Visualizing NFL Draft History with Power BI

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With the 2019 NFL Draft upon us, of course I wanted to visualize some NFL draft data in Power BI. So I put together this interesting set of visualizations based on some data I scraped from Pro Football Reference. The dataset includes drafts from 1936 to 2019 including picks through round 6 where applicable. I’ll update the dataset as the remaining rounds of the 2019 draft are completed. So feel free to take a look, interact with the dashboards, and let me know if you have any questions.

If you’re a football and Power BI fan, check out my NFL Stats Report in Power BI here.

There are three pages in the NFL Draft Picks Power BI report.

Draft History Scatter Plots

The Draft History Scatter Plots visualizes draft picks and highlights players that became First-Team All Pros or Hall of Famers. The last scatter plot also shows players by years as a starter.

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Draft History Bar Charts

This presents very similar information to the prior report page with a different view through the bar charts. Check out the drill through action to the Draft Details report.

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Draft Details

This includes a summary of prior drafts back to 1936 with rounds 6 through 7. This page of the report can also be access via drill through action from the other reports. Try it out.

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Check out the live interactive report. You can view the full screen version here.

If you found this interesting, leave a comment below and let me know! Feel free to post any questions you may have either! Thanks for reading!

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