Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Waste of money, most of them are dated by 2 months or more when they show up on the newstands. PFT is the worst, their rankings always end up so far off of what actually happens its unbelievable. You're better off sticking with the online, frequently updated draft boards and player profiles.
Totally disagree. Draft guides are based on actual game tape and college stats. The reason they change is the underwear olympics (the combine). Coaches, Mike Mayock, GM's fall in love with players who are a certain height, speed, weight, etc. Most of the time the players with the high ceiling but did not produce in college are low first round draft picks. Whereas second round draft picks are producers who have the college stats but maybe their ceiling is not as high.