Quote Originally Posted by Downes Van Zandt View Post
I'm having a hard time believing that leadership is the make-or-break quality for GMs when making a draft pick. We're talking about pro teams here, with 10, 12 year vets on the vast majority of teams. Why would GMs want a rookie to come in and be a "leader"?
Energy. Heart. Motivation. Create team atmosphere and hold it together. These are things any coach at any level would value. Ever played ball on a bad team with no heart?

There are tons of players who have physical ability; only a handful that have it mentally correct.