For all you amateur draftniks out there who follow the NFL Draft like a religion, there are hundreds of professional, and semi-professional analysts who do this for a living. Google NFL Mock Draft, and you will see lists a mile long of Mock Draft websites.
So, the question becomes, who do you follow? IMO, most of these guys are hacks. They listen to a report on a prospect, and turn that report into their own analysis of the player. Many times undisclosed injuries have a lot to do with the stock of a draft prospect, and the outsiders know none of this.
ESPN's Mel Kiper and Todd McShay get most of the attention, but it's primarily due to the national publicity that ESPN generates. NFL Networks Mike Mayock is a well respected draftnik, but his analysis is sometimes a little off the wall. Wes Bunting is well researched, and well respected amongst the NFL draftnik community. He does his homework, plain and simple.
But how do the rest of the self-proclaimed draftniks stack up?
The Huddle Report just did a Mock Draft scoring system, thats rates the most popular draftniks on a pretty simple, clear scoring system.
Do you want to see where your favorite ranks? Check it out below. You may be surprised by the results.
Each pick can score 1 or 3 points. Here is how: Player in round = 1 or (P)layer in round 1 + (M)atched to team 2 = 3 points