What is your draft philosophy?

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Dough Boy, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    But other than Jones Dallas had no other RB, we were releasing George so there was nothing behind Jones to speak of. Drafting the BPA does not do you much good if the guy never gets out of the field because he is stuck behind a Pro Bowl player which goes back to the theory of BPA that fits a need on your team.
  2. hipfake08

    hipfake08 Well-Known Member

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    I would stand by this comment for this year.
    Fill a hole with a player that can come in and start.
    If someone falls and you can trade down - do it.
  3. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Take the best player on your board.
  4. Famous Star

    Famous Star New Member

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    I think both will play this year, but having a vet there to groom and allow them to learn on the job is not a bad idea.
  5. Famous Star

    Famous Star New Member

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    I agree 100%. I take the BPA two years down the road.
  6. Famous Star

    Famous Star New Member

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    Thats why the draft is a crap shoot. Nothing is 100%, but Ireland gets paid to make those calls. I can't do it, b/c I don't do it for a living. No team is ever 100% on picks no matter what the draft philosophy is.
  7. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    I would agree with that.
  8. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Your #1 needs to be able to see the field in year 1. I can live with #2 & #3 not seeing much action.
  9. Typhus

    Typhus aka...golden

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    Its not uncommon to hear the following from fans in general.. "I dont care what posistion we take at 18, as long as its the best player on the board."

    I've said the exact same thing a few times.

    I just dont see that the "BPA" theory really holds water, and by that I mean that every team has special needs and time frames inorder to get the best and most complete team together inorder to compete in their short window of opportunity.

    For instance, we all know that BP isnt going to be around forever, maybe 2 more years tops. So he is going to live or die with Bledsoe and if Cutler were to somehow be there at 18, would they take him?

    Whos draft would this be if that happened? Jerrys' or Bills'?

    I pray that the draft belongs to Bill, and not Jerry, it is clear that Jerry has his two cents during free agency, but lets all pray together now collectively, that the draft belongs to the Tuna.

    Assuming that it does, there is no way that Bill takes Cutler, what would likey ensue would be a virtul onslaught of working the phones in the war room, fielding offers from other teams trying to move up to take the Vanderbilt prize.

    No, If this is truly Bills day, he will be drafting for need, and hopefully not reaching in doing so, but that can still happen, and usually does.

    So alot of us in here, including myself, might need to check ourselves when our number finally comes up with the first pick, because a player that all the experts wont be overly excited about, just might be the name on the card when Tags reads it off.
  10. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I understand that but it is hard enough to figure out who is going to cut it tomorrow let alone 2 years down the road. There is no way to predict that. I also agree no team hits on every pick, I figure if you can get 3 or 5 solid players out of a draft you did well and out of that 3 to 5 players if 1 or 2 turn into Pro Bowl caliber players then you did great.
  11. baj1dallas

    baj1dallas New Member

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    Take a guy that will be able to contribute to your team. Now or later.

    And also, I believe it is a law of nature that whoever Detroit drafts, is going to suck, so there's no use getting excited about it.
  12. Tricky-22

    Tricky-22 Git R Done

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    In a nutshell, my draft philosophy is to draft pro-bowlers in every round of the draft.

    Yep, that's about it.
  13. morasp

    morasp Well-Known Member

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    High Character Leader Type.

    Must have the physical requirements size, height, speed.

    Productivity in college, no players with lots of "potential" but no production.

    Pick for needs but don't reach. If you need OL help but all the OL available is 2nd round or later talent, don't pick them in the first round.
  14. kartr

    kartr New Member

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    Mine is to trade down and get extra picks, use them wisely to build depth; and after you've built a solid but unspectacular group that plays consistently well, then go for the big ticket players to put you over the hump.
    In general, build your D-line first so that know one can run all over you, then add pass rushers
    Secondly, build your O-line and a RB to consistently move the chains and then worry about the receivers and the qb last.

    But the main point is to stay away from safetys and tight ends in the first three rounds, unless you have everything else you need.
  15. JackMagist

    JackMagist The Great Communicator

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    The truth be told you never know how any of these players will do THIS year much less 2 or 3 years down the road. What you have to do is judge things like athleticism, instincts and coachability when trying to figure how they will do 2 or 3 years down the road. You look for those signs of upside just like you look for the signs of how they played the position in college. It just requires a better scouting department and more research to dig a little deeper to find out these things.
  16. Billy Bullocks

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    YOu usually can just go with BPA and be fine. If you are a really bad team, chances are alot of players are at a positon of need, so that works out.
  17. Cochese

    Cochese Benched

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    OLB, OLB, OLB.

    There are tons of them, I think we can get a rediculous playmaker to go along side of Ware whether it be Lawson or Carpenter.

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