Dear Browns, Dolphins: Don't reach

Yes, the temptation is great, but the chance of your pick's failure is even greater

Originally Published: April 20, 2012
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

Teams reach. It happens every April. Whether motivated by desperation or fear or ego, some general manager or team president or coach is willing to draft a player too high to fill a pressing need.

Hope replaces knowledge. Whoever holds the power of making the ultimate personnel decisions for a team hopes a player can pan out rather than knowing that he will, because the need is so great.

Reaching is never a good idea.

In this year's draft, the clear consensus is that there are ...

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