You Got Served: Draft groupthink
Understand this – every team wants to say they took the BPA on every pick. The media environment is such that instant analysis MUST happen after a draft, despite the fact that it’s completely worthless. Look at a team like Pittsburgh, which took G David DeCastro and T Mike Adams in the first two rounds. The media says that both picks represented good “value” because each player was mocked by various media members to go higher in the draft. They say that Pittsburgh went the BPA route, only because no consensus had formed that the Steelers would go for offensive linemen.
For our newer readers, and for those who forgot, I thought I'd wheel out this reminder from last year about groupthink, and why the smartest people won't make any absolutist pronouncements about what happens this weekend. Don't play yourself talking about the draft like a lot of these media fools play themselves, you heard?