04-27-2011, 09:09 PM
Second Team and Threatening Starter's Job
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: On the ledge
Re: Is this the most unpredictable draft you've anticipated (due to QBs)?
This has been the strangest draft season I ever remember (and I go back to being ready to throw out my transistor radio when Upton Bell selected Tommy Reynolds). It is not just that the regular off season has been reversed. i.e. no one has been able to add FA"s, make trades, etc... That is what I believe is driving the potential draft stock of the QB's. But think about these a moment:
- Rick Gosselin does not have a single ILB in his top 100 list.
- There is not a single safety, in my mind, with a better than 4th round grade.
- The best Center finished the year weighing about 280.
- The highest rated OT in the draft has never played LT in college, and he put on 20 off-season pounds to go through the workouts. Yet, it is predicted at least 5 OT's will go in the 1st round.
- The top ranked guard supposedly will go in the top 15 picks, but if I ranked him the 4-5th best guard in the draft (which I frequently do), there is little, or no argument. I could make up to a list of 5 guards using about a dozen potential draftees, and people would say, "yeah, that seems right".
- The power in this draft is that there will be at least a dozen RB's, WR's, and CB's drafted in round 3-4. I've never seen a draft in my life where it depends on the median grade.
I was in the antique business for over 20 years. This was called a "pickers market", because there was stuff out there to be had, but you needed to keep a firm grip of prices and an awareness of what you could profit on...
""Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel"
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