I was looking back at the mock draft I put together a year ago and it doesn't look good. Well, at least I got the first pick right. But after that, teams did some things I never would have thought. Like Detroit taking another WR in the first round (Calvin Johnson) or the Skins not taking a Defensive Lineman. Check out the page and laugh. It is that ugly.
I did get it right about Quinn... well, kinda. I had Miami taking him but my comment was "if he falls past here, he falls for a while, a la Aaron Rogers in Green Bay." And my comment about the Browns at #3 was that "I think QB Quinn might get some thought here as well." So... I got it half right. It kinda handcuffs mock drafters to be unable to even conceive draft day trades, especially since they happen a lot.
I had the Jags taking Jarvis Moss at #17... but Denver traded to take him at that spot. I count that as a victory. I had the Giants taking Aaron Ross at #20 correct. And Dwayne Bowe at #23 to the Chiefs. And that's about it.
The biggest botched pick? I had Alan Branch as not only a first rounder, but a top #5 pick going to the Cardinals. He went as the first pick in the second round... to the Cardinals. I think this is the type of move the Skins should consider. According to Wikipedia (which quotes ESPN.com's draft day tracker) the trade went down like this:
If the Skins could trade up in the second round to take whoever falls at a position they don't draft in the first round, it might make sense. But only if they are high on the particular player falling. Otherwise, I stay at #51.
The second biggest botched pick? LaRon Landry to the Skins. I had him way down at #18 to the Bengals. I had the Skins taking Jamaal Anderson and I'm very glad they didn't. I didn't think they'd take a safety, but the move worked out pretty well, all things considered.
Resident draft guru Skin Patrol did even more poorly than I did, but that says little about either of us. He got Russell and Bowe right. I guess we should have waited a little bit past February to make up our mocks.
Anyway, feel free to comment away. I'm going to sulk about my poor perfromance.