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    A mediot who wrote a reactionary piece immediately following the draft was wrong? :eek:
     
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    Hmmm......

     
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    Any and all draft analysis, be it pre-draft or post-draft, is little more than fun bathroom reading. The men getting paid millions to make the calls are wrong most of the time, so what makes people think that someone like Mel Kiper is going to do any better? I don't say this to knock those analysts, because they bust their humps to get the best information they can. It's just a matter of common sense. Watch and read the analysis for gems like Kiper going off on the Jets, but don't be looking for anything approaching 100% accuracy from any of them.

    Ryan Leaf
    Tony Mandarich
    Kenneth Sims

    Those 3 really say it all, I think.
     
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    Yes indeed. Analysis always starts with Anal. The verdict of history is always written by historians, and, like a good wine, increases in value and taste with age. As a historian, I often cringe when I read the post-draft commentaries. No one knows. It's like everyone commenting at the wedding reception. Most hope for the best, some ask WTF, and others just weep and drink heavily. No one will know how the marriage turns out until one or the other party dies, or the divorce is finalized.

    Can anyone imagine how history would be viewed if it were done the same as post-draft reports? Can anyone imagine what the report on the 2nd day of the Normandy Invasion might look like? Or a history of the Civil War that was published the day before Lincoln was shot? It's all a crap shoot and best settled when the folks involved retire. Or at least, some years down the pike.

    Having said that, I am also all about the post-draft discussions, but with the caveat that no one will ever really know for quite some time. :D

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