The NFL draft is pretty boring to watch. It has turned into a pop culture event, rather than what it is. I miss the days when I didn’t have to watch a 30 minute fashion show prior to the draft taking place.
Anyways, there were some surprises in the first round. The question on everyone’s mind – Am I better than Kiper and McShay at mock-drafting NFL talent in Round 1?
I am setting a scoring system in place prior to even comparing our mock picks. You get +1 if you select a player in the correct draft slot. You get +1 if you select a player to the correct team. Pretty simple.
|1. AZ – Kyler Murray||+2||+2||OAK – Kyler Murray +1|
|2. SF – Nick Bosa||+2||+2||+2|
|3. NYJ – Quinnen Williams||+2||+2||+2|
|4. OAK – Clelin Ferrell||Josh Allen||Ed Oliver||AZ – Dwayne Haskins|
|5. TB – Devin White||+2||Josh Allen||Josh Allen|
|6. NYG – Daniel Jones||Ed Oliver||Devin White||Montez Sweat|
|7. JAX – Josh Allen||TJ Hockenson||TJ Hockenson||Jawaan Taylor|
|8. DET – TJ Hockenson||Brian Burns||Brian Burns||Devin White|
|9. BUF – Ed Oliver||Jonah Williams||Jawaan Taylor||+2|
|10. PIT – Devin Bush||Dwayne Haskins||DEN – Devin Bush +1||Rashan Gary|
|11. CIN – Jonah Williams||Devin Bush||+2||Devin Bush|
|12. GB – Rashan Gary||Jawaan Taylor||Noah Fant||TJ Hockenson|
|13. MIA – Christian Wilkins||+2||+2||Jonah Williams|
|14. ATL – Chris Lindstrom||Cody Ford||Cody Ford||Brian Burns|
|15. WAS – Dwayne Haskins||Drew Lock||+2||Cody Ford|
|16. CAR – Brian Burns||Andre Dillard||Rashan Gary||Clelin Ferrell|
|17. NYG – Dexter Lawrence||Daniel Jones +1||Drew Lock||DK Metcalf|
|18. MIN – Garrett Bradbury||Chris Lindstrom||+2||Andre Dillard|
|19. TEN – Jeffrey Simmons||Rashan Gary||Marquise Brown||Christian Wilkins|
|20. DEN – Noah Fant||Byron Murphy||Greedy Williams||AJ Brown|
|21. GB – Darnell Savage Jr.||Montez Sweat||Montez Sweat||Dexter Lawrence|
|22. PHI – Andre Dillard||Eric McCoy||Eric McCoy||Garrett Bradbury|
|23. HOU – Tytus Howard||Greedy Williams||Andre Dillard||Greedy Williams|
|24. OAK – Josh Jacobs||+2||+2||Noah Fant|
|25. BAL – Marquise Brown||PHI – Marquise Brown +1||Byron Murphy||Byron Murphy|
|26. WAS – Montez Sweat||Jeffrey Simmons||Clelin Ferrell||Jeffrey Simmons|
|27. OAK – Johnathan Abram||Darnell Savage Jr.||Rock Ya-Sin||OAK – Josh Jacobs +1|
|28. LAC – Jerry Tillery||Dexter Lawrence||Daniel Jones||Drew Lock|
|29. SEA – LJ Collier||Justin Layne||Dexter Lawrence||Jerry Tillery|
|30. NYG – Deandre Baker||Noah Fant||Jeffrey Simmons||Marquise Brown|
|31. ATL – Kaleb McGary||Garrett Bradbury||Chris Lindstrom||LAR – Kaleb McGery +1|
|32. NE – N’Keal Harry||Clelin Ferrell||Darnell Savage Jr.||Daniel Jones|
Nobody knows what they are talking about! McShay was the best – he correctly picked 8.5 out of 32 draft spots. Kiper, on the other hand, would only have a 0.219 batting average if this were baseball. I was the worst, but I also do not get paid to do this for a living.
Could I do better if they paid me? Probably.
Your move ESPN.