<p class = "web-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Mike Mayock knows potential customers of the NFL, as well as anyone, the new General Manager Raiders and former NFL Network Analyst, who has spent his career classifying college players as professionals, and began dissecting this year's class well before joining the Silver and Black categories. "data-reactid =" 16 "> Mike Mayock knows the NFL projects, and whoever. General Manager Raiders and former NFL Network analyst, who has spent his career dividing and classifying college players as a pro, began dissecting this year's class long before joining Silver and Black.
He is ready to embark on this front even if it is only half the battle in terms of player acquisition. The free agency comes first in the off-season calendar, and the Raiders have enough pay space to make big projections where they want them.
Mayock has been project-focused, leaving much to question his position on free will now that he is involved in all facets of staffing.
He explained this Monday at his keynote press, which puts forward a "mistrustful buyer" mentality. This is especially true for superstars on the open market.
"You have to be honest with yourself," said Mayock. "If you want to watch a level 1 free agent … what's a level 1 free agent?" It means that he's a guy who suits his age, which is own, medically, already a starter in the league and that makes the difference.How many of these guys hit the market? very little.Now you want to call some of these Tier 1 people and they really are not. pay attention. "
"It does not mean we do not want to go out there and sign the right guys, but you have to be careful with the big guys."
"Then there are the second level guys who are essential for each team, what are the emerging players that you can get who will not kill you on the salary cap side, and then the third level guys who complete your list and The bottom line for me is that it is a buyer who is suspicious.There is nothing wrong with being aggressive, but do your homework, understand who this person is as a person, besides a soccer player. "
Slightly apart: let's be clear here. Jon Gruden has the absolute authority over people who are drafted and signed in free agency. Mayock will have a strong voice in the acquisition of players – although others, including salary cap expert Tom Delaney, will work to fine-tune players to the cap – giving his philosophy of free will an influence in Gruden's decisions.
Although Mayock spends most of his time analyzing academic perspectives, he expanded his horizons a few years ago by starting to analyze the colors on NFL broadcasts.
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"I've spent more and more time with the pros over the last seven or eight years, partly because I had Thursday night football for our network and some league coaches I'm doing. trust and respect and helped me over the years, "said Mayock.
"They said, 'Mike, if you want to take this thing to another level, you can not be a college guy comparing college players. You have to take them and tell them that they make a pro list? Is there a starter? Is there a difference maker? So, seven or eight years ago, I made it a priority. I've watched a lot of professional films in the last seven or eight years, both to prepare for the games I had and also to try to play, get better at my job. "