I'm not sure how many of you are into the annual NFL Draft process enough to take the obsession this far, but one of my favorite things to do in March or early April on a yearly basis is to snap up an NFL Draft magazine. I've been doing it for years, and I can't figure out why, because not only does the early publication make the thing horribly inaccurate come draft day, you're still getting subjective opinions on prospects. I've since learned to watch top prospects for my own purposes, but I've yet to break the draft mag habit, as it were.
This year's purchase might do the trick in snapping the streak.
For whatever reason, these publications like to do team-by-team breakdowns on previous draft classes and need areas; these team capsules are utterly useless reads, as it's far too early to grade guys that have been in the league for one year, and once again, early publication makes the need areas woefully inaccurate come draft day. Still, they're fun to peruse if looking for a little amusement about what a team looked like a month ago.
I'm not going to name the publication in question here. But I have a hard time taking their (admittedly funny) snark and prospect analysis seriously when I read something like this:
Head Coach: Chan Gailey (yes, that Chan Gailey)
Sr. Vice President of Football Opps: Jim Overdorf
Recent Track Record Overdorf has run only two drafts, but injuries have forced plenty of his picks onto the field.
What's that? Of course there's more. I won't read it, though. Gotta love diligent research.