View Full Version : How useful is the Draft?
08-16-2005, 09:25 AM
I'm over in the UK and can't get my hands on the game for another 3 weeks....
My question is how useful do you guys find the draft? I saw a post here where someone tradede TO for a 1st and 3rd round pick and in all the versions of Madden I've played (since 98) I can think of only 2 times where I got a genuine marquee player straight from the draft.
Everyone else needed years and years of development just to get into the high 90s!
Just wondered what your experiences are.
08-16-2005, 09:53 AM
The draft is good this year. Most of the high 1st rounders will be 79-83 and you can still get good players in the 2nd and 3rd rounds sometimes in the low 80s.
08-16-2005, 11:10 AM
in year 2 i had the 16th pick and drafted a DT 85 overall
most 1st rounders would be in the 80s
in year one i goet 3 guys in the 80s in the the 4rd round
08-16-2005, 11:42 AM
is that imported from NCAA or Madden generated?
08-16-2005, 12:21 PM
the lure of trading aged superstar (TO Brett Favre etc.) for draft picks comes from the surprise you get when picking draft picks and satisfaction when you pick a superstar in the making.
Every year you're thinking will this be the next peyton manning? clinton portis? There's also more superficial benefits to picking a younging up and coming player instead of a fading superstar. in Madden TO will only keep his speed and physical attributes for 2-3 years max and he'll start degrading while if you pick a 22 year old stud he'll remain a stud for the next 7-8 years, barring career ending injuries of course.
I for one just think its fun to try and pick the best player in the draft
08-16-2005, 02:23 PM
I exported my NCAA class and I was still drafting 77 OVRs in the fifth round...
The outrageous player progression in NCAA screws things up. It had Reggie McNeal from Texas A&M as the #1 QB prospect, even though his accuracy was only in the high 70s while Leinart's ACC was 87. I guess it's like they say, speed kills.
One quick note: The CPU still doesn't know how to manage a roster. The Packers drafted a QB. The Bucs signed a FA running back to start over Cadillac. Etc...
08-16-2005, 04:31 PM
all my drafts are mgd
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