A Modern Approach for NFL Drafting: Principles for Better Mocking

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Published: March 29, 2009


... pressed to make the right selection on draft day.

But as in any optimization task, that goal may move between distinct points of view. The rare part of this is football as sport, not necessarily represents the most important aspect; There are other key factors:

  1. Any franchise is trying to keep in business, so they need a face to sell tickets, jerseys, helmets, mugs and almost any thinkable item. So they need to maintain happy their fan base, and if there's no way to move soon your team into playoff, you must give them some hope and that may come from the coolest pick available, one projected to make tons of points, normally a talented QB, WR or RB. Use as example any of both Mannings.
  2. Drafting is a task that needs a lot of brain and any involved guy must show there's some additional benefit within the selection process. So in order to prove the worth of the scouting crew, several front offices take surprise picks o...

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