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02-28-2006, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by robertch
One thing all these "draft analyses" people have been discussing lately fails to address is improved scouting quality and player development. Even in the last two drafts broken down here, I contend that 7 out of those 10 still project to be pretty good players for a long time, while the rest still have relatively high trade value should they be moved by their respective teams.

I'm not saying any of the above is reason not to trade your low first rounder, but I don't think you can realistically determine its value with these data.
Yes and no. Sports have been addressing improved scouting and player development for years. In reality the difference is pretty marginal at best.

The draft is and will always be a crap shoot because of the ages involved and the human factor.

What they have done is figure out a little better when to take a player.

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