The Great NFL Draft Hype Machine: Remember That Glenn Dorsey Guy?

April 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Every now and then, if I’m bored at work or need to kill time, I’ll break out an old draft magazine or two and start reminiscing.

You would be amazed how much reading these old previews can help put everything into context about scouting college football players.
Reading things such as “Alex Smith has the mental makeup of Brett Favre” helps you realize you’re not the only person that makes a mistake every now and then.

We all make mistakes, especially when it’s dealing with this crazy thing we like to call the NFL Draft.

Fans, self-appointed experts, scouts, and the front offices of an NFL franchise all get it completely wrong every now and then. It just so happens that the teams are the ones that get to make those mistakes in dazzling, money-squandering fashion.

No matter how many millions of dollars they spend on scouting, or how much they crosscheck every player with a fine-toothed comb, sometimes teams a...

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