Originally posted by LA9erFan:
With all due respect, if you have NO CLUE about college football, you weren't doing much in terms of using your own brain to develop your own conviction about a player. There's a difference between evaluation and prognostication. I mentioned about a month ago that I thought we would end up with Reid. Not because of my evaluation of Reid as a player, but by deductive logic. That sounds like the same thing as what you did.
You said that you haven't watched a college football game in years, but now you have conviction regarding Eric Reid as player? C'mon, NCommand.
I hear ya LA!
By research, I mean, I developed my mock based on a number of variables including private visits, people's big boards, viewing where our picks where, looking at our biggest needs, what positions we were looking at most, matching up current and most pressing needs with an eye for a year or two out, BPA, etc...then when I narrowed it down to a few, I researched the individual players themselves like others here...youtube, looked at measurables, how they'd fit into our system and scheme, etc.
So in the end, even though I'm not scouting players from college, I developed a conviction for a player THROUGH prognostication/research. And even after the pick, more research and info comes up that helps with that conviction.
B/c in the end, like you, I just want what's best for the team.
PS: This process was probably easier for me to make a mock b/c I started with a clean slate and didn't originally have any conviction towards any one player that may have influenced my overall mock.