Originally Posted by BrAinPaiNt
If you draft solely for need you wind up with the following...
We needed CBs in that draft and we reached for those three.
If you draft solely for need you draft...
You need to make sure that you never draft just for pure need only. You get lucky when you have your biggest need also happen to fall in line with the best graded player(s) on your board.
When you deviate from the best graded player(s) on your board and go for the best position of player(s) on your board and those two do not come close...you are screwed.
The way you reconcile these things, and the way need can factor into the early rounds of the draft, is through trading. If your clear BPA plays a position where you really have no need, you see whether you can get value in trade that justifies passing on him. If other teams evaluate him the way you do, you should get that value. Otherwise, you trust your board and take the guy anyway.