So I found this part of Scott M.'s drafting philosophy quite interesting especially given the success of "average" or "small" players had this year:
"...But again, I'll never lose sight of this and maybe I'm a dinosaur in this, but it's a big man's game. From the standpoint of holding up through a season durability-wise. But also in the playoffs. You have to have some size and some power and strength I think to be a contender year in and year out."
So I understand what Scotty is saying, but is it true? When I look at a DeShuan Foster or even a Chris Johnson, those guys torched the league despite their size. Sometimes I think we can be too obsessed with the size of a player and forget about the talent.
So what do you think? Is this a good philosophy to have? What's the deciding factor is how you've compiled your mocks? What have you seen translate from the college to the pros and why do you think that? I thought it was interesting that his mentors both Wolfe and Thompson had many more successful drafts than Scott has had thus far. What is he doing right? What is he doing wrong?
Your thoughts guys - I've not really ever heard you guys talk about how the Niner's GM approaches the draft.