Sports Illustrated

● By Kevin Hanson

Accuracy: 28.13%57th Place
The unpredictable nature of the NFL draft is what makes it so exciting, yet that doesn’t stop us from trying to predict it. As one NFL general manager recently told NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, “The media is wronger about mock drafts this year than you guys have ever been.” If my final mock this year is only “as wrong as usual,” does that mean I have exceeded expectations? Given all of the moving parts of a virtual draft, front offices will face some potential communication challenges as teams are spread out. Earlier this month, long-time draft guru Gil Brandt speculated about the potential of “probably fewer” trades taking place. That said, I’ve projected a couple trade scenarios that I believe make sense.
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