Furthermore, I am oblivious to how they determine that player 'X' will help their franchise more than player 'Y'.
After watching the following clip, though, I got the impression that Todd
McShay McTool has no idea either.
He purports that former Irish quarterback Jimmy Clausen should be a worrisome commodity to pro scouts because, among other things, he "has had a little bit of trouble in terms of getting beat up."
That, of course, is in reference to his freshman campaign in 2007 that featured an offensive line that surrendered a then record 58 sacks on the season.
Nonetheless, it is truly difficult to ascertain how a lack of adequate blocking is a reflection of Clausen's ability as a quarterback.
Mel Kiper agrees with my line of thinking and puts McShay in his place in the following segment.