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Mock Drafts...

Don't get me wrong, I love the occasional mock draft. I check out various draft sites (walterfootball.com and draftcountdown.com to name some) and even like to see what the dynamic duo McShay and Kiper are spouting off about. But I think it's funny how people try so hard to predict the draft, when the prospects completely change between the end of the college season and draft day.

Look at Brandon Graham, he was supposed to be a 2nd or 3rd round pick. But now he's speculated to be in the middle of the 1st AT WORST. But come combine time, he could have a bad week and drop to the 3rd round, or have a great week and solidify a top ten pick. It reminds me of last year, when Michael Oher was the consensus top OT in the draft up until Andre Smith uprooted him. And then following the combine, Andre Smith set off red flags and dropped to the 3rd or 4th round, remember, since Jason Smith and Eugene Monroe where clearly more "sure things". We'll Andre Smith went at no. 7 to Cincy and Oher had to wait for the Ravens at pick no.23. Oher was the only one who actually had a significant this season as well.

Let's not forget the Millens and Al Davis' of the world, who will take DHB ahead of Crabtree and reach for a RT who could've been had in the 2nd round to be the smartest guy in the room.

Like I said, it's a blast making/reading mocks, if not only to learn more about the prospects that are out there and will be making the highlight real for years to come. But I just found the fact that there are many sites in which folks make a living off of "mocking the draft" as if it's an exact science when you actually have a better chance of winning the lotto and retiring than accurately predicting one round of the NFL draft, let alone seven.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Pride Of Detroit or its writers.

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