Originally Posted by Stemp
His can you be set on one specific 2nd rounder when you have no idea if that guy will get picked before your turn??
Everyone has pretty firm expectations about where certain guys are going to be drafted based on the needs of the teams drafting and the players available. All of these smokescreens and mirrors during the lead-up to the draft is teams' way of trying to throw the other teams off so they can get the guys they want when they want them.
So, heading into the draft, the Texans are going in with the guy they want at #1, then the list of guys they want at #2, then the list of guys they want at #3, etc. If they get the impression that the guy they want at a particular point isn't going to be there, then they'll trade up to make sure they get him.
So you target the guys you want in each round.
If you want a Garoppolo, you can be pretty sure he's going to be available in the 2nd round. There aren't that many teams drafting QBs and the ones that are are probably not going after Garoppolo in the first.
OTOH, we shouldn't be so sure this is Garoppolo. It could be Savage or Murray or McCarron (TK will be impossible to be around if that's the case) or Mettenberger or Boyd or... lots of different guys. And you can get those guys in the 3rd or 4th rounds if not later.