Originally posted by NinerG94:
I may have mistaken your post but are they ranked in order? You think Trent Richardson is the 3rd best player in the draft? He's the best RB in the draft but that doesn't mean he's a top 5 pick. He's not quite the prospect people are making him out to be IMO. He's good but this class of RB is beyond weak. I'd bet that the draft will reflect that and he will slide. Who was the last RB drafted in the top 3?
The list is is NOT
a mock draft. It is a ranking of players based on talent.
The draft has to consider a team's needs, perceived positional value a player's talent, and how that player fits into the team's offensive and defensive schemes.
Quarterbacks tend to be drafted higher than the individual's talent might warrant.
On the other hand, it is hard for an offensive guard, no matter the skill level, to be drafted in the top ten.
Ranking Trent Richardson as third best talent in this year's draft is clearly reasonable.
I would argue that he unquestionably merits a top five ranking.