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Drafting BPA Position Question


I, like a lot of you, am all for the "Best Player Available" draft strategy. Based on the abundance of information around these days to read about the incoming draft prospects and all the mock drafts floating around, I have a question for those of you who are more seasoned than I.

If I understand correctly, the BPA method says that when it's your turn to pick, you look at who's available and cross-reference that with your internal big board. This board indicates who the best is at what position and when you look at who is available, you can say "Player X is a better WR than Player Y is a CB, so we take Player X".

Now, my question is, what if you have a pick high enough that when it's your turn, the players available according to your board are the best WR, the best CB, and the best S?

My assumption is that you check your rankings to see if there is a significant drop off in talent after the first round at whatever position list of players, then you go after THAT position because there is still quality to be had later in the draft according your board.

For example, we keep hearing how deep this draft is at WR, but not so much at Safety. So if our turn is up, and the best WR AND best Safety both are available according to your board, do you choose the Safety because you know how much drop off there is in the later rounds? So if Watkins is there, but Ha-Ha is also there, you choose Ha-Ha because by round 2, the drop off in quality is much greater at Safety than WR. (Keep in mind this is just an example and not meant to start a conversation about how you feel about Watkins or Ha-Ha, just the concept).

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