Well, could there have been a harder mock to create? Probably not. There’s a good chance that this year, a higher percentage (than usual) of mock drafts will be completely wrong. So we decided to stray from our normal “no trade predictions” and threw a few in. Even if we’re 100% wrong, what would the day before the draft be without a frantic, last minute mock draft? : )
1. Kansas City Chiefs Luke Joeckel – OT – Texas A&M It’s a toss up whether or not KC will select Joeckel or Fisher here, so our predictions could be off to a great, or terrible start. 2. Jacksonville Jaguars Eric Fisher – OT – Central Michigan The Jags would love to trade out of this spot but if they’re forced to stay, why not get a top tier LT? Fisher would play RT for a year but with Eugene Monroe’s Keep Reading…
Originally posted at NFL Draft Geek.
Once again, we are clearly shown by the 2009 NFL Draft, just how much of an uncertainty the NFL Draft really is. Everybody thinks they are getting a superstar with their 1st round pick, but the truth is, only about 17% of 1st Round Picks make multiple Pro-Bowls. This year stuck right to that mold, as currently, only 6 of the 32 1st Round Picks have made the Pro-Bowl (18%). Four out of the first 7 Picks were total busts, but the “Bust Rate” (F) wasn’t too terrible (25%) Compared to a usual average of 30%. The “Hit Rate” (B or Higher) was actually pretty high, at 46%. However, the real problem with this draft class proved to be a severe lack of depth, with very few “Gems” found in the later rounds. After Round One, you can make the argument for only Keep Reading…
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It’s time to take a closer look at the North Division teams to see how they are shaping up in May. Let’s get right to it…
Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens had another successful season in 2010, but failed to make it to the big game. QB Joe Flacco returns as the starter, but has yet to reach that elite level as a fantasy starter or a Super Bowl champion. In fantasy terms, he’s still a solid fantasy backup in most leagues. I don’t see that changing much in 2012. The sportsbook review indicates that the backup position at QB is shaky with QB Curtis Painter signed this offseason. Keep Reading…
Hoping to get back to our championship form at The Huddle Report, Rob Engle and I put our heads together for our final mock draft of the season. After many, many scenario shifts, we decided on 32 picks that felt right…or at least as close to it as possible.
1. Indianapolis Colts — Andrew Luck – QB – Stanford
Not a lot to say here since everyone knows this is a done deal.
2. Washington Redskins — Robert Griffin III – QB – Baylor
At least we should be getting two right!
3. Minnesota Vikings — Matt Kalil – OT – USC
We don’t buy for a second that the Jets are going to trade up to 3 for Richardson. However, we do think the Vikings are dying to move out of the #3 spot. The best possible suitor would be Tampa Bay in a move for Richardson and Minnesota Keep Reading…
The Play the Draft® game (FRX-Football) is simple to play. (Don’t let the “stock market” lingo make you think the game is more difficult than it actually is.)
Your goal is to find “draft stocks” that you believe are undervalued
Add the most undervalued stocks to your team/fund, using the $12 million “rookie salary cap” with which all teams/funds begin play. Check your team/fund often, as stock prices are adjusted daily as NFL Draft analysts update their mock drafts based on new information. You can change the draft stocks in your team/fund at any time until 2 hours before the start of the NFL Draft at 7pm EST on April 26, 2012. Then, while watching the NFL Draft, see where the athletes in your team/fund are selected and compare your team/fund value to those of your friends.
Every athlete competing for selection in the first 3 rounds Keep Reading…