We subscribe to the BPA draft method.
To me, that means pretending you don't have a team and you are starting from scratch. You take the best player. The best play-maker. The guy that can impact a team the most. Like Scot said, "You can never have enough good football players on your team. If you take the best player, you’re not living in year one, it’s living in the future as well. He’ll help you in year one, but he’ll also help you year two and on."
However, maybe i'm misunderstanding it and have misunderstood it for years. Does BPA mean Best Player Available for your specific team? For instance, if your team has a young ProBowl QB and you have the first pick, and the consensus #1 player is a QB, what do you do? Do you say no our team doesn't need a QB, so he wouldn't be the BPA?
If it's the latter BPA, isn't that just PON (Player of Need)?
Am i making myself clear? Im just trying to figure it out cuz this Maiocco comment made me think twice.
Question: I understand that we need to improve our O line, but it seems to me quite possible that the best players on the board at 13 and 17 might not be offensive linemen. Are you saying we should reach rather than stick to BPOB theory?
My response: I'm saying Charles Brown should be among the players on the 49ers' list of top, say, 15 players in this draft. --Matt M.