The 2013 draft is next
on the NFL's 'to do list'. With the newest talent springing out of college and
onto professional teams radars, mock drafts have surfaced all over the
internet in an attempt to inform fans where each player could potentially end
I partially appreciate what mock drafts do. They are very
informative as to what teams need, as well as players that could be an option
to fill that need. And also I don't usually watch college football if I have a
choice, so mock drafts are a fantastic way for me to acquaint myself with
the up and coming pool of talent.
But besides that, they really are a waste of time.
I apologize to all mock draft enthusiasts out
there, but it is true. Rule out the first few picks in the draft, maybe picks
1-5, and you have nothing short of a guessing game the whole day. And the
only reason mock drafts are accurate with the first few picks is because
franchises have made it clear who they want.
Last season I feasted on mock drafts prior to the draft (the rams
had the 6th pick so i made it my priority to focus). Boy did I waste my time.
Not only did the rams not get any of the players that were projected to fall
for them, but they decided to trade their pick. The Rams fell to 14th after a trade
with Dallas and ended up selecting Michael Brockers, making everything i had read for the month leading up to the day irrelevant.
To this day I am not sure what had been more devastating, the fact
we missed out on Blackmon, or the realization that I had wasted so many hours
of my life sifting through mock drafts only to realize not one was even close
to being right.
But how are people who create mock drafts supposed to predict the
randomness on draft day you ask? It's simple. You don't.
No one will ever be able to provide an accurate mock draft. It's
impossible. So why do people persist on making them? I hope you are not
expecting an answer to that. I'm about as clueless as the infamous replacement
ref who allowed Wilson to throw a game winning interception... I'm probably a
bit slow to make a joke out of that whole situation... yeah, way to slow. What
was I talking about? Oh right, mock drafts.