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I was thinking about this the other day. To assign relative point values to each position in order to create a type of grading scale for any given team. Of course, the point value would not be just 1,2,3,etc., but probably a 1, 1.25, 1.5, etc. But I will stick with a strict, concise order. I've seen this in chess, as a pawn is 1, queen a 9, rook a 5, bishops and knights a 3.
So rank each position from top to bottom in order of importance in your opinion. Now when ranking, assume that the position is occupied by an elite All-American type player.
Without too much thought, here's mine:
And of course, the philosphy of each team would matter as well. For instance, I would place more value to a buck type OLB (Von Miller) in a 3-4 than a 4-3.
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by Ivan Lawyer 18 months ago
Walk softly but carry a big stick.
6. QB or RB (one must be top tier)
9. QB or RB (which ever you didn't have above)
16. FB (not even necessarily needed)
Now all this said, you could have an AA punter and OLB and you would manage diiferntly that if you had an AA WR and AA CB.
Not sure why everyone is ranking the Fullback so low
We lose 2-3 more games if we didn't have Joyer clearing the lanes this past season.
It's not that they are being undervalued, it's more of the OP saying everyone has AA type talents.
Absolutely agree that Joyer was a very important part of our team. There's no denying that.
But as far as my rankings go at least, I based it as if I was building a team from scrap, and had a Pro-Bowler or AA to choose from at each position. I think that simplifies how the order would go. I'm almost going with a strategic selection-order similar to a pickup game in basketball. Game theory and/or meta-game as well.
This post was edited by Ivan Lawyer 18 months ago
Also, if everyone is Pro Bowl caliber, you could basically lineup in the sinlge back or run and shoot formation and kill the defense.
They most likely will have a nickel or dime package on the field. If you gotta Pro Bowl caliber or AA caliber Rb ( say a big bruiser with speed), he's going up against smaller defenders.
1) DE (4-3)
Well, let's see, every coach and analyst I've ever heard weigh in on the SEC's recent dominance has suggested basically the same thing... we win in the trenches with DL and OL that other conferences just don't have. That being the case...
I can make an argument for each position being higher on the list, especially kicker and punter... sometimes we forget how vital they are while we've got good ones, until we watch a team play that doesn't. But that's about how I'd rank them. Bottom line, you better have serviceable guys at very position.
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