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Draft an inexact science? Not for these five teams

Why are the Patriots and Colts consistently among the league's elite? Because they're two of the best in the business at evaluating talent, writes John Clayton.

Originally Published: February 19, 2008
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

In many ways, rating the draft evaluators heading into the 2008 scouting combine is no different from identifying the teams with the best chance to win. Teams are built through the draft, so those with the best core players acquired through the draft are the teams usually at the top of the standings.

The key is continuity. In a league that averages seven head-coaching changes a year, the top franchises keep their head coaches and aren't going through the annual mess of ...

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