Angelo believes new format will make teams more accurate

Two days into the draft the new format got positive reviews from Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo.

He believes that the made for prime-time event will help teams become more accurate in the draft because of the time they have between the first and second rounds and then the second and third rounds.

“It will change the way we do business. I can say this: teams are going to be a lot more accurate in evaluation because you’re now able to spend more time,” Angelo said. “The first round will take care of itself. That second round, you get a chance now to line up all those players. You have a chance to talk about them. You’re going to see more activity about the teams trying to trade up as what you saw today and teams are going to be much more accurate in their evaluations.

“I like it personally just from what I’ve seen of it so far. It’s a long day, but it gives you time to think, gives you time to field calls, gives you time after the draft to kind of sit for maybe about an hour and just put up what the guys are and you get all day now to sit and talk to the coaches, the scouts, if you need to make calls. So far I think from our perspective it’s going to be a good thing.”

Like they say, it takes three to five years to fully evaluate a draft. We’ll see down the road if the new system indeed makes teams more accurate. But the system certainly allows teams a chance to take a breath and get a closer look at their board.

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