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Posted April 16, 2009
I have studied the NFL Draft every day for about the past five years.
With this NFL Draft preseason, I have simply had it. I am done.
I have noticed something very interesting. Ever since Mike Mayock moved Aaron Curry from No. 1 to No. 7 on his big board, now officially every prospect has been nitpicked.
Every prospect's draft stock has been up. Every prospect's draft stock has been down.
It's completely stupid.
From now on, no player is good enough. Every quarterback rated highly will be picked apart like there is no tomorrow.
Many analysts said Matt Ryan had bad accuracy, was inconsistent, and threw too many interceptions.
I know, I ate my crow.
Now, people are saying the same things about Matt Stafford.
At some point, we are getting to a place where there is far too much overanalysis and overscouting.
Every draftnik should now anticipate that every player will be nitpicked thanks to the media. Expect for reporters and television analysts to say that every player's stock is up and down at some point.
Do not bring the knee-jerk decisions. You have to take everything in stride and simply realize that this is a long process, and to not believe everything you hear.
Hey, I thought at least Curry was safe, but I guess I could not have been more wrong.
Dear Walt, this is becoming prime "mock draft season." And while you have gone the extra mile by including 4 full rounds, I really wish you'd explain why the players are deserving of their draft slots, instead of solely focusing on team needs. It seems like your M.O. to explain for a few sentences why the team would pick a certain position. Then only explain in a sentence or two why the player is worth of said selection. Maybe in Round 4 that'd be acceptable, but for the Top 10-15 picks really should have in depth analysis of the player. That's just my 2 cents. Take care.
I've been on a hiatus with draft work lately and was focused on my Draft Prospect Rankings which you could find in the rants on this site. So, I figured doing one more before the Combine where more prospect movement could occur to see where I stand before and after with those prospects. So, without further adieu here we go!