Re: ***Draft Thoughts***
posted at 4/29/2012 7:16 AM EDT
In Response to Re: ***Draft Thoughts***
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: ***Draft Thoughts*** : Jones likely would have been gone, had the Pats not made a move on him. Houston at #26 (who ended up taking pass-rusher Whitney Mercilus), Detroit at #23, or Cleveland at #22, might have taken him...plus there was always the possibility that Baltimore, the Giants, or Green Bay would have moved up to get him. As for Hightower, Baltimore would have definately nabbed him at #29. I have no problem with what and why the Pats did what they did on day one. But, day two is an entirely different story. The Pats didn't get the value they should have gotten out of their two second round picks. They basically squandered them. Very disappointing.
Posted by TexasPat[/QUOTE]
I've been a draftnik for 25 years. I read all the draft books, watch the combine, the senior bowl, follow the draft rankings from January til April, yadda, yadda, yadda.
After 25 years of this I KNOW 1 thing for sure.
That is... That the general public, the media, and most draftniks (with apologies to the late and great Joel B) know little more than what they see on television or read from some other source. Most of what we know comes from people who have never met, timed, measured, studied, coached, or tested any of these athletes.
The entire draft media industry is just entertainment. The real work and opinions of the the people who evaluate the athletes is never known to us. HECK THEY AREN'T GOING TO SHARE IT WITH OTHER NFL TEAMS WHAT THE HELL MAKES YOU THINK THEY ARE GOING TO SHARE IT WITH THE DRAFT MEDIA. Granted the Draft Media are full of guys who may have worked in the industry but they are no longer in the NFL thus they do not have a small army of scouts working the nation's college campuses gathering information. They may have a few connections but I highly doubt that a scout working for BB is going to throw out any USEFUL info to ANY member of the media.
I'ts great fun to talk about and speculate where and when each player was selected. I get it I love to do it as well.
... But to hear you and a few others blather on about how this guy was picked too high and would have been available later in the draft so therefore this was a bad value...
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Not even BB knows exactly when a player is going to get picked but I guess you do! Not even BB knows for sure if a player is a good fit for his team but I guess you do! Not even BB knows if all the info that his sources have gathered will translate into a good pick... But I guess you do!
Sorry this was so long winded but to summarize I am just stating that this is all good fun but please stop taking yourself so seriously. You really don't know what you think you know. Most of the posters on this site probably have digested the same media as you and we may even have the same opinion about Tavon Wilson but most of us realize that BB might just know a little bit more than we do.