deerayfan072 wrote:I was thinking about using an expert mock draft as the gauge of where they would be drafted and using that. I would use the same mock every year. Thoughts on that idea?
Personally, I don't like that as much. If you are in a long-term league, I love the idea that you get a benefit for making a great pick (like Howard in the 5th round). It encourages scouting for talent late in the draft, but it also makes for more interesting trading. For example, if you know that Hanley Ramierez is only going to cost you a 20th round pick this year, he becomes a much more valuable trade commodity.
My other problem with using a mock is that you don't have any idea what the draft value of a player is until the offseason. That really monkeys with matching up value at the trade deadline.