This is the time of year where most of us fall in love with a prospect that we really want to draft. He might be a highly touted superstar or he might be a guy that has a fan club of one (i.e. you). Who's your guy?
Do you like him because you think he will be a great fit? Do you like him because you think he will be great no matter where he plays? Do you like him because he's a top player at a position of need? Why do you like this guy?
Me... I like to look for players with talent that will enhance the dynamic of the team. I lean more towards a BPA philosophy of drafting than a needs-based approach. I want a guy who will flourish because of what he has around him, and who will also help those around him flourish in kind. For example, we have a lot of young talent on our d-line with Wilkerson and Coples. Adding a dynamic edge rusher to the mix enhances the whole front. The attention they garner takes pressure off the edge, and the pressure from the edge takes pressure away from the interior. So when I'm looking for a defensive player, I tend to lean towards an edge rusher. I can just see how the whole dynamic can lead to explosive results. One guy can change... everything. He hides the secondary, keeps the interior LBs free... This is also why I think we need to double-dip at the position this year. All we need is one hit. Just one. So I think we need to increase the probability of that hit as much as possible. And if we get two hits... WORLD DOMINATION.
So who's my guy? Zac Stacy. I know, weird. I just spent an hour talking about DE/OLBs only to reveal that my guy is some RB nobody is talking about. Sorry, but that's my dude. 5-8, 215, 4.5 forty, great vision, crazy burst, tough to take down, creates misses in tight confines, good hands... Maybe I'm crazy, I don't know, but I see something special. And I don't get how nobody else seems to see it but me. He can play on any down. He can get tough yards. He can make plays in space. He's a beast.
Here he is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9L8lAbcN4A
And here's my piece on him: http://www.ganggreennation.com/2013/2/16/3994632/zac-stacy-rb-vanderbilt-best-back-in-the-draft-by-a-mile
Thats my guy. Who's yours.