2.) If you were John Dorsey, would you be drafting for overall talent or for positional need?
To me, it’s a myth to have it as an ‘either, or’ type of thing. If need isn’t considered, you could end up with a ton of players who won’t see the field. That’s why you have to find the perfect blend of BPA and need. For example, if the Browns are on the clock at No. 17 and the best players are at defensive end and wide receiver, they’re going wide receiver.
This was what led Dorsey to select Denzel Ward over Bradley Chubb. Yes, both were great prospects and he even said they were pretty similar on his board. However, looking at need, Ward won the tiebreaker. This isn’t to say picking Chubb would have been wrong, but Ward was a great player and filled a need. Perfect marriage.