Normally I don’t comment on other posts or blogs. I feel if someone said it well, why try to repeat it? Let people read it where it was written. But Paul Kuharsky made me think and I feel compelled to discuss it. Paul believes the tenth spot in the draft is actually a good trade spot to be in.
Like everyone else, I assumed it was a lull, between the top athletes and everyone else. It was the silver medal of the draft, you don’t win anything, but you are first among the no ones. The tenth spot and the twentieth spot saw not much difference except you pay a lot more for the same talent. Paul says to think different.
If you want a quarterback and he is available to the Jaguars, maybe you trade up. If you want an offensive tackle and he is available, maybe you trade up. If you want a particular safety or cornerback and he is available, you might trade up.
We need to look at the draft from the view of those below us. To us, Joe Haden is a consolation prize, to maybe Houston, he is a very desirable player. To us, Rolando McClain may not have enough value, to Philadelphia, he is the guy they want real bad and have no chance. To us, C.J. Spiller might be so so, to San Diego, wow, if we could only get Spiller!
I could go on and on, but Paul said it better, so just go there and read it. It made me think and realize I might not be right. Of course, I realize that anyway, but Paul makes a good point.
One more note: the Black and Teal worthless mock draft is nearing completion. Does anyone care? Zoltan does and the last time we released it, 1,500 people stopped by. Lot of interest in mock drafts, not a lot of value, but lots of interest.
- Terry O’Brien