Originally posted by oldninerdude:
Oh, I remember you posting this AFTER the draft. And its correct that after the draft you were higher on Watt than many others.
But BEFORE the draft you had Watt "ranked" #18.
Now, without the lecture about how a big board is just a ranking of where players might be picked, not a listing according to their respective abilities, please explain how you would project Watt to be taken at #18 overall when he was actually, in your opinion, at least the 5th best player available.
Because even though big boards are not listings of players according to talent, a player's talent and ability is unquestionably a big part, a major consideration, in determining where that player should be "ranked" according to potential selection.
In other words, if someone really knew that Watt was gonna be as good as he's shown to date, he would have been "ranked" a top 5 player, if not #1 overall--the talent and ability he's shown since the draft makes him that good. There's got to be a number of other teams that picked before #11 in that draft that would love to have him now.
Sorry, but but your "ranking" of Watt as #18 on your big board BEFORE the draft is much more convincing and telling evidence of how you actually ranked Watt's talent and ability at that time than some POST DRAFT hypothetical, make believe "redo" or "re-draft."
Still don't get it. I had Cam Newton projected to go number one, but he was not a top ten BPA pick in my opinion. My projection of him drafted at one did not match my personal belief that he was the best player in the draft. I believed Watt would be drafted in the 18th slot due to team needs. 3-4 DE's have a tendency to slide on draft day. However, to me, as seen in the numerous posted bumps, he graded much higher and was a top 5 best player available on my board.
See my post on "Your 49ers Top 7" thread, which has Watt in early March 2011 as my 6th best overall.
[ Edited by MadDog49er on Oct 12, 2012 at 1:18 PM ]