Is it just me, or does this article start out with a pretty big mistake?Forcing does not mean taking the best card in the pack. In fact, it's often the opposite. Forcing means taking a card that will lead you to a particular archtype, even if it is NOT the best card in the pack. Steve, you probably want to clear this up or correct this in a future article.
Unless you're going out of your way to draft a specific type of deck, you want to spend your earliest picks taking the best card out of every pack. This is commonly referred to as "forcing" a deck or archetype because the drafter will take cards for the type of deck he or she wants to draft with minimal regard for the other cards in the pack.
Creator of the Multiverse database for custom sets, the Magic Turing machine (proving Magic Turing-complete) and the random Magic card generator.