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We're sure you've already gorged yourself on post-draft analysis, but is there a way to really tell which NFL teams are smarter at picking college players on a regular basis?

FiveThirtyEight considered this question a few years ago, and it concluded that no team can beat the draft. The Washington Post, using analytical tools from, revisited the concept last month and specifically studied the previous 20 drafts. The results of the Post's study do show correlation between draft-day prowess and on-the-field success. The top five teams in draft value during this timeframe were the Steelers, Colts, Packers, Ravens and Patriots. Each team reached the Super Bowl multiple times, and Indianapolis is the only one that didn't win a second title.

The Post also identifies the best and worst pick for each franchise. For example, with the Chargers, it was LaDainian Tomlinson and Ryan Leaf. Here are the 12 franchises that fared best in this rating system, along with one notable pick from a later round who provided great value:

12. New Orleans Saints

Wesley Hitt/Getty Images Marques Colston

2006: Marques Colston, seventh round.

11. Cincinnati Bengals

George Gojkovich/Getty Images T.J. Houshmandzadeh

2001: T.J. Houshmandzadeh, seventh round.

10. San Diego Chargers

Jeffrey Beall/wikimedia Mike Scifres

2003: Mike Scifres, fifth round.

9. New York Jets

Elsa/Getty Images Jason Ferguson

1997: Jason Ferguson, seventh round.

8. Philadelphia Eagles

Andy Lyons/Getty Images Kurt Coleman

2010: Kurt Coleman, seventh round.

7. Jacksonville Jaguars

Getty Images Rashad Jennings

2009: Rashad Jennings, seventh round.

6. Carolina Panthers

David T. Foster III/Charlotte Observer/MCT via Getty Images Captain Munnerlyn

2009: Captain Munnerlyn, seventh round.

5. New England Patriots

Tom Pennington/Getty Images Tom Brady

2000: Tom Brady, sixth round.

4. Baltimore Ravens

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images Adalius Thomas

2000: Adalius Thomas, sixth round.

3. Green Bay Packers

Tom Lynn /Getty Images Donald Driver

1999: Donald Driver, seventh round.

2. Indianapolis Colts

Michael Hickey-USA TODAY Sports Pierre Garcon

2008: Pierre Garcon, sixth round.

1. Pittsburgh Steelers

Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Antonio Brown

2010: Antonio Brown, sixth round.

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