Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by philo beddoe, Mar 17, 2007.
If I'm going to get just one, which is the one to get? Opinions?
Honest answer, idk. I am not too much of a draftnick - I always just grab one at an airport at some point in March when I will be flying.
Actually I have Lindy's but have read TSN's and PFW's as well, go with TSN, their pages are much more informative and Lindy's although decent looks akward with some of the postion ratings and slotting some people......they have a few who I think are horrible rated in the 2nd round like Tony Hunt and they have Steve Smith in the 4th as well.
Sporting News' newsstand version is a nice read for the money ($8). If I had to pick one, that's probably it.
I use to really like Pro Football Weekly's guide until Joel Buschbaum died.
It hasn't been the same since.
I have Lindy's and Sporting News and their opinions on some prospects differ greatly - it will be interesting to see who turns out to be right.
A nice read?
Sorry, any publication that ranks Kevin Kolb over Brady Quinn is not worth to rip the pages out to use as a bum wipe.
I think you are thinking of PFW......
That's what's nice about holding onto them for a few years. To see who's right and who's wrong.
Ryan Leaf was once highly-ranked too.
As was Joey Harrington.
Neither worked out too well.
There's plenty of speculation and a good bit of luck involved in the draft.
No, the Sporting News has Brady Quinn rated as a third round talent behind Kevin Kolb. Pro Football Weekly has him rated number one.
I really have no problem thinking he's going to be a flop. That's valid speculation and takes fortitude to publish. That might be the point as it could sell the magazine better.
I just cannot see how Kolb can be anything close to being superior. A lot of people don't follow college football closely and rely on these magazines. I just don't care for misleading opinion. But I know it is not about that, it is about selling the magazine.
They certainly have an agenda regarding Quinn.
They made him their cover boy and then called him the "biggest risk".
Do any of these guides have our updated F/A signings?
In past years I've bought multiple guides early and have had arguments w/ friends on draft day, because the draft guide has us picking up a certain position in the draft, but since we already addressed this position in free agency...
I try to explain, but they think the draft guide writers know all.
This year I wanted to wait for a newer more accurate release.
i like thehuddlereport and it's $10.00 and there mocks are very accurate as the draft gets closer.nfldraftcoundown is a good one as the draft gets closer but they don't have the later rnd guys ranked well
They will probably never release one late enough.
That would cost valuable sales.
It's really up to the reader to be even more informed.
Most people don't get into the draft very much, if at all, and that is who these publications are geared towards.
The best draft preview is not a publication. It's called the NFL Network. It started with complete coverage of the NFL scouting combine. Their "Path To The Draft" show is nothing short of awesome. They also have coverage of college pro days. The one on LSU was very good. As an draftnic from waaaaaaaay back, the information I get from the NFL Network is far better and more current than any draft publication. In fact, when I was at the book store the other day I scanned a few and looked at the price and thought NO WAY!!!
I thumbed through a couple at Books a Million the other day. Some of them have irresponsible writing. One (I wish I could remember which one) in the team analysis section listed our Fb as Oliver Ross instead of Hoyte. Needless to say, i did not buy it.
These publications have suffered from deadline creep for awhile now. A few used to jump the gun, but now most seem to do it. I checked out several this year, and they had not even waited to get Combine stats. I think maybe the PFW digest may wait long enough to actually have the first week of free agency included as well.
Their drive to be first and sell early has made me buy fewer of them.
Thanks guys. I always get the PFW preview newspaper issue, as well as the review issue every year. They are helpful in learning about the UDFA's we sign especially.
The Sporting News also has a terrible Cowboys "analysis" and depth chart in it.
Did you realize Tony Curtis is our backup TE and not Anthony Fasano?
Neither did I.
That's pretty bad.....
The same goes for the yearly annuals.
Most are finished literally weeks after the draft and have next to nothing in terms of timely information. In fact, many don't have much on the rookies at all except a listing of them.
The only two I buy are Lindy's, because it is one of the first ones and it does have detailed writed ups of each draftee and a quick synopsis of every player on the roster and the Sporting News, but only because it is the last as it hits stands typically around July 4.
And a word of advice, please please please save your money on 90 percent of them, particularly those like Athlon. Besides the pictures, it is completely devoid of useful information.