2JBallar01, on 04 February 2013 - 02:44 PM, said:
We had a good amount of picks for last years draft but we still ended up releasing 2 or 3 of our draft picks. So even if we have a full draft class this year, our drafting needs to get better. Doesnt matter if we draft 10 players this year, if we only keep 6 of them for example, that 4 wasted picks. Might as well trade up in the draft and use those picks instead of just wasting them. All in all, our drafting needs to get better in the later rounds.
NO. Trading up and losing picks is partly responsible for our problems. The idea is to acquire as many picks as possible. Drafting is a hit and miss proposition. No one is a sure thing. So the key is to draft a number of players so a certain number would stick.
In your made up example, you suggest 10 picks with 6 sticking to be bad. I would consider that great. 6 people make the team makes us stronger.
It's the Dwayne Robertson 4th pick, Sanchez 5th pick, Vernon Gholston 6th pick that cost us choices that kill us.