Like a lot of things in life, I don't think the BPA theory should be etched in stone as an "absolute" hard rule. Here's two points to think about:
1. Often there isn't a clearly superior player when the Bears are drafting (even in the 1st round this can be true). If you look at the "expert" rankings, you'll see that different experts are not at all in agreement (even with the #1 overall pick of the draft). So, if you have a number of players who are pretty much at the same tier of talent, then pick the player that you actually have a roster need for. Of course, purists will disagree with this, and say the team DOES have THEIR grades and should stick with purely the BPA on their micky-mouse chart. That seems kind of stupid to me.
2. However, I think that there is one important exception to this. If there is a crazy-good player that unexpectedly falls to you (and this happens sometimes), and that player is clearly much better than the rest of the remaining players on the board - then yes, draft that guy, even if it is at a position that you don't need. If the guy is truly THAT much better, then the Bears need to draft that guy.
That's my 2-cents worth on this.
Trestman - Kromer - Tucker - DeCamillis
I'm looking forward to seeing these guys coach. Hope they're good.
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^that. If Andre Johnson had fallen to the #4 spot, the Bears wouldn't have traded down/Jets wouldn't have drafted the guy from KY that sucked.
Originally Posted by JustAnotherBearsFan99