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Draft Grades - Walter Football, not too bad

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Euphoria Where did you get that tid bit? There are no rules for grading players/teams ect. Because its no more or no less some guy with the internet sitting there thinking he knows more than anyone else, ...

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Old 04-30-2012, 10:14 AM   #21
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Where did you get that tid bit? There are no rules for grading players/teams ect. Because its no more or no less some guy with the internet sitting there thinking he knows more than anyone else, ranking players or even teams in a gay power ranking that means NOTHING.

Jimmy Graham got a C minus? How did that turn out? That just goes to show you they mean nothing. We don't get a trophy for getting an A by Joe Schmuck.

From my very own gray matter, but my intention was never to reveal to you a great mystery about the game of football.

I was merely stating the fact, which sometimes seems to be forgotten or just ignored, that it's very hard to give players a "firm" grade, because a player with a certain skill-set will more than likely have a better chance to succeed in a certain scheme as opposed to another. That is also why the strategy of picking always the BPA in the draft doesn't necessarily work, because although a player might be graded high by the team and/or a "reliable" third party, he might not ultimately fit the scheme the team is working with, which in turn can jeopardize the development of a promising young player and decrease his ultimate trade value (if he is being picked for such purpose, as sometimes happens with BPAs).

Furthermore, I was in fact contributing to the thread as opposed to just sprinkling gay powder on top of it simply because I do not agree with the initial premise the thread is based on.

I myself do put value in some player evaluations and subsequent grades they are given, but it depends on the source who/which is making the assessments. For example, I do value the evaluations of Mike Mayock, because he does know a lot about these young players and he spends massive amounts of time to ensure that he does a good job with his evaluations. Part of the reason is that I don't watch any college football, so I usually don't have any idea about what type of players the draft classes hold, and this is where such "reliable" evaluations are very helpful to such people like I am.
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