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One of the coolest things we have added

4/11/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Years ago, I spent a great deal of time culling from various sources every NFL draft choice since the 1930s. Being able to sort that information by numerous criteria carried great value.

ESPN.com has taken it to another level with this draft tool allowing for sorting of every choice since 1967 by the following criteria: year, round, team, college awards, college, pro coach, college coach, high school and high school state.

I sorted it to check for every player Bill Walsh drafted from a Jack Elway-coached program (Stanford in this case). The results: Stanford quarterback John Paye, chosen with the 24th pick in the 10th round (275th overall), a choice acquired from the Patriots through the Raiders.

Cool stuff for any data freak.