You need to read "The Grand Finale" of the Big Uglies series on the Drafttek Forum -- here's the link:
Now make the jump for the preview . . .
OK, you have just been promoted to General Manager of your favorite NFL team – there’s a reason you got the job, your team has not been doing well, you have an impatient billionaire owner and you have to get value on your first draft – or there may not be a second draft (how’s that for impatient?)
While it’s true that drafts are measured by later-round gems, you cannot afford to miss on any of your choices in the first 3 rounds. You are well aware of the failure rate of early round selections invested in quarterbacks and wide receivers, running backs have become somewhat of a commodity, and then, out of the blue, you remember “Professor Long Ball used to extol the virtues of the Big Uglies!”
OL versus DL, 3 years worth of first 3 round data . . . give it a read (especially you Keg) and tell me what you think!
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