Originally Posted by Kneel B4 Zod
so it's silly to go and look at the draft success of BB in recent years and say he is infallible, beyond the point where anyone can question him. even he would admit he's been wrong a ton. could someone do a better job of college talent evaluation than him? sure, I don't see why not.
teams know that BB likes to stockpile draft picks, but IMO they're stupid for not having the same strategy. when you have 2X the amount of picks as some teams, its much easier to take a flier on a guy and if he doesn't work out, you cut him. likewise, if you hit on a 4th rounder or later (or 6th for TB) you look like a god.
1st round picks IMO should be expected to be starters and make the roster the first 5 years of their career at least (barring injury), and taking age into account they should be some of the most valuable players on the roster before playing a pro snap. continually trading down out of the first round can help lower expectations for players, but its mainly done because GM's don't have the same value on 2nd and 3rd rounders as BB does, and they continually overvalue late 1st round picks.
i'm in class so i'm not sure all this makes sense but i hope you get what i'm trying to say... BB values the later picks more than traditional GM's, and GM's overvalue the late first round picks. BB has proven he can find value late in the draft by stockpiling picks and taking chances on guys who weren't big names in college.
basically i'm fine with his draft strategies... he hits some, and he misses some