Originally posted by WillistheWall:
So let me get this straight, they do a better job predicting where players will go and which players will be taken, and how a lot of those players will turn out, but they are actually NOT comparable to the guys who do it for a living just because those guys get a pay check to do it?
Two separate things being talked about here:
1. Draft prediction: Who goes where and when.
2. Player evaluation: Who SHOULD go where and when.
Like I said, I don't know OTC or MadDog personally, but I assume they have full-time gigs that prevent them from breaking down tape all day. That aside, they do an excellent job, and if they had the time and resources that the pros do, I'd give their opinions the same credence. It's a question of opportunity, not ability.
I don't know about you, but I find there are a lot of things I could do better if I wasn't working 60 hours a week at something else.
I'll never understand all the Kiper and McShay hate from the amateur draftnik crowd. They both do a pretty damn good job. It's not like they are where they are because their dads work for ESPN.
[ Edited by JamesGatz83 on Mar 3, 2012 at 07:25:30 ]