Re: 2010 Mock Rounds 1-6
posted at 4/8/2010 4:30 PM EDT
In Response to Re: 2010 Mock Rounds 1-6
In Response to Re: 2010 Mock Rounds 1-6 : I analyze business operations for a living so I don't go based on one site or a few write and like to look at the draft as a whole and see what is needed by teams. I won't quote opinions here on what I've read some where else, might post for others to read but this is base on my assessment of the draft. Don't know why you quote this DraftAce so much but I guess you trust their opinion. If you look at some of the other experts like Mayock and some others they are higher than that as 1st round grade. The draft is deep but talent wise there no real standouts other than a few players, Haden Berry Suh McCoy and a few others but after those guys there are a ton of players with similar skill set. Teams will draft base on prefference and offcourse how that player projects in their system. Just because a player is ranked higher doesn't mean a team at 30 doesn't pick a player ranked lower but to them fits better in their system. Now you can say you read it here first lol
Posted by Pats7393
I was only saying that I have now gotten that feeling from reading "anything" on the web.
I also personally think the same. I do not feel there are 32 players worth 1st round picks in most years drafts. I also think its statistically not probable to have top 5 QB's every single year.
I also believe that is why the Patriots have many times traded down from the lower first because they did not think the players available were worth a 1st round pick, to them.
Again these are all just my own opinions but i don't believe there are 2 full rounds of 1st round caliber talent.
I was pretty sure I said Draft Ace was not perfect and I only use them for Grades and nothing else. I ONLY Use them as a guideline because they are the only site I have found that has the guts to give a numerical grade on players. Someone mentioned Kiper as well but I do not have a subscript to him. Having the numerical grade is at least a way, based on a lone website opinion , to compare players when you don't have time to check everyones film. It is also the ONLY way to do what I tried to do for all of you in showing how the player grades compare historically.
You simply can't do it with other sites. Well I take that back, someone else posted something on here showing the NFL draft tracker giving numerical grades so later tonight i will try to add those grades to that post as a 2nd opinion. I think they only maintain the current year though so I won't be able to find past grades. They use 1-10 vs 1-100 but I assume it's the same thing... 9's are 1st rounds, 8's are 2nds etc.
If you don't do that then you would never be able to compare against your own players. Let's look at the OT for a moment. I have to make an assumption that the grades are mostly accurate but let's say they are. If they are then why draft Veldherr or Kyle Calloway or Tony Washington and make an automatic assumption that they would supplant Kaczur as the starting right Tackle when his grade was obviously in the 70's as a 3rd rounder. It's possible but if the grades are accurate and the same I don't think it's a slam dunk. The real problem with this example however is I do not know Draft Aces grade for Kaczur and am guessing the Pat's grade based on where he was drafted. It's a bad example but you get my point. How accurate Draft Ace's grades are less relevant as long as he is consistent in his evaluation year after year and we ONLY compare his grades against his grades which is what I tried to do.
Again none of it is fact by any means but if you don't have a basis to start from it's like pi$$ing in the wind. It's meant only as a point of discussion but at least a statistical, logic based starting point. None of us have any idea what the Patriots Value board looks like so I have to use someones ranking that allows me to not only compare this years players to each other but to our current rostered players.
That's why I simply question sometimes when people suggest drafting certain guys at a position we already have players who most likely had a higher grade coming out. Does it mean they are wrong no absolutely not. Simply that there is cause for questioning the decision and asking why would you do that.