Where Steelers and Eagles Rank by Value of 1st- Round Draft Picks

Where Steelers and Eagles Rank by Value of 1st- Round Draft Picks
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

The 2024 NFL Draft will take place in Detroit over three days, April 25-27.

With an eye toward any info that would help Pennsylvania sports betting, we decided to see which teams have gotten the most out of first-round picks in the past 10 years, particularly the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles.

Utilizing Pro-Football-Reference.com, PennStakes.com utilized the approximate value (AV) statistic to combine the total AV of the career of each NFL team’s first-round from the 2014 to 2023 NFL Draft. The teams were then ranked on the average approximate value per pick. Here is where both Pennsylvania teams, along with the rest of the league, stack up:

NFL Teams AV Total Since 2014

RankTeamTotal Approximate Value# of 1st Round Draft PicksAverage Approximate Value Per Pick
1Los Angeles Rams285471.3
2Dallas Cowboys372941.3
3Chicago Bears253736.1
4Buffalo Bills322935.8
5Tampa Bay Buccaneers312934.7
6Kansas City Chiefs235733.6
7Baltimore Ravens4281332.9
8Indianapolis Colts174629.0
T-9Carolina Panthers2891028.9
T-9Miami Dolphins3181128.9
11Pittsburgh Steelers258928.7
12San Francisco 49ers3141128.5
13New York Giants3401228.3
14Cleveland Browns3371228.1
15New Orleans Saints3361228.0
16Atlanta Falcons3051127.7
17Tennessee Titans2981127.1
18Las Vegas Raiders3151226.3
19Los Angeles Chargers2871126.1
20Denver Broncos203825.4
21Arizona Cardinals226925.1
22Detroit Lions3001225.0
23Washington Commanders2461024.6
24Jacksonville Jaguars2901224.2
25Minnesota Vikings2411024.1
26Houston Texans183822.9
27New York Jets2861322.0
T-28Cincinnati Bengals1911019.1
T-28Green Bay Packers1911019.1
30Philadelphia Eagles1881018.8
31New England Patriots136817.0
32Seattle Seahawks110715.7


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Steelers Fare Well but Not Eagles

The Pittsburgh Steelers just missed out on the top 10, coming in at No 11 with a total approximate value of 258 (28.7 average AV per pick) with a total of nine first-round draft selections from 2014-2023.

Here are the past No. 1 picks for the Steelers since 2014:

  • 2014; Ryan Shazier (LB)
  • 2015: Bud Dupree (LB)
  • 2016: Artie Burns (CB)
  • 2017: T. J. Watt (LB)
  • 2018: Terrell Edmunds (S)
  • 2019: Devin Bush (LB)
  • 2020: No pick
  • 2021: Najee Harris (RB)
  • 2022: Kenny Pickett (QB)
  • 2023: Broderick Jones (OT).

Pittsburgh has one first round pick, No. 20 overall, in this year’s Draft. Earlier this week, PennStakes.com took a closer look at what this Steelers draft might look like.

Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Eagles finished 30th of 32 teams coming in at just shy of 200 with a 188 total approx. value (18.8 average approx. value per pick) with a total of 10 first-round draft selections.

First-round selections for the Eagles since 2014:

  • 2014: Marcus Smith (DE)
  • 2015: Nelson Agholor (WR)
  • 2016: Carson Wentz (QB)
  • 2017: Derek Barnett (DE)
  • 2018: No pick
  • 2019: Andre Dillard (T)
  • 2020: Jalen Reagor (WR)
  • 2021: DeVonta Smith (WR)
  • 2022: Jordan Davis (DT)
  • 2023: Jalen Carter (DT), Nolan Smith (LB)

Philadelphia has one first round selection in this year’s Draft at No. 22 overall. 

Pennsylvania sports betting apps have the Eagles and Steelers in different positions than this list.

The Eagles are tied for seventh with the Dallas Cowboys to win the Super Bowl at BetMGM Pennsylvania. The Eagles are +700 to win the NFC and +130 to win the NFC East, behind Dallas (+110).

The Steelers are tied for 20th with the Tampa Bay Bucs at +6600 to win the Super Bowl. They are +3600 to win the AFC and last of four in the AFC North at +1100.

Topping our first-round pick was the Los Angeles Rams at 285 (71.3 average) with only four-first round picks (the lowest in the league). The Dallas Cowboys finished second at 372 (behind only the Baltimore Ravens' 428) with nine first-round picks for an average of 41.3 per pick, 30 less than the Rams). 



Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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