Originally Posted by rmartin65
Can the amount of compensatory picks in each round account for the difference?
Look guys, I am not saying that just because Player X was taken higher than Player Y, Player X is better than Player Y. I am just saying that, generally speaking, the more talented players are drafted higher than the less talented players. Its the reason for the draft- to give the worst teams the first crack at the best talent.
And even then they don't get it right. Tim Couch, Akili Smith, Charles Rodgers, J.P Losman was taken in the 1st in the same draft Schaub was taken in the 3rd, Troy Williamson (who?) 7th overall, JaMarcus Russell, Amobi Okoye, Mark Buttfumble (5th overall), and on and on and on.
Knowshon Moreno, Donald Brown and Beanie Wells were the RBs taken in the 1st round of the draft Arian Foster was not drafted. Glen Coffee, Gartrell Johnson, Frank Summers, Aaron Brown, James Davis and Fui Vakapuna were RBs taken in that draft instead of Foster.
There's no science to this. Yeah, you're chances of hitting on a player may be better with a 1st rounder, but a 1st rounder can bomb just as easily as a UDFA makes it no matter what the scouts say, what info you have or anything. You don't know 'til you get on the field and play with the big boys, the pros, the best.