Best Player Available For My Team
I continue to see people post with the mindset that we won't take positional need into account because Dorsey said he only drafts the "Best Player Available."
Well, stop being stupid. You made me start this thread. Best Player Available and Positional Value do not have to be mutually exclusive.
To think that a GM in the NFL would blindly pass on talent at a position of need because he only drafts the most talented person in general is simplistic and you should be embarrassed for thinking that way. He wouldn't keep his job for long. (hi Scott!)
Please see below for a basic example of how a person can account for both positional need AND talent to create a list of the Best Players Available for his team:
You can develop a scoring system that takes into account:
- Roster Need (Go 80 deep by position and depth)
- Positional value (ranking against others of the same position and type)
- Measurables (combine stats, height/weight, hand size)
- Talent (body of work, performance, stats, accomplishments)
- Risk (injury, off the field)
- Intelligence (football IQ, general IQ)
- Intangibles (leadership, personality, work ethic)
Grade each prospect in each area. Update your grades regularly. Compare with those you trust.
When everything is taken into account, assign a score and slot players into your big board.
When I first suggested this, Nightfyre shared his thoughts as well:
Originally Posted by Nightfyre
Better yet, you can weight each of those categories as necessary for each position, etc. to further refine the model. For example, you may not care about a CB or RB's football IQ. Because clearly it doesn't matter.
Get it? Do ya? Good. Stop being an asshole and use your brain.
People are debating on here like its ****ing Warpaint Illustrated or something.