Originally posted by capone0:Yes I put a curve into place and posted it. That's why I argue that having a numerical grade and a letter grade are important. Looking at 20 drafts and seeing 7 A's doesn't show the separation between them. By having a numerical grade you can show which was best out of the A's.
wow, you are pretty insane jreff. while i get your very hard grading system it poorly accounts for WAY too many things. also, does your college not ever curve things? i went to an ivy league university and on more than a few occasions an A was a 70% b/c the tests were insanely difficult--the average on the test was in the 30s and most of the people in the class were pretty damn smart.
in your joke of a rating system you some how value late round picks on the same footing as early round picks.
things should be scaled to not relatively value of your success much like classes have different credits. hitting big in the 1st vs hitting big in the 7th typically means a much higher upside player.
and some of your comments that 9er fans would say that all of our drafts are good b/c we got contributors is ridiculous. first of all, most would agree that our 2012 draft is still pretty poor, our 2008 draft was pretty much an F. but we've had some of the best drafts in the league. fine if you for some reason or another want to grade some of our picks an F, so be it, but even so if you hit huge in the NFL or anything that isn't school--they far outweigh a couple of minor misses in the mid to late rounds. while i think judging drafts more harshly makes sense, your system basically makes it so a ridiculous draft is a B- or B, and a once in a million year draft is an A. does that really make that much sense? i guess if that floats your boat it does. while i agree that most nfl graders are too easy at grading drafts and regularly giving out As when drafts are clearly not As. But our 2010 draft was a A in almost any book you can find. it's one of the best drafts in the league in the last 10 years and ignoring that to fit into your silly system is just being silly.
I have said that late round picks get an easier grade for failing, C- while a 2nd round pick like Mays got an F, higher value pick.
Go back and look at our drafts from say 8 years to now. We have done very well if we are going to say well 2 players make or break it. While I agree that getting an A is hard in the system, it can be done.
Going back to the curve...
To really do this one would have to grade the entire draft for every team 3 years down the line. I'm not going to do that because I dont care about other teams. But if that was done the proper curve could be put into place (which again I did on page 8 I think) and we could see an A. But as you know, you need all the grades to properly implement a curve and we dont have those.