:43 am

I can't believe Mike Brown is in there.. lol

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Re: Active GMs with best record of drafting Pro Bowlers

Post by diehardsteersfan on Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:09 pm

Steely wrote:I can't believe Mike Brown is in there.. lol

It just goes to show us that drafting pro bowlers means squat and all that matters is getting your players to win their games.

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