We all hear it, every team needs a great head coach, a great general manager and a franchise quarterback. Those are all essential to a solid team, but is that all you really need?
The NFL Draft is less than 2 weeks away and scouts from all over the country are going back to their respective teams, heading back to the office and pounding the table about this guy or that guy. Scouts see the players first hand and are almost single-handedly responsible for finding "diamonds in the rough."
NFL scouts are the back bone of the NFL team. If you don't have a great scouting department, your team will be picking towards the top of the draft for year after year. The teams that have stellar scouting departments are the teams that pick late in the Draft.
Real NFL fans know that the way your build a team is through the draft. During the Draft, the great debate becomes does your team draft "Best Player Available" or draft based on a position of need. In my opinion, I think you have to take the best player available.
Having a great scouting department can also help a team distinguish which draft route to take. With the trust of your teams head scout, draft day should be an exciting day. A day to add the next NFL superstar to your team.
Leave comments and let me what your opinion is: Should teams draft based on need or draft best player available?