You are going to hear a lot about players “rising” and “falling” over the next few weeks.
And it’s mostly a load of hot garbage. Texans G.M. Rick Smith told the team’s website that their evaluations are basically set already.
“Our board is set. We’ve got the preliminary board set, but now for the next month, we’ll spend the next month really, really studying our board and these players and assessing the value and making sure that we’ve got them pegged the right way,” Smith said.
There will be a bit of tweaking going on, but for the most part draft evaluations are getting close to done.
“(That’s) because the bulk of our evaluation, and we believe that this is the right approach, is based on football, the resume that he’s put on the field,” he said. “And so that is the major portion of it: What kind of football player is he? And that evaluation has already obviously been done.”
The main thing left for a lot of teams besides crossing t’s and dotting i’s: Sending out misinformation.
Hence, all the reports of rising and falling we’re bound to hear.