i take everything with a few pinches of salt. i consider none of them really experts. there's a couple whose opinions i might consider more...guys like gil brandt, greg cossell, andrew brandt, and maybe mayock...but even then i don't take any of them as gospel. i don't have any problem disagreeing with them.
Razor just a question. Who do you go to if not these experts (who's opinion you don't care for) for your draft information?
And since you think its a flawed system then would it be a good idea to take Duke Williams in the 1st?
mostly, tho, i just kind of make up my own mind on players. i look at some who get hype and see what i like and what i don't like. i don't really care all that much, tho. i used to look at a lot more and do my own rankings and mocks and that kind of thing, but i honestly don't care that much. i don't get paid for it so i don't put in the work. pretty much i just go along for the ride.
as far as a flawed system...what system? you mean all this striving for some kind of consensus in the mocks and rankings or whatever? answer that if you want. i'm not sure i care what the point of that is, but as to duke williams...for the panthers? nah. i'll pass. i think he's a sucker on the field from what little bit i've seen and he's too short for a safety. i've been saying for a long time that i prefer safeties north of 6' just because of who they have to cover here. and the fact that he's gotten into a poo ton of trouble makes him a bad pick for the first round. the guy can't be trusted to keep out of trouble.
now if a team is looking for a super aggressive safety and don't care that he's short or that he's gotten in trouble a lot, then sure....i don't know what they are looking for. he might be the perfect fit. if he's the guy they want who am i to disagree? just another guy with an opinion that doesn't count for much....like everyone else.