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‘Tis the Season To Be Mocking: Perez’s 2016 NFL Mock Draft, 1.0

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…)

Luke Easterling’s 2016 Mock Draft 2.0

Written by Luke Easterling on November 25, 2015

It’s been a little over a month since my first stab at a 2016 mock draft, and plenty has changed regarding the landscape of the potential draft order. There are still some surprises in the order if the season ended right now (Tampa Bay picking in the latter half, Dallas in the top 10, Jacksonville on the cusp of making it out of the early third), but there’s still a lot of football to be played, and it will be interesting to see how things shake out over these final six weeks.

These kinds of early projections are nothing more than conversation-starters, as free agency and underclassmen decisions will have a significant impact on how the first round actually looks come Spring. But it’s never too early to start talking about the possibilities, so let’s look at one of a million difference scenarios that could come together in the (read more…)

Luke Easterling’s Way-Too-Early 2016 NFL Mock Draft

Written by Luke Easterling on October 21, 2015

Just like naming your future kids with your first middle-school crush or declaring that 98 Degrees would become the greatest boy band of all time, it’s way too early to start making projections for next year’s NFL Draft.

But hey, that didn’t stop you from settling on Ashley and Joshua or plastering Nick Lachey posters all over your wall, so why let it stop us now?

Here’s my first stab at how the first round might shake out.

Note: The New England Patriots were stripped of their 1st-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft due to…well, you know.

*Draft order is based on the latest Super Bowl odds from

Week 5 NFL Mock Draft: Detroit Lions in line for pick of the litter

Written by Pete Smith on October 13, 2015

Joey Bosa

Using the Power Rankings courtesy of Elliot Harrison at, here is the Week 5 edition of the first round mock draft.  Unfortunately, the number of injuries to high-profile players continues to rise.  Medicals will become even more important than it already is for the class of 2016.

There are a few new names in this mock as players continue to separate from the pack (and I continue to gain more exposure to the likely class).  Let me know your thoughts in the comments section or via twitter!

The First Quarter Mock

Written by Pete Smith on October 6, 2015

The First Quarter Mock

Here is the latest edition of the Mock Draft using the Power Rankings from  A number of new players make their debut on the mock, including a kicker!  As always, feedback is welcomed and encouraged.

Week 3: Trends becoming Evidence

Written by Pete Smith on September 29, 2015

Using the Power Rankings as done by Danny Kelly of Field Gulls over at SBNation, the divide between the good and the bad teams is becoming obvious.  Yes, there are some extremely good teams but the amount of truly awful, potentially hopeless teams this year is pretty staggering.  The race for the No. 1 pick overall will be fun to watch.

The unfortunate season-ending injury to Myles Jack combined with some players trending upward has resulted in a number of new names in this week’s mock draft; one in particular is from a school that people might not expect.

As always, feedback is welcome!

Week 2 Provides Shake Up to Draft Order

Written by Pete Smith on September 22, 2015

Using Frank Schwab’s Power Rankings at, week two of the NFL season significantly shook up the potential 2016 draft order.  As a result, there are some big changes between my last mock and this one.  Until it becomes clear just how bad some of these teams are (and there are a lot of them), the draft order may be in for a pretty big shake up on a weekly basis.

An unusual amount of linebackers end up going in the first round this time around while few quarterbacks, corners and wide receivers get picked.  The other positions that are well-represented are offensive linemen (as always) and defensive linemen.  The league is desperate for as many 300-pound impact players as it can find and this appears to be a class that could offer a lot of them.

As always, feel free to tell me how awful I did with your (read more…)

An Early Season Mock Draft 1.0

Written by Gabe Burns on September 17, 2015

The NFL Season is underway, which means so are the mock drafts.

Mock drafts are not accurate today, nor are they accurate the night before the draft. The purpose of a mock is to examine multiple scenarios that could play out that night. For a mock this early in the season, the purpose is to familiarize yourself with some of the bigger names that could potentially enter next year’s crop, as well as assess team needs as the season continues.

I did not spend much time on the draft order. It is a representation of the general area I project the team to finish in as of today. It is not a prediction of the final standings.

Where the players were selected was a combination of team needs, the current “consensus” and my personal rankings. This mock is not based exclusively on my own ratings, especially with the quarterbacks. My (read more…)

Overreaction Tuesday Mock Draft

Written by Pete Smith on September 15, 2015

Using the power rankings from SBNation for the draft order, here is my first look at the 2016 NFL Draft.   It is still early in the process; players will rise and fall and  team needs are likely to change.  And one other thing:  the draft order will fluctuate over and over again before it’s all said and done.

Feel free to let me know how badly I screwed your team or how awful a person I am for this train wreck.

All that said, I have six Buckeyes, three Rebels, two Fighting Irish, two  Spartans, two Bruins and two Hokies in this first mock and only one player from Florida State, Florida, LSU, Auburn and Alabama.


Matt LaPan’s In-Season Mock Draft 1.0

Written by Matt LaPan on September 11, 2015

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