Bessire: 2014 Ranking Classes

by Paul Bessire, General Manager, PredictionMachine.com

Utilizing our unique, objective approach to player projections and development, PredictionMachine.com presents its 2014 NFL Draft content, including a Seven Round Mock Draft, Position-by-Position Reports, Statistical Breakdowns and Future Projections for all prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft. New this year is the NFL Draft Machine for customizable mock drafts and comprehensive draft evaluation. All NFL Draft Content is FREE from PredictionMachine.com's Paul Bessire and John Ewing as well as NFL Draft Expert Matt Richner.

Based on the analysis we used to rank every NFL Prospect as well as leveraging the NFL Draft Machine we present our rookie class rankings. All teams are ranked on rookie class impact in the upcoming NFL season. These rankings are a combination of overall impact, weighted impact from the top players and average impact of all players. Though the Cincinnati Bengals do not rank as the best drafting team for the third consecutive year, it is still notable to see that they rank in the top five.

Below, we show each team's Class Ranking, Power Ranking and Projected Wins Added. Class Rankings sort by a combination of total value added and average value added to each roster. New Power Rankings add drafted players to each roster to instantly re-simulate Power Rankings and compare to Previous Power Rankings (Prev. PR includes Free Agency). Projected Wins Added looks at players in the draft who can start for the new team to determine impact based on PM's rookie ratings (read more here). If team has not drafted a player who can start, it will not have any Proj. Wins Added.

2014 NFL Rookie Class Rankings

Ranking Team New Rank Prev Rank Wins Added
1 Minnesota Vikings 30 30 0.99
2 St. Louis Rams 18 22 0.73
3 Dallas Cowboys 27 25 0.09
4 Buffalo Bills 21 28 0.98
5 Pittsburgh Steelers 26 24 0.57
6 San Francisco 49ers 3 3 0.24
7 New York Jets 16 23 1.14
8 Oakland Raiders 31 32 1.02
9 Atlanta Falcons 5 7 0.90
10 Baltimore Ravens 10 12 0.24
11 Cleveland Browns 25 21 0.19
12 New York Giants 28 26 0.06
13 San Diego Chargers 14 15 0.43
14 Houston Texans 8 13 0.80
15 Tennessee Titans 29 29 0.03
16 Green Bay Packers 7 6 0.18
17 Carolina Panthers 15 17 0.50
18 Jacksonville Jaguars 32 31 0.39
19 Philadelphia Eagles 19 16 N/A
20 Cincinnati Bengals 12 10 0.17
21 Arizona Cardinals 9 8 0.11
22 Detroit Lions 13 9 0.16
23 Washington Redskins 11 11 0.20
24 New England Patriots 6 4 N/A
25 Chicago Bears 17 14 N/A
26 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 27 0.73
27 Kansas City Chiefs 24 20 N/A
28 Miami Dolphins 22 19 N/A
29 New Orleans Saints 4 5 0.15
30 Seattle Seahawks 2 2 N/A
31 Indianapolis Colts 20 18 N/A
32 Denver Broncos 1 1 0.29

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