Originally Posted by pocketaces
In your opinion, why in a weak draft and after all of the great things you read and saw about him and considering he was the #1 rated Center, was he mostly a 2nd or 3rd round pick in most circles?
I answered that already. Talking heads don't have the resources that NFL teams and scouting departments do. The amount of homework draftniks put in cannot match what they do at the NFL level. To expect the draftniks to always be ahead of the curve is totally inaccurate. They aren't at every pro day... they aren't dialing head coaches to find out the intricacies and habits of each player. They are fans like us.... just committed on a different level... but still on the outside looking in.
Guys like Mayock, Kiper and McShay constantly adjust their boards if they even get an inkling from a source coming from inside NFL circles.
...Mayock hears a scout from one team say DJ Hayden will go high in the draft.... All of a sudden Mayock has Hayden the #1 CB prospect.
...McShay thinks the Buffalo coach is too connected to Nassib... Nassib is going #8 to the Bills in his final mock!
So to say, the talking heads are the judging boards for what NFL teams to/think is completely backwards logic!