Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Originally posted by ishkabibel:
Based on past history, no credability should be given to Mel's mocks. Just not his forte.
Agreed. His strengths are identifying diamonds in the rough long before the pack: Joe Flacco, Mike Iupati, etc.
i think Mel himself has said that people put too much stock in mocks. Instead he and most other draft experts tend to look to see if guys are drafted where they are projected. They are about evaluating talent, and not evaluating every NFL teams needs. If they have guys projected as a 1st rounder and he's drafted in the 3rd then something is wrong where there evaluation. Just like if a guy they have graded out as a 4th rounder, and he's drafted in the 2nd. Only time will tell if they were right or wrong. But if they have a guy going number 8 and he ends up going number 19 then that isn't a big deal. They do mocks b/c ESPN makes them, I'd think he's more comfortable with his big board than his mocks.
i think some guys just get a kick out of saying Kiper, Mayock, or McShay are wrong and I'm right. it's gonna be hit or miss on a lot of these draft picks, but for some reason folks on message board only remember what guys got incorrect. they are gonna make mistakes every year.