Would you draft the best player overall or the best player in the position that you need the most?

3 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    It depends on the player and how how many good players are available at other positions. Early in the draft I might draft the best player, but in the niddle or at the end, the vest at a position of need.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It's going to vary depending on the situation but most of the time the answer is neither. You should have a plan going into the off-season and into the draft. You draft according to your plan. 

  • 1 month ago


    So I'm a big believer that if you're doing your job as a GM well, you should be able to do both pretty much every time you pick.  Too many NFL GMs are reluctant to move up or down the draft to get players that are the best for them.  If you see a player who is a great value that is falling and is at the position you need AND is a great fit for your scheme/team, you should not be afraid to trade up and get them.  Likewise, if your pick comes around and all the best players are at positions you don't need, trade down.

    The reason many teams don't is that GMs seem to think they need to make a killing in order to trade down.  Instead, they should take whatever they can get, and then draft a player who is more on-value and pocket whatever compensation they can get...even if it's not great.

    Now, that doesn't mean you should avoid stacking talent IF the value on the board is strong enough.  The Redskins this year had Chase Young available despite the fact that they already have two good DEs (Kerrigan and Sweat).  They made the right call to pick him.  

    But GENERALLY speaking, extreme values like Young aren't what we're talking about.  And in those spots, teams should be mobile on the draft board.

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