Mock drafts are a dime a dozen and by the time that last weekend in April rolls around, they’re worth even less. But the mocks are something to talk about, something to fill blogs and podcasts and network shows with content, while waiting for what league scouts and personnel execs refer to as their Super Bowl.
That Super Bowl is the NFL Draft.
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For you-know-what and giggles, I’ve been told that league execs will peruse mock drafts. They do so to take the pulse of how the media thinks the draft will play out and that is oftentimes a byproduct of their individual relationships with NFL teams and/or college coaches.