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NFL Mock Drafts Do Matter


Don’t mock the mockers, because mock drafts matter according to the Washington Post. They recently spoke with Washington Redskins General Manager, Bruce Allen, and he confirmed what all of us mockers knew, mock drafts serve a purpose. They also referred to our sister site, DC Pro Sports Report. Here are a few excerpts from the post:

"Redskins general manager Bruce Allen says yes. After he and team officials finalize their draft plans, they turn to the mock drafts to help them further prepare for what could possibly take place.“We’ll get into how we would react if certain things happened,” Allen said this weekend. “A lot of times, we will pull a few mocks off the Internet and say, ‘If these three things happen, what would we do? If we have this phone call come in, what would we do?’ We play the fantasy draft, so to speak, the three days before the draft.”In other words, team officials will look at one mock, and see what players have been taken before the Redskins, then discuss which move they would make if their original choices of player X, Y or Z are gone. Then they’ll look at another, and another, and derive contingency plans from those as well."

So there you have it, NFL general managers, coaches, and scouts look at various mock drafts across the internet in order to expedite things. Instead of taxing their time, they use our mock drafts to assist in determining different ways of which the draft could fall. It feels good to know that there may be an NFL guy out there looking at our mock drafts. I better watch what I say in my selection descriptions now.