Thursday, April 22, 2010

Analyzing the Draft Experts

Every year when draft season comes around, the collective world turns to the "draft experts" for the best insight on who is picking who. With the NFL Draft just hours away, it is time to pick apart the NFL "draft experts" Mel Kiper Jr. And Todd McShay. Who coined these guys draft experts anyway? In last years first round alone, both Kiper and McShay were 5-32, that's 16%. If LeBron shot 5-32 from the field we would be calling for his head, if Albert Pujols went on a streak of 5-32 at the plate, he would be in the worst slump of his career. I understand that it is extremely difficult to project these picks, but they still shouldn't be called experts. All I am asking for is a name change, actors change their names all the time to sound better, even Lew Alcindor changed his name. So, if anyone out there is listening, let's not call them draft experts anymore, let's change their names to Draft Consultants.

Here is how Kiper and McShays first round Mocks look:

1. St. Louis Rams
Kiper: Sam Bradford, McShay: Sam Bradford

2. Detroit Lions
Kiper: Ndamukong Suh, McShay: Ndamukong Suh

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Kiper: Gerald McCoy, McShay: Gerald McCoy

4. Washington Redskins
Kiper: Trent Williams, McShay: Trent Williams

5. Kansas City Cheifs
Kiper:Eric Berry, McShay: Eric Berry

6. Seattle Seahawks
Kiper: Russell Okung, McShay: Russell Okung

7. Cleveland Browns
Kiper: Derrick Morgan, McShay: Derrick Morgan

8. Oakland Raiders
Kiper: Jimmy Clausen, McShay: Anthony Davis

9. Buffalo Bills
Kiper: Anthony Davis, McShay: Dan Williams

10. Jacksonville Jaguars
Kiper: C.J. spiller, McShay: C.J. Spiller

11. Denver Broncos
Kiper: Rolando McClain, McShay: Rolando McClain

12. Miami Dolphins
Kiper: Sergio Kindle, McShay: Sergio Kindle

13. San Francisco 49ers
Kiper: Bryan Bulaga, McShay: Joe Haden

14. Seattle Seahawks
Kiper: Earl Thomas, McShay: Earl Thomas

15. NY Giants
Kiper: Sean Weatherspoon, McShay: Jason Pierre-Paul

16. Tennessee Titans
Kiper: Jason Pierre-Paul, McShay: Kyle Wilson

17. San Francisco 49ers
Kiper: Joe Haden, McShay: Bryan Bulaga

18.Pittsburgh Steelers
Kiper: Maurkice Pouncey, McShay: Maurkice Pouncey

19. Atlanta Falcons
Kiper: Brandon Graham, McShay: Brandon Graham

20. Houston Texans
Kiper: Ryan Matthews, McShay: Ryan Matthews

21. Cincinnati Bengals
Kiper: Dez Bryant, McShay: Jermaine Gresham

22. New England Patriots
Kiper: Jermaine Gresham, McShay: Demaryius Thomas

23. Green Bay Packers
Kiper: Mike Iupati, McShay: Mike Iupati

24. Philadelphia Eagles
Kiper: Kyle Wilson, McShay: Devin McCourty

25. Baltimore Ravens
Kiper: Demaryius Thomas, McShay: Kareem Jackson

26. Arizona Cardinals
Kiper: Dan Williams, McShay: Jerry Hughes

27. Dallas Cowboys
Kiper: Rodger Saffold, McShay: Dez Bryant

28. San Diego Chargers
Kiper: Kareem Jackson, McShay: Linval Joseph

29. NY Jets
Kiper: Linval Joseph, McShay: Jared Odrick

30. Minnesota Vikings
Kiper: Tim Tebow, McShay: Jimmy Clausen

31. Indianapolis Colts
Kiper: Jerry Hughes, McShay: Rodger Saffold

32. New Orleans Saints
Kiper: Jared Odrick, McShay: Brian Price

This years NFL Draft should be very interesting, my next post will be updating the picks to see how our "experts" are doing.

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