NFL Draft Readiness Guide: Predominantly Orange
On day three of the draft, find the players that didn’t test as well in the combine but have been consistently productive as well as leaders in college. This is especially important if this type of player can play special teams.
The athletes that proved they can be productive consistently in college and can also play special teams for you have a solid chance staying on the roster past camp. I believe many teams will waste their day three picks on guys that won’t have a chance to move up the depth chart to compete.
You must draft guys that have a chance to compete for a job, no matter what position they play.
Do not reach for need, especially in the first three rounds. It’s hard for us as fans to say what ‘reaching’ is because we’re not privy to the official draft boards of NFL teams.
Some players are taken well ahead of consensus projections, and it rarely works out for the team. The worst position to do this with is at quarterback. We see NFL teams get far too desperate at quarterback and it comes back to bite them almost every single time.
Desperation creates disaster. Follow your draft board and build the most talented roster possible, and be patient in the pursuit of your franchise quarterback