More time for GMs could bring more draft regrets

More time for GMs could bring more draft regrets

something like that.’ data-reactid=”17″>Now, it will be a big televised teleconference or something like that.

Chicago Bears in 2017 have simply drafted a quarterback off of what they saw in college football, rather than contort themselves into believing a one-year starter at North Carolina, Mitchell Trubisky, was better than a national champion and All-American at Clemson, Deshaun Watson?’ data-reactid=”43″>Put it this way: If the NFL draft was a week after the Super Bowl, would the Chicago Bears in 2017 have simply drafted a quarterback off of what they saw in college football, rather than contort themselves into believing a one-year starter at North Carolina, Mitchell Trubisky, was better than a national champion and All-American at Clemson, Deshaun Watson?

Is that cherry-picking bad picks? Of course. No doubt extensive work has yielded gems. More work might not be the answer, though.

The NFL draft may be the most analyzed, reanalyzed and overanalyzed event in America. It’s quite possible NASA launches go off with less analysis. Physical. Mental. Emotional. Educational. Whatever evaluators can come up with.

NFL scouting combine, which always seemed like a lark, is now a prime-time, nationally televised affair that has everyone discussing things like fluid hips and short-area quickness.’ data-reactid=”48″>As such, the NFL scouting combine, which always seemed like a lark, is now a prime-time, nationally televised affair that has everyone discussing things like fluid hips and short-area quickness.

Lamar Jackson tested so poorly on the Wonderlic that, combined with all sorts of other scouting “truisms,” it convinced an entire first round of quarterback-desperate teams that he wasn’t worth picking … only to become the league MVP in his first year as a full-time starter?’ data-reactid=”50″>So what if Lamar Jackson tested so poorly on the Wonderlic that, combined with all sorts of other scouting “truisms,” it convinced an entire first round of quarterback-desperate teams that he wasn’t worth picking … only to become the league MVP in his first year as a full-time starter?

These are not secretive prospects. Guys who show up for the draft have played three or four years of college football. There is even ample video of them practicing in college, not to mention playing high school football and competing in All-American camps and the Senior Bowl.