Originally Posted by ArlingtonTexan
I think generally it is called a "reach."
I hate that term.
A "reach" is defined by drafting a guy way earlier than you need to.
Who determines whether someone is a reach? The media who's been creating mocks based on where they think guys should go and who should draft them.
The problem with this is that the Media doesn't know how each team's got their board constructed and where players are on those boards. To be able to call someone a reach, you have to know that they're not going to be drafted until 1+ rounds later. And there's no way to know that.
Just look at the CBS draft board vs. Walter Football's board. Walter Football has some guys ranked in the 3rd round that CBS Draft Board has in the 7th round or an UDFA.
All it takes if for a team to like a guy and decide they can't wait any more to take him. At that point, he's not a reach.