Guards and the NFL Draft
Posted 28 April 2013 - 02:02 PM
This year we saw two guards go in the top 10.
Has the rookie wage scale changed the way teams view value in the draft? I find the idea that selecting the #5 WR over the #1 G to be a bit absurd, especially if the guard is considered one of the best ten football players in the draft. Could this affect bleed over to other positions such as kicker and punter or has it already started (ie: 2012 Jacksonville's 3rd Round punter)?
Posted 28 April 2013 - 02:15 PM
Posted 28 April 2013 - 02:59 PM
Posted 28 April 2013 - 03:51 PM
Top Tier LT get what 12 million?
Top Tier Guard might get 8 million.
So if I value both players at same talent I would personally take the more cost effective pick.
I dont feel that kickers and punters will ever be rated higher than 5ish round. Exceptions with Jano and Nugent. Even though I wouldnt have taken them before 5 anyway.
Posted 28 April 2013 - 08:07 PM
this class of ol players being better than skill position though didn't stop the complete dismissal of taking a guard in the top 10, let alone 2 being drafted.I'm curious if some have softened on the idea of drafting one high (not clamoring for top 5 here :X ) after this draft.
Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:36 PM
Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:56 AM