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Quantity vs Quality in the NFL Draft

By Alan Schechter

Sep 25, 2011; Oakland, CA, USA; New York Jets owner Woody Johnson (center), coach Rex Ryan (left) and general manager Mike Tannenbaum on the sidelines before the game against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Take a look at this post from our friends at, about the importance of both quantity and quality, in the NFL Draft

I agree to a point. It makes sense that the more picks you make, the better chance you have to choose players that will be successful in the NFL. You still have to be careful about quality though. If you take 10 Vernon Gholstons, it won’t work, quantity won’t help.

The point is legitimate though. If you have 10 guys chosen, and half make it, you have 5 contributors. By sheer math, you can’t lose the importance of quantity.