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Pro Football Draft Network
Championship teams are built primarily through the NFL draft. Print E-mail
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The decisions made on draft day will impact a team for years to come. If a NFL team wants to win games in the fall then they have to choose wisely in April.  Coaching is important, but the bottom line is that good players win games.  And the most cost-effective way to find good players is usually through the NFL Draft.

Approximately two hundred and fifty-five players are drafted every year.  Yet, a typical NFL Draft class produces only forty to fifty players who will develop into productive starters.  The reality is that the majority of NFL draft picks struggle to even make an active roster or are marginal backups and are out of the league within four years.  It is also a fact that about one third of the players selected in the 1st round will disappoint.

The goal of ProFootballDraftNetwork.com is to cut through the clutter and identify in detail the draft’s impact players, top values (where a team really succeeds on draft day) and biggest risks.  Our full-time, year-round analysis of game footage, discussions with coaches and trainers and live practice observations are the basis for our ratings and draft board.  Talent evaluators must be thorough, but should always remember that this is more art than science.  Good player forecasting involves doing your homework and trusting your gut instincts.

Which mid-to-late 1st round selections will play like a Top 10 pick should?  Who are the 2nd, 3rd and later round bargains?  Which probable 1st round picks are more likely to disappoint?

We will not be presenting to you 400 or 500 scouting reports.  Instead, prospects are filtered out that are evaluated to be unlikely to make an NFL team or who will essentially have a cup of coffee in the league as a mediocre reserve.  Our draft board will be whittled down as the season progresses and fans can view our final draft board and detailed scouting reports on approximately 90 prospects.  The final draft board reveals the prospects rated to be future productive starters, strong contributors on special teams and those who should provide quality depth.

Something else you will not find emphasized on our site is a mock draft. PFDN is predominantly about talent evaluation for draftniks and football fans that enjoy the scouting process.  Mock drafts have a place and are fun. However, the NFL Draft is really about finding playmakers in a variety of rounds.  The successful franchises routinely find value in the draft.  Talent evaluation is our passion and where we devote our efforts.

I hope you find this site to be insightful, thought provoking and enjoyable.  Please do not hesitate to contact me, as I welcome feedback as to how the site can be improved.

Denis Krusos
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