Independent Investigator & pliable af
Little early for this but not a great draft so far. I still have high hopes for Harry and Williams.
So, judge the average player 2 years after they leave the league?Not even then..give drafts 5 years.
I used watch to see how Kiper graded the Pats drafts because I found it comical watching how he would seemingly always have to regrade their drafts a year or two later.I think it’s better to wait to really be able to analyze a draft. Of course you can see how things are trending in year one or year two, but the full picture emerges later.
That was my point on my comment. 70% of drafted players don’t make the team or become a bust. Some are strong from the start while sputtering in a few years. Some are slow from the start but become decent players. The Draft is a crap shoot. Out of the 30% that do make it. Those players get circulated throughout the league for the next 10-15 years.So, judge the average player 2 years after they leave the league?
No, judge a draft after a period of time so there will be more clarity. Players' stories don't always get totally written after their rookie season.
So for the 75% of the players not even on the team 5 years after the draft what grade do you give them?I think it’s better to wait to really be able to analyze a draft. Of course you can see how things are trending in year one or year two, but the full picture emerges later.
Wherever players are or what they’re doing, the more time has passed the clearer picture you’ll have of the draft.So for the 75% of the players not even on the team 5 years after the draft what grade do you give them?
Yeah obviously the more time you have to watch the player the better you’re able to judge them. That being said you generally know what a guy far earlier than 5 years. I don’t know any exact numbers but I’d guess somewhere around 75% of your draft class is not on the team for 5 years. Look at our 2014 class. Only James White is left. You really think we have to wait till now to say that Dominique Easley is a bad pick?Wherever players are or what they’re doing, the more time has passed the clearer picture you’ll have of the draft.
Honestly, I’m a little puzzled by the pushback on this, it’s obviously true. Doesn’t mean you can’t hot take away the second the draft ends if you want.
ahh come on. he (mecole hardman) was a Tyreek Hill insurance policy in the draft. when Hill went out Hardman was asked to contribute AND he did. The last 7 games you refer to Hilll came back 1 game in and put Hardman on the bench effectively. lets be fair for the sake of it.To be fair Hardman had only 6 catches over the last 7 games. This is half as many as Harry had.
I wonder where the knife's edge is between drafting for need versus overall skill. For years we've been drafting guys who feel like they fit a specific niche on the roster that complements our most talented players.Did the Patriots get too cute with their wheeling and dealing or are their scouts just THAT BAD?
We have morphed into an ADD nation, with little patience for long term strategies and subsequent evaluation.. while it may not take 5 years the addition and impact of Cajuste and Froholdt may be noticeable sooner rather than later..Not even then..give drafts 5 years.