Originally Posted by Sticky
Oh don’t get me started on Kiper. I don’t know the guy personally, but he’s a joke. The butt of so many jokes in scouting departments around the country. He’s a talking head and that’s about it, I could care less what he thinks. The concept of a draft “Grade” is insulting. These kids haven’t played a snap of NFL football, and we’re going to grade them? How can a player be a “reach” if we don’t have access to results? What a joke.
You are absolutely correct it’s a projection, that’s the nature of scouting. It’s why scouts tend to be quite aggressive, and coaches tend to talk us down off the ledge. I want to see upside, coaches want to see production and a high floor. It’s all give and take with limited information, and it’s getting harder and harder with how laughable simple NCAA football is becoming. You have entire conferences where an offensive play is as simple as “4”. No joke. That number tells each individual one thing, but they have ZERO understanding of what others are doing. So you have kids coming out of school now a days who genuinely have never had to learn what the player opposite to them is doing. It’s awful, but collegiate football is a gimmick to begin with.
Rant over….I share your frustration x10000 "