Originally Posted by beerlover
Speaking for myself only, I try to target who I feel are impact players. Which there should be a higher degree of competence in relationship to specific draft grade. Hence a first round pick should net most immediate (usually need) & long term result (based against peers)
Just to expound on post in a little more detail, need is a primary decision maker
however you choose to view it. Key is to identify the best player available for your position of need
, he will naturally fit (like JJ Watt) to become a successful player in system. In my example, Short, best player available @ position of need is off the board by time Texans select, I move onto next best player available @ position of need. Free agency is always on the back burner & can impact need/pick. Following this train of thought, if Quin is not resigned, SS becomes a bigger need, at the same time I would try to actually upgrade position. Suddenly Texas, SS, Kenny Vaccaro becomes my target. He is the complete package & could become more than solid, possibly elite? Two examples, of two different first round grades/prospects who fill specific need for Texans. Its a fluid process & what makes accurate player evaluation so important as team needs evolve.