Originally posted by submoa:
This is interesting, Bills GM Buddy Nix has this to say about pre-draft comments from teams:
“There’s an unwritten rule that it’s not a sin to tell a lie during pre-draft stuff,” Nix said. “Everybody does it, it’s accepted, so everything you read or hear or see, you need to keep in mind that about 10 percent of it is the truth.”
Nothing surprising we all knew this anyway it was just interesting that a GM would actually say this... Then today Clayton has an article on the draft and has a quote on QBs fro Harbaugh:
"The ability to make people miss as a quarterback is critical," Harbaugh said. "We've got quarterbacks in this draft like Cam Newton and Blaine Gabbert and Jake Locker that not only will make people miss and avoid, but they can run and keep defenses out of certain coverages, which is quite the trait to have. And they can pick up first downs with their legs and keep the chains moving."
So I would just basically scratch these three guys off the list.
You do realize that every GM/coach is different. Some will lie about what they will do, and some will do exactly what they plan to do - which is why, it's almost impossible to tell who is telling the truth and who is lying. There is no exact science here.
Plenty of ppl here knew that we're going to draft Vernon, Willis, and Davis (last year). We didn't know we're going to draft Balmer, and thought we'll be drafting one of the top WRs that year.