With this year by all accounts being one of the most muddled, unpredictable NFL Drafts, what better time than this to examine just how much of an expert the alleged NFL Draft experts truly are. In this day and age, nearly every NFL fan with access to a keyboard and the internet attempts to project the 31st pick in the NFL Draft with the accuracy of Joe Bauserman. (What you thought I would make a Tebow joke, there?)
Mock drafts are a dime a dozen and taking them with a grain of salt may be giving too much credence to these prognostications. While guys like Mel Kiper, Todd McShay, and Mike Mayock have made a career out of studying the drafts, you might be surprised with just how much of an inexact science proves to be. Between trades shaking up the 1st Round order, smokescreens, and players rising or falling, projections from respected national writers and draft experts fall well below the Mendoza line.
Wednesday night I compiled 12 mock drafts from around the internet from ESPN, NFL Network, NFL.com, Yahoo, CBS, Bleacher Report, and more. These results were the most recent mock draft published at that time and excluded any draft day changes a mocker could make in the hours leading up to the event.
You can find all the results from our Mocking the Mocks Database at this link with the final scoreboard and additional notes below.no comments