Well when you're working for the Patriots can you get me a job?
To your first point. I don't really worry about ranking guys 1-10. I have 2 kinds of rankings. Tier (with slight preferences within the tier) and positional value rankings.
For instance, a lot of people including you agreed that Nelson was one of, if not the, best player in the draft. I didn't really look at him closely. I gave him a quick look like all draftniks. My conclusion was this. If people want to call him the best player I won't argue.
Here is my point on that. While he may be the best player he isn't close to the most valuable.
I would have taken no less than 20 prospects over him. Even if you could guarantee me he would be just as good as Zack Martin I would take him no higher than 15th.
Guards just don't impact the game the way other positions can. It's just that simple. Guards don't win you games. They lose you games. I want players that can win me games if i am picking that high. Isaiah Oliver was taken at what? 55? He will go on to much a much more impactful career than Nelson even if he becomes the best guard in the NFL for a time.
I know a lot of people with disagree on with me on that. But it is just how i see the game. This is a passing league and the guard is more about the running game
However, back to more about what you said. I agree that having guys in the right general tier is the important part. It is hard enough to pick who will be good, bad or average in the NFL. To expect someone to be able to correctly order that is asking too much. There is no way to possible know such detail. I like the grades cause they show who you prefer within a tier but beyond that I don't think anyone should hold it against any other draftnik that player A hit more than player B when both were correctly predicted to hit.
As for your 2nd point. Some people either don't have an eye for it or over thinking. I think people get WAY too hung up on scheme fit. In the end it is just 11 guys playing football. Don't over think it.
Agreed on all points I guess.
Tbh I agree wholeheartedly w what you said about rankings. They matter to a degree but I'm more concerned getting everyone in the right neighborhood, moreso home.
I never tried to add positional value but I've always been curious about how they would turn out. I wanted to grade just the player to try & gage just their strengths/concerns but again I've been curious.
Tbh I think you could add (x points) from highest-lowest.
QB, Rush, CB, IDL etc
For instance I'd always have a hard time taking WR/RB/TE early unless their truly special players. Even then Idk. Always wanted to see how that would work out.