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NFL Draft: Teams Receiving Least Value From 2011 Class

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

There’s a reason why Andy Reid is now overseeing the Kansas City Chiefs2013 NFL Draft strategy — under general manager John Dorsey — and no longer the matters in Philly. It’s fair to say that the “Dream Team” wasn’t the sole cause of demise in the previous tenure, but also an utterly disastrous draft which flew under the radar of all the high-profile signings in summer 2011.

About a third of the NFL’s primary personnel decision-makers have been fired since that fateful draft, which is why these results still factor very much into the dialogue this April. Let’s take a look at which teams are getting the least out of their 2011 draft class.

More NFL Draft at Rant Sports: I analyzed which teams got the most and least out of their draft classes from 2012 (most, least), 2011 (most, least), 2010 (most, least) and 2009 (most, least), along with the kings of the draft over that span.

Philadelphia Eagles: General manager Howie Roseman held onto his position a little tighter than Reid was able to manage, but he can’t withstand much more like the batch from 2011. Offensive linemen Jason Kelce and Danny Watkins are the only players with any hope of salvaging this 11-pick class.

Chicago Bears: Jerry Angelo was fired months after this debacle, as the new regime waits to see if first-rounder Gabe Carimi can come of use somewhere on the offensive line. Chris Conte is currently the bright spot of this one.

St. Louis Rams: Here’s another case where a draft was followed by coaches and personnel people sent packing soon thereafter. First-rounder Robert Quinn has only shown flashes while Lance Kendricks, Austin Pettis and Greg Salas added virtually nothing to the pass game with the Rams’ picks in rounds two through four.

Minnesota Vikings: Kyle Rudolph was a nice addition, but for a tight end in round two it isn’t amazing value. First-rounder Christian Ponder dragged this offense down last year.

More NFL Draft at Rant Sports: I analyzed which teams got the most and least out of their draft classes from 2012 (most, least), 2011 (most, least), 2010 (most, least) and 2009 (most, least), along with the kings of the draft over that span.

Thomas Emerick is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @ThomasEmerick, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google