Originally Posted by BrickHouse
Ok I follow.
But still if Lattimore can be had for a 3rd round pick, would you instead draft someone else at another position who isn't as talented if healthy a round or two later? I can see a GM saying he can't contribute for a year, but the upside is substantial.
There are a couple of things to think about.
1. How long is the recovery time
2. Will he ever be the same player he was before the injury
The upside depends on his ability to get back to 100%
Also you have to consider the fact that there are lots of talented players available in the 2-3 round range.