There’s a cottage industry of experts on the NFL draft at this time of year who are only too happy to pontificate on every player’s strengths and every team’s needs.
The general manager of this year’s Super Bowl winner suggests you not listen to those experts.
“There’s a lot of interest in the draft,” Green Bay General Manager Ted Thompson said, via Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback. “It’s great. But quite frankly, most of the people that are commenting on it don’t know anything about what they are talking about.”
Thompson may be right, but the funny thing is that it’s not just most of the people commenting on the draft who don’t know what they’re doing: It’s many of the people conducting the draft, too. It’s not the experts who made JaMarcus Russell the first overall pick or Tom Brady a sixth-round pick, it was NFL general managers.
And it wasn’t a draft expert who took Justin Harrell in the first round in 2007. It was Thompson.