View Full Version : Ted Sundquist describes thoughts behind drafting certain players Part 2
11-21-2007, 04:02 PM
Its cool that the GM of an NFL franchise would take the time to do something like this for the fans.
Atwater His Ass
11-21-2007, 04:11 PM
These are pretty cool reads, although they are not telling us much more than "look everyone else had these guys projected where we picked them".
I'd like some more inside information about what when on the war room, what kind of offers they got or deals they tried to make that we don't know about.
We already know that some of these guys were injured, didn't work out, what their measurables were, were they were projected, etc. I want to know stuff that we weren't privy too.
11-21-2007, 04:18 PM
I wonder how well Lelie would have done in the NFL had Ed not went down that season.
11-21-2007, 04:24 PM
The 2001 draft sent up “red flags and rockets” regarding medical evaluations on incoming prospects. We have since
revised the manner in which we medically “grade” the draft and I feel have a better system that projects the long
term status of player’s with injury issues out of college
I hope so because I have no problem taking a chance with one player but 2 is kind of silly
I just want to hear his thoughts on why we took George Foster. I'm sure he'll compare it with K. Harris of SF.
11-21-2007, 07:07 PM
The problem with his logic is that it doesn't matter what other picks at the same position that you picked perform compared to our pick, it only matters if the guy we picked performs in the NFL or not. To the Nash case, if there were no other receivers that did well after he was picked, than DON'T pick a WR. In general it just seems that we're picking based on needs not on value. If there isn't a guy that is worth the value at your pick and plays a position of need than trade down and give yourself better odds by picking more players in that particular draft.
BTW, I read Kiper religously and I distinctly remember him criticizing our picking of Nash.... in pretty strong terms.
11-21-2007, 07:23 PM
I hear a lot on here about drafting for talent vs. need. I think there has to be a balance. Seriously, do you take the best talent at No. 1 spot if the best talent is a QB and you already have John Elway in his prime? I understand that you can't always draft for need because you can't expect every pick to be a star (or even an NFL player), but some positions are so dreadful (LB anyone) that the position has to be addressed.
11-21-2007, 07:25 PM
I really enjoy these blog entries... it shows you that the thought process goes much deeper than "let's take the WTF route and piss off the fans who read internet mock drafts (aka couch scouts)." talent is hit and miss and the talent level decreases logarithmically after the first handful of picks...and we hardly ever have a high draft choice.... and even the top picks bust all the time. again, broncos are not perfect but i think they are a very well run organization from bowlen to shanahan to sundquist to andrew mason.