Draft Picks for Your Value Portfolio

I have a confession to make. I am die-hard Arizona Cardinals football fan and have been since they moved to my native Phoenix in 1988. To be a Cardinals fan is to know suffering and constant disappointment. Although not as romanticized as the ill-fated Chicago Cubs, the Cardinals have been a dismal team throughout most of their long history. In the last 25 years, they have missed the playoffs over 80% of the time. Even their magical Super Bowl run a half-decade ago resulted in a heartbreaking last-minute loss.

One of the core causes of the Cardinals' long-term travails is the team's momentum-trading-like behavior. The Cards are infamous for trading away picks for the latest hot backup quarterback (Kevin Kolb), or drafting personnel who put up great "combine metrics" but never produced much in college. The results have been predictably disastrous. However, this has started to change over the last couple of years. The downtrodden Cards are starting to channel their inner Warren Buffett during the draft process....496 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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