That's all fair. Assuming most teams pay that kind of attention to the value chart. Don't want to known as the team that can be had for 40 points on draft day.
I do think the fact that the Colts picked up two extra picks in a draft where they were short on picks kind of explains why they were willing to make this move. Yeah, the 7th isn't very valuable, but for a team that has a few late rounders and is pretty good at rostering UDFAs, that could be a contributor.
Whether or not you use youtube or record games or see them live scouts and fans have a chance to see the same things. So what's the difference? More scouts know what they are looking at then fans......But to deny that there are fans out there that know what they are looking at and to buy that every scout knows what he is looking at is wrong. There are fans that can put together a successful draft whether anyone wants to accept that or not
The biggest difference is scouts can do what fans cannot do and that's get the medical info and talking to many more people then just the kid himself
Definitely, my grandfather lived in Baltimore for a while and grew up watching him. He still pulled for Indy but always referred to them as Baltimore. I wasn't allowed to say the name Irsay in my house. The game sure has changed. I wish I could go back in time when players didn't get flagged for breathing on a player and defenses were actually feared by offenses.