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Thursday open thread: Who is the best NFL Draft analyst?

Which analyst do you trust the most with NFL draft coverage?

NFL: 2017 NFL Draft Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Over the past few months, and for the next couple weeks ahead, draft obsessors pour over endless amounts of content regarding the 2018 NFL Draft. Whether it be scouting reports, big boards, prospect rankings or, everyone’s favorite, mock drafts, people seem to consume draft content with an insatiable appetite.

Yet, oddly, it seems many of the most popular draftniks are also the most unpopular. You can’t post a single article about a guy like Mel Kiper Jr. without the comment section loading up with people asking why he still has a job.

But today, let’s keep it positive. While there are plenty of draft experts out there that seem to have a poor track record, there are certainly some people doing impressive work out there.

So today’s Question of the Day is:

Who is your favorite NFL Draft analyst?

My answer: I don’t think I could answer this question justly without at least mentioning our own Kent Lee Platte, who has not only changed the game with his unbelievable RAS data, but also goes well beyond the numbers to back up his opinion of players. There aren’t a lot of people who can be so obsessed with the athletic scores at Combines and Pro Day while also fully acknowledging their shortcomings.

And while I don’t go as far down the draftnik rabbit hole as a lot of people do, here’s a brief list of the people I try to really pay attention to: Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller, Tony Pauline, SB Nation’s Dan Kadar and Dane Brugler.

Your turn.

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