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As the NFL Draft quickly approaches, we scour the Internet for as many mock drafts as we can find. We like one, hate another, and hope another would never happen, but what are they all about? Is there any value in mock drafts other than pure entertainment? What about the actual drafts, what are the biggest “reach” and “value” picks? Do those labels (and the ratings they’re based on) even matter?
Mel Kiper, Jr. and Don Banks have become two of the industry experts when it comes to mock drafts. Their final first round mock drafts have included 81% of the players actually chosen in the first rounds since 2009. However, they have only gotten 17% of the exact picks correct in that period of time.
The experts, as well as the thousands of aspiring draftniks, know who should be selected in the first round but they don’t always know where they’ll go. Accuracy at the top of the draft is very high, but the precision quickly drops off due to unexpected decisions and trades. The table ...
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ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. released his final mock draft today, and with the sixth pick he gives the Browns CB Dee Milliner-
“The Browns are really desperate for another corner to play opposite Joe Haden. If they get Milliner, that’s a solid No. 2 option, also allowing them to move Buster Skrine inside to cover the slot, a position where he’s far better. The need for...
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Mel Kiper Jr. criticizes the talent level of Oklahoma. However, he still praises former Sooner starting quarterback Landry Jones. (The Oklahoman)
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Trust us, while thinking up a piece for this morning, we were really, really, tempted to giving you our top-10 mock draft. But while we were watching Sportscenter, it came to us, “We’re not Mel Kiper Jr. or Todd McShay, nor do we expect you to want to read another boring prediction that will be [...]
Since the NFL Draft talks have begun, Clemson WR DeAndre Hopkins seems to have been closely associated with the Patriots. The junior WR's stock has fluctuated, moving up and down all the different analysts mock draft boards. There is no doubt that the Patriots NEED another wide receiver and will most likely address this need in the draft. The question is, will DeAndre Hopkins...
Draft pundit Mel Kiper Jr. published a piece in which he personally picked the first three rounds for every team. The premise was an “A” draft for each team. When it came to the Browns, Kiper used the trade down theory and came up with this-
“Cleveland Browns Top needs: CB, QB, G, ILB, TE
Rd. 1 (11) G Chance Warmack, Alabama (via San Diego)
Rd. 3 (68) QB EJ Manuel, Florida...