LA Rams get shredded in post-draft grades. Sit down for this one.

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Over the course of reading the typical post-draft grades issued by nearly all of the NFL insiders and NFL Draft analysts, I can state with a very straight face that they are relatively meaningless. What? That’s right. I said it.

The immediate post-draft grades issued by the myriad of NFL Draft ‘experts’ create a Draft Board, spend a lot of time talking to the myriad of iterations of those multiple mock drafts, and then try to sell you the belief that their version of what the team needed to do in the draft is what they say.

Even though I prepare plenty of mock drafts each year for the LA Rams, I’m not so egotistical to believe that I am anywhere close to the intimate knowledge of the team’s players, schemes, needs, and how the prospects from the new draft class might fit into the role created by those various factors.

But I am smart enough to know that Thor Nystrom from NBC Sports Edge or Steven Cheah from Barstool Sports know as little or less than I do about the LA Rams roster needs. It’s not a slam on them. It’s just the practical basis that remaining intimately aware of the fit and needs of 32 NFL team rosters is a bit beyond someone whose livelihood is sitting behind a microphone and talking about it.

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I’m not trolling here. I’m just putting all of this into perspective. From the moment I compile a Big Board or a Mock Draft, I have unintentionally created bias. If the teams do what I expect them to, I am apt to believe they are pretty smart for seeing the world as I do. If they do not follow my script, a normal knee-jerk reaction is to wonder what the heck is wrong with them?