Originally Posted by Big Ev
It's probably because everybody says in their head "naw I'll just pick this guy and see if Green falls", and everyone has that mentality for every pick once he starts falling some more, until someone grabs him. I know I did that.
Yep. Drafts are an interesting thing, you can plan as much as you want but once you go into the draft you never know what's going to happen.
In the last one I did, I was planning on making a lot of safe picks and grabbing a few gambles late. Green fell to 31 so I took him, after seeing some of the guys picked in the third round I grabbed [another dude] way earlier than I planned as I didn't think he would make it to my next pick, and then [some other guy] fell to me in the 4th so I grabbed him. So I went in trying to play it safe and ended up using 3 of my early picks on two boom/bust defenseman and a young unproven player.