Originally Posted by Halsey
The whole BPA thing sounds good, but what does it really mean? When the Falcons drafted Matt Ryan many people said they should have taken Glen Dorsey or Darren McFadden because they were better players. Many people think Chance Warmack is the BPA of the 2013 Draft. Should the Chiefs take him #1? The whole BPA concept is oversimplified and not realistic.
agreed, the whole concept BPA is a myth
Every pick is a judgement of value (so BPAishness), need, fit and possibly some external risk factors (character issues, injury history etc). And all these things need to be judged with every pick. Should the Colts draft Geno Smith if he happens to fall and he is the top prospect available. Hell no. Should my saints draft a running back in the first round if that guy is on top of their board. Hell no. But at the same time you should not restrict yourself to a single position (except maybe QB).
Least favourite potential saints first roundpick as cited pre-draft
2010: Patrick Robinson --> Check
2011: Mark Ingram --> Check
2012: no pick
2013: Kenny Vaccaro --> Check