Nice try FFM, but I'm not falling for that one
Or reading the article. The Pro Bowl selections bit as part of his criteria was especially hilarious.
(1) Total games started: just because a guy starts doesn't make him good, let alone *great*. Hartline, Bess, Misi, Smith, Davis, Clemons, and others typify why this metric doesn't reflect the idea of "best" at drafting: not a single great player in the bunch.
(2) # of players active for 2012: just because drafted players are active doesn't make them *good*. If your team stunk, any scrub drafted is going to make the team. The 5 year assessment period started immediately after Miami's dismal 1-15 season. So yeah, a lot of the drafted guys would stick on the roster through 2012.
I have been saying this for YEARS
. As usual, it takes someone else saying the exact same thing for people to finally take it seriously. Story of my life (sighs).
(4) Pro Bowl selections... are meaningless. A better statistical measure would be to weight them based on their ranking at their positions. That gets messy/difficult, but would at least be a more defined and objective way to compare players.
I cannot remember any Fins draftee making the Pro Bowl even WITH the new watered down "standards". Can you? Incognito was there this time but he's not a draftee. Neither are Burnett or Dansby. Or Wake. So it would seem even the rare Fins' Pro Bowlers aren't coming out of the draft
This guy must've been paid by certain people to come out with that dreck (still not reading it). That's the only explanation.