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Is the BPA philosophy really valid given the rookie contracts (CBA)?


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#16 L-TownCat

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 07:28 PM

Drafting BPA is more easily accomplished now since the new cba was enacted. when teams take a guy in the first they aren't leveraging the future of the team. teams can afford to load up on talent regardless of need. Since we have a seemingly competent GM that has, as previously mentioned, reported that we will fill needs through free agency, the draft is like a shopping trip to the mall with daddy's credit card!

#17 nagai

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 08:06 PM

Drafting BPA is more easily accomplished now since the new cba was enacted. when teams take a guy in the first they aren't leveraging the future of the team. teams can afford to load up on talent regardless of need. Since we have a seemingly competent GM that has, as previously mentioned, reported that we will fill needs through free agency, the draft is like a shopping trip to the mall with daddy's credit card!


Took the words right out of my mouth. Basically, it's a 2 way street. You also have to keep in mind that FA contracts are no longer getting inflated by the ridiculous rookie contracts.

#18 chbright

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:28 PM

Drafting BPA is more easily accomplished now since the new cba was enacted. when teams take a guy in the first they aren't leveraging the future of the team. teams can afford to load up on talent regardless of need. Since we have a seemingly competent GM that has, as previously mentioned, reported that we will fill needs through free agency, the draft is like a shopping trip to the mall with daddy's credit card!


exactly. Its one reason no one should rely on "traditional" draft trends so heavily in the new CBA.
If its the clear talent choice, and can plug in day one, its not a big $$$$ to go get that guy right now. Its true T > G, but if the talent of the guard is superior, it wins, cause the cost for the talent should now be the priority.

Conversely, the traditional big FA money positions should see a boost in the draft: you can now go ahead and use the draft pick to take talent over need: if the talent doesn't see the field the $$$$ associated with the player is no longer there. If the talent is better than what you need, its a risk, but not a $$$ cap risk like it was before. Say that you have money holed up in a LT fo a great deal of time, fine you could draft a LT in the 1st. Then leverage the vet and the talent of the rookie to another team for picks or cap relief if the rookie proves worth his draft position. Odds are you shouldn't have money holed up for both tackle positions. The old system would have you tying up your cap in redundant players or at worst more than is cap friendly at 1 of the spots (you couldn't afford top talent at all positions). In a way it is closer to the NBA now in how moves could and likely will go down. Picks are so cheap, that the potential to move them for cap relief is a real possibility.


I would assume the pick value chart may get a large change too. Personally that #1 pick is now a little easier to get out of, but the asking price may go UP. Teams should be willing to fork over picks because while failing to hit would be giving away potential players, the monetary and long term cap effects would be worth the risk vs reward of a cheap long term success in moving up.

#19 Dash Global

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:07 PM

BPA theory is just stupid. Way to subjective.

Best one can hope for is to group prospects into categories.

Then you factor in need and scheme.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:22 PM

Let's talk Jarvis Jones BPA


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