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    Too many fans talk the BPA talk, then walk the "need" walk

    Before the draft, most fans assert that they believe in a BPA system of drafting.

    Then, if the positions they want filled don't get filled (or don't get filled early enough for them), they scream that the Front Office blew the draft.

    You can't have it both ways.

    Look at what the Rams did today. At pick No. 6, they had a choice. They could take Morris Claiborne (assuming the was the top player on their board) or trade down to No. 14 and obtain an extra second round pick (No. 45).

    They chose the latter because that was, in their opinion, the BPA (in this case, "P" stands for players) option. They believed that at picks 14 and 45 they'd be able to obtain two players who would be more valuable than Claiborne.

    They'll probably be correct. While I think Claiborne is a very good CB prospect, the combination of Brockers and a player likely to be there at No. 45 (let's say, for the sake of argument, Mychal Kendricks) will have a higher BPA rating than Claiborne alone.

    Despite this, the common lament is: "how could we have missed on Blackmon and Floyd!!!"

    Don't get me wrong. I would have like to have obtained a No. 1 WR today.

    In the end, though, I'd rather have a good (or, at least, rising) team with a hole at WR than a bad team with a star WR (if you don't get that point, consider the records of the Texans and the Lions in Andre Johnson and Calvin Johnson's early years).

    Stay the course with the BPA.
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    Re: Too many fans talk the BPA talk, then walk the "need" walk

    This espeically rings true when the BPA on the Rams board also happens to fill a huge need. We've been hearing for a while now that DT was going to be a target in the early rounds of this draft.

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    Re: Too many fans talk the BPA talk, then walk the "need" walk

    There is talk that Claiborne would not have been the pick, and that the reason they took the relatively cheap trade with the Cowboys is that they would have taken Brockers at 6 if they had stayed their.

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