Originally Posted by Double Barrel
Wait to see how these players do in the NFL before evaluating any of them. That's the only way to have a truly educated opinion about specific drafts.
Every college in America scouts the highschool ranks & grade every player from every major highschool. Before the season is over, they will have each player ranked, 1 to whatever it takes & will do their best to go get the ones they think are the best of the bunch.
Every NFL team does the same with the college ranks. They grade college players who never played an NFL snap & rank them top to bottom.
Is there anything wrong with that?
We don't get to see those lists, for obvious reasons. But it happens, year in & year out.
If a team were able to select 7 players that were in their top 10, did they have a good draft?
If a team were able to select 7 players that were in their top 20, would that be a good draft?
What about 7 of their top 50?
Or should they just be happy they got 7 shiny new players & be done with it?
As stated, we don't get to see these rankings, but we get to see the rankings of at least half a dozen reputable sources. An educated fan should be able to factor in a degree of inaccuracy ( since the reputable rankings are generally applied to all teams) and be able to form a working opinion of the result of a particular draft.
If you were McNair, how would you determine if you're getting your money's worth & not a set of new Emperor dregs?