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06-02-2011, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Dreakmur View Post
...the MLD is about getting guys moved up into the main draft.


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Originally Posted by Dreakmur View Post
Regardless of whether you win or lose here, you'll know what kind of job you really did next draft... when the MLD guys start moving up into the ATD
Exactly. That was its original purpose. And that's how it functions at its best. At its worse, it's a draft of the 'next best', a designation which is confirmed by that pick not getting promoted in future main ATDs.

So, don't worry about making the now-popular pick or 'winning' the MLD. Dig and find and profile some guys who were undeservingly overlooked. Show what makes them valuable in an all-time context. There's always guys who get drafted in the 15th-20th rounds of the MLD who end up more valuable than guys who were drafted in rounds 1-5. That's almost unheard of in the ATD but common in the MLD.

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