In other words — and without going into too much detail, Saaty noted — the company essentially asks each team how much they care about each workout drill (such as the bench press or 40-yard dash), then based on that, the software can assign each player a physical score. The software then integrates that score with each team’s own scouts’ subjective assessments of the qualities the team deems important in order to produce an overall score based on uniform standards.
But one thing everyone agrees upon is this: You won’t find another enforcer in this draft like Pryor, who knocked out an opponent in three straight games last season. Dead serious. "I had quite a few hits," Pryor said at the combine.
That left either a trading down or selecting the best available player. I had what I would call significant discussions with three teams, the most serious of which was San Francisco. But my 49ers colleague, Bill Williamson, wouldn’t relinquish his first-round pick, No. 30 overall. He did offer two second-round picks, Nos. 56 and 61. But I wasn’t going to trade out of the first round for that, so it was time to make my pick.
I'm having trouble getting my arms around this one. One minute the Chiefs consider Smith their long-term solution at quarterback and want to sign him to the extension, as chairman Clark Hunt has said. The next they're ready to find his successor?
But around the age of three or four, Clinton-Dix said, his grandma gave him the nickname that has stuck with him ever since. In many ways, it's fitting — a memorable name for a memorable player, someone whose all-around skills have excited draft analysts for the better part of two years. "I think he's one of the top free safeties to come out in the last several years," NFL.com's Mike Mayock said.
If general manager John Dorsey inks the following six picks, 2013's executive of the year award will be welcoming a sibling.
Smith turns 30 on Wednesday and will be a free agent after the season. The quarterback certainly proved his worth in his first season with Andy Reid: The Chiefs had as good an offense as any team in football in the season's final two months.