If we're to derive anything from those examples, it’s this: Whether trading up to draft Michael Vick or giving up a 2nd round pick in 2011 to draft Armanti Edwards, ultimately, you're putting more eggs in one basket. And there are a lot of ways to succeed with the NFL Draft, but only one that's consistent: Don't do that. To win consistently with the draft, you hoarde picks, take advantage of desperate teams when possible, or if not, take the best player available. Picking the right players is still important, but with a hundred different variables determining a guy's success in the pros, nobody can get 'em right all the time.The Science Of The NFL Draft: What Makes A True Draft Day 'Winner'? This is from Andrew Sharp of SBNation.com. Andrew sat next to me for the first two days of the draft. Great read.