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To Mock or Not to Mock?

What do you guys think about the massive amounts of mock drafts every year?

[FYI - http://www.hailredskins.com/MockDraft.htm keeps a good list of who mock drafts have the Skins taking]

Kiper, McShay, and a host of other put out multiple mock drafts leading up to the draft with changes being made after the combine and after pro days. The funniest thing is that guys "stock" can "drop" in between without doing anything football related. 

The below information is from (http://www.thehuddlereport.com/Free/mockdraftscoring.shtml)

Each pick can score 1 or 3 points. Here is how:

Player in round = 1    

(P)layer in round 1 + (M)atched to team 2 = 3 points

 

5 YEAR AVERAGES
RANK Web Site / Publication 5 YR AVG. 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
1 Rick Gosselin - Dallas Morning News 47.60 45 43 40 53 57
2 Jason Boris - Times News 44.40 44 44 37 47 50
3 Mel Kiper jr - ESPN 43.20 48 43 37 48 40
4 M. Abromowitz - The Football Expert 42.60 41 48 43 37 44
5 Robby Esch - The Huddle Report 42.00 45 43 45 36 41

 

 

2010 MOCK DRAFTS
RK Site / Publication SCORE M P
1 Spencer & Engle - Draft Breakdown 50 11 28
2 Dan Kadar - Mocking the Draft 49 11 27
3 Mel Kiper - ESPN 48 10 28
4 Joe Everett - Rookie Draft 47 10 27
5 Bob McGinn - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 46 10 26

 

So looking at Mel Kiper's 2010 mock draft, he only correctly mocked 10 players to their appropriate team. Despite that he accurately picked 28 out of the 32 guys picked in the first round. Yet and still when he says Cam Newton to the Redskins some fans begin to get all anxious and such. Thoughts?

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