Originally posted by jnew62:
Total fail. "Draft experts", what a joke. And why would you base your so called "skill" (used loosely, BELIEVE ME) on how many players you predicted to be drafted? All you clowns missed on 50 picks. That's damn near 20% of the entire draft. So you go out on a limb and predict that guys with 1st-4th round grades get drafted in a 7 round draft?? WOW, good job. I predict you all need to meet a girl and engage in sexual activity with her. Seriously. And that I would grade an A+++
Thanks for your kind thoughts. As for the subject at hand, it would appear that having 50 misses on players drafted sounds like a really bad year. However, if you take a look at the experts, who get paid for a living, nobody beat OTC (49 misses) and I this year (51 misses). It was the same the year before.
For example, Russ Lande of the Sporting News, had 68 players that were not drafted. Sideline Scouting had 62 missed players. Most of the professional experts had in the late 50's to mid-60's in players off their board. Once again, these are guys with inside information, professional contacts, and plenty of time and resources to make an accurate prediction of who will be selected. If you threw out a name of a player before the draft process, more than likely, OTC, and maybe myself, could give you the height/weight of the player, school attended, position in college, projected position in the NFL, combine time, Senior Bowl week grade, and particular team and system the player may play best under...all within a few seconds, without rummaging through the internet to find the info. Call it a sickness, call it insanity, but for us, it is fun.
The draft is a very humbling process, attempting to predict the round of each player selected, and who will be selected. It is a skill that takes time and energy, and is a sort of hobby for many. We simply take X-Box time and throw it to the street.
Once again, we thank you for your kind note.