That applies more so in a **** draft such as this. The picks from around 10-40 are nearly interchangeable.
Except that in practice, it won't work out that way. There will be some players between 10-40 that end up being very good. Better to have the 15th pick and have our choice, as well as still having the option to move up if someone we really like slides.
Its funny when people say we need quality and not quantity. When your talking about the 15th, 25th, 29th picks etc., your talking about the same quality guys. Id rather have more than fewer.
You're really not though. There may not be quite as much of a downgrade this year but you scouting dept needs to get the right guy within the top 15 and if they cant do it in the top 15 they aren't going to do it except maybe by luck at the end of round 1 into rounds 2 an beyond. I personally am intrigued by quite a few guys who will fall to us at 15. Tons of top 10 and even top 5 picks don't work out so should teams start trading their 1st round picks for 2-4 2nd rounders in future drafts that way they have 3 or 4 2nd rounders and no 1st rounders?
For instance trade our 2012 1st for 3 2nd's right now then our 2013 first for 2 or 3 2nds then our 2014 1st, etc so every year we've got multiple 2nd's since there isn't much dropoff anyway. Based on this idea that mid-late firsts are the same as top 40 this would be wat every team is doing.
There is a big drop off at 8, but a massive drop off at about 20 (maybe as early as 16 or 17) or so. big time pass.
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No thank you, it is proven by GM's that draft well, you move up in weak drafts not move back and get more picks......
It is a lot smarter to target a few difference makers or players high on your board.
If this draft was deep, than moving back and acquiring more picks is the smarter move.
Taking into context what the Rangers have already done (picking up an arguable top 10 player), the right move is to stay at 15 or move up a few spots, not move back. I think moving back for more picks is monumentally stupid in a so called weak draft.