2010 Draft Not All That It’s Cracked Up To Be

March 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL Draft has always been a fascinating dichotomy for Joe Football Fan. We spend a whole weekend in April laying about on the couch in rapt attention, listening to analysts prattle on about random college players from obscure outposts from across the country.
These "Draft Experts" whose job descriptions when you think about it are basically to be fortune tellers, have watched these young men—kids, really—at most a handful of times. From these scant sample sizes, they forecast the pro future of strangers, simply by focusing on a trivial detail here or a bit of coincidence there and without taking into consideration hundreds of variables, which, in their defense, is because they can't.
We take these men seriously because in most cases even their mere speck of knowledge trumps our complete ignorance. Not only is the average fan completely oblivious of most draft picks—everyone after the third round is a complete mystery—but that's exactly as it should...

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