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03-05-2013, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Bluenote13 View Post
There is usually a consensus among guys who do this for a living in every sport. When teams go 'off the board' what do you think that means?
Are you making an appeal to a higher authority here?

I asked if the BPA should be deemed the player with the highest ceiling or perhaps a player who is more likely to reach his potential/ceiling despite it not being the highest among the available players? Maybe the answer lies somwhere in between?

It's a grey area is it not?

If there was a consensus among scouts across various teams you would not see instances of teams trading up to grab players they did not anticipate would still be available and you would not read accounts after the fact from analysts and player personnel who were surprised that a player fell in the draft. How often do the players get drafted in close accordance to the outline of the mock drafts presented by ISS and various scouting services/agencies??? How many times have players have fallen out of the rounds they were projected to be drafted in or been drafted ahead of the rounds they were projected to be selected in?

It's clear to me there is not a general consensus among people who do this for a living. Ever watch the organizational meetings for the Oilers on the NHL network leading up to their draft(s)? Lots of player personnel with varying opinions trying to state the case for their opinion of the BPA in each round and they're certainly not always in agreement.

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