Mock Draft Experts: Guess Work at its Worst


Published: May 4, 2009


... nauseating peak. In the last several weeks I have seen more mock drafts than I care to recall. It became readily apparent that none of these mock drafts are consistent. Sure, a handful of them show Stafford going first, but mostly it depends on what day you're reading.

Last night, I had the pleasure of watching Mel Kiper Jr. blow a head gasket arguing his points about who will be picked. Mel Kiper Jr., an ESPN analyst, is generally regarded as the draft expert and has been presenting draft analysis since 1984. According to his Wikipedia entry, Mel is credited as playing a large part in making the NFL draft the big spectacle that it is today; "He has played a major role in transforming the draft from a quiet meeting few fans understood or cared about into a major public event over the course of the last 25 years."

I'd say that makes this guy a pretty safe bet when hunting for draft predictions, right?

Hardly the case. A little internet research turns up th...

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