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  • Awesome article, really makes me further dislike “tanking” cultures, for a specific player. Heck, you might’ve tanked for the 2nd or 3rd best player, if that.

    • Awesome article, agreed. However, I would disagree on the tanking culture comment. Based on that first chart, there are more players with a career AV higher than 75 in the first ~10 picks than in the rest of the draft combined. And to me, the “tanking” culture is really getting the best pick in order to allow the team to have the flexibility to target a specific player as opposed to only getting what is left available. And yes, in the long run you might have tanked for the 2nd or 3rd best player but you had the most options to choose from.

  • Awesome article, agreed. However, I would disagree on the tanking culture comment. Based on that first chart, there are more players with a career AV higher than 75 in the first ~10 picks than in the rest of the draft combined. And to me, the “tanking” culture is really getting the best pick in order to allow the team to have the flexibility to target a specific player as opposed to only getting what is left available. And yes, in the long run you might have tanked for the 2nd or 3rd best player but you had the most options to choose from.

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