NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks released his first mock draft earlier this week and offered up his opinion on who the Bucs will take, as well as the rest of the league. While most early mocks have had Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston going in the first two picks, Brooks doesn’t agree.
To view his first round mock draft, click here.
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No way Mariota slides to 18.. If he slips into the back end of the top ten Eagles will jump.
I said in the Dominik articles that I didn’t trust his judgement on player evaluation despite the fact that he favors Mariota as I do. So I’m objective. Despite being an ex-scout, Bucky Brooks is horrible at mock drafts. Just horrible. If you check out his history at mock drafts it’s pathetic. Mike Greenburg said something recently on Mike&Mike that I think is true of many (not all) in the sports journalism business. He said he’s in the “interesting” business. He’s looking for the story in or around the game, not the final score of game itself. There’s no accountability for many of those in sports journalism and the same goes for mock drafters so long as they remain interesting. Now Bucky Brooks has caught people’s attention. If he leaves Mariota that low on his board until draft day and he gets drafted in the top 2 spots will he be demoted for being a dumbass? No, he’ll be right there again posting another mock draft next year for NFL.com. You can be interesting AND accurate and as consumers that what we should demand. There should be multiple mock drafters employed by NFL.com and ESPN and people should be replaced on a 3 year cycle depending on whether they are performing or not. That’s pretty much how it works for NFL coaches and players and we as consumers end up with the best product possible. Off my soap box now…
The thing is anyone who does their own mock draft will only get about3-4 right anyway so to say this one or another one is accurate or inaccurAte is hilarious cause nobody knows how it will really turn out
Absolutely right JonnyG. Out of 32 selections it is typically under a half-dozen correctly slotted. I once got nine in the Scubog Mock Draft and was thrilled. You’d think with so many experts there would be a consensus of the first five, but all they do is echo each other. What I’ve learned in my 35 plus years following the Draft closely is that, as you said, no one knows. Pure guesswork.
I don’t post much, but I’ve been following PP since 2008, NFL drafts for even longer…
a Bucky Brooks mock draft is meant only for the casual fans.
the more i read about some of the opinions out there, I realize that no one knows anything. The big name journalists are getting their info from insiders at different teams, hence they are getting their info second or even third hand.
Everyone and their mothers are putting a mock up there since its the fashionable thing to do right now and anyone with pulse has the right to an opinion.
I gotta say, to me the more interesting thing about this draft is who are we getting in the second and third rounds.
I hope we get some quality guys coming off injuries in the 3-5 rounds as opposed to fill in guys and practice squad guys who never pan out.
Don’t you just love Pewter Reports one sided reporting of late. Every Mock Draft they post has their boy Winston going to the Bucs. How about posting McShay’s Mock Draft or the many other Mocks that have Mariota going to the Bucs. I’m out until April.
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