We like to make fun of mock drafts and the idiots who do mock drafts here because they’re a waste of time. No one can effectively predict how the NFL Draft will go.
Just like no one ever has a perfect March Madness bracket.
It’s common sense.
One person or group of people cannot replicate the feelings and knowledge base of 32 very different groups of people. Therefore, any mock draft is just an exercise in “How would we do this if we were ALL 32 of these teams?”
The premise alone is moronic.
In fact, just ask Green Bay Packers general manger Ted Thompson.
“We don’t (do mock drafts). We’ve tried to, but we’re so personal with it and so locked into it individually, that we make it up,” Thompson said. “If there’s somebody we really like, we say, ‘Oh yeah, we can get him there,’ and we kind of fool ourselves.”
Kind of like how there are a bunch of mock drafts by Packers fans who have Green Bay taking Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland in the first round.
Oh, yeah! Of course the guy I really want the Packers to have is going to be available at No. 27!
As Thompson noted, emotion comes into play and that always skews reality.
He would go on to say the Packers really have no idea who will be left on the board when they pick at No. 27 in the first round.
“When you’re picking 27th, it’s hard to come up with 27 guys that will be taken and the other group are the ones that will be left for you,” Thompson said. “It becomes a difficult mathematical game.”
In fact, we’re surprised Thompson didn’t bust out a “trust the process” comment. That’s more Mike McCarthy though, isn’t it?
The bottom line here is, you don’t know, we don’t know and mock draft dickhead doesn’t know who the Packers are going to get in the first round. Not even the Packers have any idea.