High-Quality Analysis, Part II


Yesterday we pointed out some silliness in the post-draft analysis offered by NFL.com’s Vic Carrucci.

Among other curious points, he offered this self-contradictory critique of the decision to draft Brian Brohm in the second round: “Doesn’t Aaron Rodgers have enough pressure on him as Brett Favre’s replacement and with the potential that Favre might come back from retirement? Why invest another second-rounder in Louisville QB Brian Brohm, even if he was widely projected as a first-round pick?”

It was a bizarre critique on its face — the Packers took Brohm in the second round in part because, having been widely projected as a first-round pick, they would get great value.  But his latest comments are stranger still.  Brohm, writes Carruci, might have been “the steal of the draft.”


Carrucci writes:

The Green Bay Packers might have gotten the steal of the draft by landing Brohm with the 26th pick of the second round, 56th overall. Most draft analysts had the former Louisville star being chosen higher than Flacco, and some had him going as high as the middle of the first round.

Packers officials have tried to downplay the impact Brohm’s selection would have on Aaron Rodgers, who is supposed to be the heir to retired Brett Favre. Rodgers, Green Bay’s first-round pick in 2005, has shown impressive flashes in Favre’s place. General Manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy were quick to stress that Rodgers is still the team’s starting quarterback. However, his inability to stay healthy has raised concerns over whether he has what it takes to be a consistently effective starter.

It would not be a shock to see Brohm provide a fairly strong push during the preseason. He was not drafted to spend his career as a backup.

(See the entire article here.)

Get that?  On Sunday, picking Brohm was a mistake, but by Tuesday it was arguably the steal of the draft.  It amazes me that people get paid to churn out stuff like this.


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