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Old 04-23-2008, 01:23 PM   #46
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Re: Do we overvalue the draft?

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Good thread. I think we "misvalue" the draft. Having several draft picks doesn't mean their value is only for acquiring college players. Draft picks essentially collateral for acquiring talent (college or pro). I mean people want to complain about CJ and his attitude so they don't want to trade a 1st round pick for him because, to them, it's a waste of the "value" of the #21 pick. But how is that a worse "value" than using it to draft Malcolm "The Excuse" Kelly?

I tend to agree with the Beathard philosophy. Unless you're guaranteed some blue-chipper, then use your high draft picks to get proven players who can contribute now or for multiple, lower round picks that will improve your depth at a much cheaper cost.
It's not just a 1st round pick. It could be two 1st round picks, or a 1st and a 2nd. Sorry but that's too much. We've already tried this way and it doesn't work in today's NFL and that's the bottomn line. And Kelly complaining about his pro day isn't a big deal and I would put no stock in that what so ever. The 40 times are so damn silly it's not even funny and you can look no further than Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith. Two guys that didn't run great 40 times but are some of the best players to ever play in the NFL. Kelly is good character guy and he's been a productive college player. I'd draft him in the 2nd round, but not the 1st.
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Old 04-23-2008, 01:24 PM   #47
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The point is the Redskins have shown serious interest in drafting Kelly.
Is this a bad thing??
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Old 04-23-2008, 02:24 PM   #48
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Is this a bad thing??
No.

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Re: Do we overvalue the draft?

Draft is overblown in general. I mean look at the ESPN coverage ,etc. Half the kids don't make an impact on their respective teams, if they make the cut at all. Look at our last few drafts and see how many actually made the team. The ridiculous coverage and the overhyping of the event itself has finally come home to roost in the form of premature Draft fatigue. Used wisely, with a great scouting staff, the draft can be a very useful tool in building great teams, but with several teams(Skins included) this is a lost art.
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