Written by Bryan Perez on December 17, 2015
It’s that time of year. Holiday shopping, Christmas music, snow (or in the case of the east coast, unseasonably warm and rainy weather), and of course mock drafts.
Writing a mock draft can be more frustrating than fighting for a parking spot at the mall a few days before Christmas. It’s irritating. It brings on stress, anger, even rage. Why do we do it? Why do we put ourselves through the guaranteed frustration that comes from reading the comments section of our work? Those comments hurt like an ACL after a hard jab step on AstroTurf.
Is there still AstroTurf?
I know why I write mock drafts: I do it because I love it. I love trying to create structure around an inherently chaotic and impossible-to-predict process. I know that my mock draft is unlikely to be the most accurate (well, except for 2014 when I did win the Huddle Report’s mock draft (read more…)