Originally Posted by xwalker
There is a good chance that Irvin will be the highest rated player on "my" board at #45; however, if I'm the team and think that he will be available at 81, then I'd wait.
I've thought about this senerio before. What if a player is the highest rated on a team's board at a given pick, BUT they are convinced that every other team has him rated at least 1 round lower?
As a rule of thumb, when I face this question, I choose to take another player who I know is rated as worthy of the pick and take a chance the other will fall to the next round. No one player short of a franchise Qb at the top of the first is going to make or break the draft, and there are usually enough other quality players to take that taking an unnecessary risk is...well...unnecessary.