The NFL Draft kicks off tomorrow night April 28th. And the hometown Carolina Panthers have the 6th overall pick in the draft. There are lots of questions on how the team plans to use that pick. We need a left tackle and there are some great options such at NC State’s Ikem Ekwonu. Many would argue, that we need a quarterback but is there one worthy of the 6th pick? Would drafting a QB be a waste without an O-line to protect him? Most fans feel that even with protection Darnold isn’t the guy. There is also the idea of trading down to get multiple picks. The Panthers have no second or third-round picks after trading for Sam Darnold last year. But no matter what direction the Panthers choose to go, how much of an impact is a good draft when it comes to Super Bowl success?

Pickswise recently looked at the last 10 Super Bowl-winning rosters to see just how many players were drafted by the winning team. So we can get an answer as to if that draft picks translate to a Vince Lombardi Trophy.

Key Findings:

  • 44.64% of the Super Bowl LVI winning LA Rams roster came from the draft
  • Since Super Bowl XLIX, the New England Patriots have had a squad with over 46% of the players coming from the draft
  • Kansas City Chiefs had only 31% of their Super Bowl LIV winning team from the draft.
  • Nine of the 10 Super Bowl MVPs were drafted by their team

Last 10 Superbowl Winning Teams Rosters

  • New England Patriots SB LI

    Percent Acquired Through Draft: 54.72%

    Percent Acquired Through Trade/Free Agency: 45.28%

    Super Bowl LI

    HOUSTON, TX – FEBRUARY 05: Barkevious Mingo #51 of the New England Patriots celebrates after the Patriots defeat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Baltimore Ravens

    Percent Acquired Through Draft: 52.83%

    Percent Acquired Through Trade/Free Agency: 47.17%

    Baltimore Raven

    NEW ORLEANS, LA – FEBRUARY 03: Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates with the Vince Lombardi trophy after the Ravens won 34-31 against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

  • New England Patriots XLIX

    Percent Acquired Through Draft: 47.17%

    Percent Acquired Through Trade/Free Agency: 52.83%


    GLENDALE, AZ – FEBRUARY 01: Rob Gronkowski #87 (L) and Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrate while holding up the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Patriots defeated the Seahawks 28-24.

  • New England Patriots LIII

    Percent Acquired Through Draft: 46.15%

    Percent Acquired Through Trade/Free Agency: 53.85%


    ATLANTA, GEORGIA – FEBRUARY 03: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after his teams 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams during Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 03, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • L.A. Rams

    Percent Acquired Through Draft: 44.64%

    Percent Acquired Through Trade/Free Agency: 55.36%

    LA Rams

    INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 13: Cooper Kupp #10 of the Los Angeles Rams celebrates after Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium on February 13, 2022 in Inglewood, California. The Los Angeles Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20.

  • Philadelphia Eagles

    Percent Acquired Through Draft: 44.44%

    Percent Acquired Through Trade/Free Agency: 55.56%


    MINNEAPOLIS, MN – FEBRUARY 04: Malcolm Jenkins #27 of the Philadelphia Eagles (C) and Nick Foles #9 (R) of the Philadelphia Eagles hold the Lombardi Trophy after defeating the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Percent Acquired Through Draft: 41.82%

    Percent Acquired Through Trade/Free Agency: 58.18%

    Tampa Bay

    TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 07: Andrew Adams #26 and Carlton Davis #24 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrate as confetti falls after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. The Buccaneers defeated the Chiefs 31-9.

  • Seattle Seahawks

    Percent Acquired Through Draft: 41.82%

    Percent Acquired Through Trade/Free Agency: 58.18%

    Seattle Seahawks

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – FEBRUARY 02: Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates with the Vince Lombardi trophy after defeating the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

  • Denver Broncos

    Percent Acquired Through Draft: 41.51%

    Percent Acquired Through Trade/Free Agency: 58.49%Kansas City Chiefs

    Denver Broncos

    SANTA CLARA, CA – FEBRUARY 07: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after defeating the Carolina Panthers during Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. The Broncos defeated the Panthers 24-10.

  • Kansas City Chiefs

    Percent Acquired Through Draft: 32.08%

    Percent Acquired Through Trade/Free Agency: 67.92%


    MIAMI, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 02: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida.