I've often wondered whether anyone consistently does better than central scouting when it comes to selecting quality players at the Entry draft. Observers tend to be selective in their perceptions of such things; a good "steal" is remembered but a few sub-optimal picks can be quickly forgotten. I'm not actually asking for opinions but objective data on this point. Has anyone done an analysis of what players would have been chosen (by several teams, ideally) if the most highly rated player according to C.S. had been taken with every pick? Over several draft years? The fact that the list is broken down into NA/Euro skater/goaltender would complicate such a study, but a formula could be chosen to deal with it. Thanks in advance.