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This Draft Strategy Created Buzz Amongst Madden 24 Fans

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Securing a hidden gem in Madden 24’s franchise draft is always within reach. Players can either snatch up a late-round prospect with the coveted superstar development trait or someone whose overall rating far exceeds expectations. Another savvy move is to pick up a player who was expected to be drafted early but has fallen to you in the later rounds—an approach akin to real NFL draft strategies. On Reddit, a user faced this very scenario, grappling with whether to opt for talent or team need in their franchise draft.

Fans Engage in Heated Discussion over a Madden 24 Draft Bargain

Reddit user u/Comfortable_Regrets sparked a conversation when they posted about having the opportunity to draft a player at the 32nd spot who was originally projected to be a top five pick. This kind of drop is rare, and despite the player not filling an immediate need for the user’s team, it raised the question: should you draft for value or for need?

Several gamers chimed in with their strategy of selecting the player to later trade. The original poster had a seasoned 25-year-old quarterback who had already led them to several Super Bowl victories, so there seemed to be little immediate benefit. However, many in the community thought the idea of a trade had merit.

The original poster expressed doubt, saying “Not sure what the trade value would be since he wasn’t picked in the first round, turned out his rating was just a 72 with hidden potential.” Ultimately, they did draft the player but remained uncertain if it was the wisest decision to snag what could be a significant draft bargain in Madden 24.

u/Hstuckey advised selecting based purely on the player’s potential value, while u/OutColds pointed out the missed opportunity stating, “You passed on a potential top 5 pick for the 32nd? You could have traded him for future high picks or kept him as exceptional backup.” u/jericho-dingle cheekily proposed, “Why not take him and then trade your quarterback for a treasure trove of draft picks?”

However, not everyone agreed with seizing the quarterback opportunity. u/Rileypup7 recommended picking a center who looked promising, “That center is a guaranteed hit unless his combine results are a disaster.”

Others like u/GroundbreakingLand53 speculated on the quarterback’s unexpected availability, “He’s likely rated between the second to third round. It seems the AI has a knack for scouting players and knowing which ones aren’t stellar.” A user concurred, “Yeah, the CPU usually has a sixth sense for pinpointing who’s actually a once-in-a-generation type and who’s not.”

One gave kudos to the AI’s understanding of potential draft flops, implying that a player’s sharp decline in the draft order may be a red flag. The fanbase did not reach a consensus on the best course of action, with few discussing the prospect of trading down to a team eager to snap up the quarterback.

That wraps up the discourse on this Madden 24 franchise draft strategy. For more intriguing stories, check out an unexpected simulation result, the comprehensive Angry Runs collection, and an amusing find from a Bijan Robinson supporter.

Image Source: Sharaf Maksumov @ShutterStock

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