Saturday, April 18, 2009

Best Player Available or Position of Need: What's a Better Strategy?

Around this time of year, there is always the debate of should a team draft the "best player" available or draft a player at a position of need. In the past, Vinny Cerrato has taken the approach at drafting the best player available. 

The question is- What should he do this year?

With the No. 13 pick, the Redskins should be able to draft a starter and potential Pro Bowler if they draft wisely. And that is a HUGE if. I've talked about the needs of the 'Skins (see: Redskins' Draft Needs Parts 1, 2, and 3) and most people would be content with a player at one of those positions. 

But, how bout a new QB or even a new wide receiver? Cause Cerrato will likely grab 'em if they're there.

He, obviously, shouldn't commit such a travesty, but he probably will if the situation presents itself. Bottom line is with several gaping holes at crucial positions, the Redskins should not draft the "best player" available, and instead should fill a position of need.

This is an extremely important year for Jim Zorn and Jason Campbell, and Vinny Cerrato and Dan Snyder could help them out immensely by solidifying a hole in the lineup. 

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