Or maybe we could pay free agents to fill those holes. Wait. We don't have any money to spend on free agents.
Yes, if Clowney is somehow available at 23 by some miracle and the remaining WR has a 3rd round rating then you should not pass up the former, but all things almost equal you try to fill needs AT VALUE.
i disagree a team that draft out of need is always drafting out of need. you take best player available its the only way to do it teams that get it draft that way...teams who are always reaching always have holes and needs...thank God for those teams. Reid and Dorsey have never drafted that way. They seem to both understand the offensive and defensive lines are important and usually draft in those areas early.
Reid likes skill guys in the 2nd and third round...jackson mcoy etc etc
Reid always seems to go after a "sleeper" defensive back in the 2nd round(j jarrett matt ware michael lewis)guys not projected to go that high...thats why i think our 3rd round pick(unless antonio richardson ot falls to our pick) will be jonathan dowling fs
I think Dorsey is committed to drafting the best player available at one of our positions of need. He said something to that effect, but I forgot where. Fortunately (or not) the Chiefs have plenty of needs this year, so I know we will get quality players at least in rounds 1 and 3, maybe more than that.
By draft time last year Fisher and Joekel were consensus top talents on almost all draft boards. This year, they would perhaps rank 15ish. Nobody was offering the Chiefs anything for that top pick last year. This year the Texans have the luxury of getting a game changer or trading down for multiple draft choices in a deep draft. Our year was sandwiched between two great draft classes. :(
There are a lot of factors to it. It certainly isn't as cut and dry as "BPA", or "Draft For Need".
Your positional needs alter the value of players, by position. If the BPA is a HB, and you have a guy challenging Charles for playing time, and you have zero starting OGs, the rating for the OG prospect is getting a boost over the HB.
Period.... Every team's prospect ratings system will be affected by that. It's just a matter of how much the ratings are affected.
Nobody is taking the Punter over the WR either. Positions have different values, league-wide. You have a "once in a decade prospect" at Kicker, and a "once in a decade prospect" at QB, it's a no-brainer. Even if you have no Kicker.
I don't believe that any GM is not affected by the team-need and positional-value influences.