if the Saints would pass on home town once in a lifetime type of player in Leonard Fournette I would DIE!! Mark Ingram hasn't shown to be all that great. We will likely have a new young QB in a few years and a BEAST back would do him wonders. Hell he may help Brees last a little longer in that he won't have to pass 100 times a game. Delvin Breaux, PJ Williams, DeVante Harris, Ken Crawley, Damian Swann, and Kyle Wilson will be plenty enough depth at corner. The 2 UDFA corners have played good considering they are undrafted. I think PJ was gonna have a good year before the devastating concussion. We are missing Sheldon Rankins right now and our top 3 corners. This D isn't as bad as most think, but the devastating injuries to all our corners have killed us, which would happen to every team out there. Plus I'm scared of Bama corners BIG TIME!! They seem to bust or take forever to produce!!
Yeah the Patriots are just clamoring for an interior offensive lineman. After all they have Thuney and Mason as starters at guard with Jonathan Cooper and Ted Karras as back-ups and have a very good center in David Andrews. What the Patriots need is an offensive tackle because Sebastian Vollmer ain't getting any younger and hasn't really been fully healthy the last two seasons. If there's a great prospect at OT at the end of the first round the Patriots should take him. You're out of your tree if you think the Patriot's greatest need is an interior offensive lineman.
Yet again, I will follow Walt's lead for this draft order outside the fact that the Bears land the top pick over the 49ers or Browns, I have more faith in Cutler running into wins before I do with Kessler or Gabbert. Also, there are still some players not in the system such as the Illini DEs, Justin Evans and Malik Hooker at safety. Until they are in I will mock without them.
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Posted Jan. 28, 2009
The Mock Draft Myth
There is a common misunderstanding with the theory on how to make a mock draft.
A) Predict what SHOULD happen, or
B) Predict what WILL happen.
I have to say, I think this is a completely ridiculous argument.
Statement A implies you are predicting what you think the teams will do in the sense you are playing "GM" if you will.
Statement B implies you are predicting what you think the teams will do in the sense you move your opinion to the side and eliminate the subjectivity of the mock draft picks.
This does not make any sense whatsoever. The bottom line is, every mock is subjective. We are predicting not only what we think will happen, but also what we think the teams will do.
We are human. Therefore, it is impossible to not have bias. Every mock draft has bias. It is impossible to escape. We develop opinions on these players and these teams. We develop opinions on how the draft will play out.
For example, last year I thought the Dolphins were going to take Chris Long No. 1. I could back up my case why Parcells would do this (coached with Al Groh, always built his team around defense, etc.) I also said Darren McFadden would be a Raider from the day he declared for the 2008 NFL Draft. I would not touch McFadden in the top five picks ever, but I still thought the Raiders would take him.
All I am saying is this is a ridiculous argument. We all have our bias, and quite frankly I do not think there is anything wrong with it. We should accept this because we are humans and not robots.
NoNonsenseCoach on the WF.com forums said, "Mock drafts are projecting where players are going to go.... not where they should go."
As much as you want it to be "where players are going to go" we are very inaccurate with this anyway because it is extremely hard to do. We have our biases, and cannot escape them. Nothing about putting together a mock draft is objective.
This is an argument created by draftniks to act like they are better than other people who make mock drafts. It is a complete myth.