Originally posted by LieutKaffee:
When you're going to penalize a prospect for lack of production in making your rankings, it simply comes down to how likely you think they are to fulfill that potential. It seems MadDog has seen something on tape or has reasons to think that both Ansah and Patterson will be busts. If he was convinced that they would reach their potential, I assume he would rank them much higher despite their lack of production.
Prospects are penalized for the lack of production all of the time in draft evaluations.
But, teams will also draft based upon the belief that the potential will be realized.
I am not saying that they will be busts. They could end up being very good players.
You will have to ask MD if he thinks they will be busts. I did not read that into his rankings.